Before he was elected Lt. Governor, he was twice elected to the Texas Senate representing part of Houston and Northwest Harris County. He is a successful small-business man, a former radio host and television anchor, sportscaster, musician, Christian author and movie producer.
Lt. Governor Patrick has been married to his wife Jan, a former schoolteacher, for 47 years. They are the proud parents of son Ryan and daughter Shane, and the grandparents to seven grandchildren.