Former State Senator and Former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson Endorses Greg Travis for District G

October 27, 2015 – Today Greg Travis proudly announces his endorsement by Jerry Patterson. Jerry served as Commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas from 2003 to 2015 and was the second Republican since Reconstruction to be elected to that post. Prior to serving as Land Commissioner, Jerry was elected to the Texas Senate in 1992 and served till 1999, representing the Houston Area in District 11.

“Greg Travis is a political outsider who will shake up the big spending culture on the Houston City Council. A former Air Force officer, Greg will fight for what is right, not what is easy, and he will provide true fiscally conservative leadership. The only way Greg could be better qualified is if he was a Marine.”
- Jerry Patterson, Former Texas Land Commissioner, Retired Marine

Jerry Patterson is a native Houstonian. In 1992, Jerry was elected to the Texas Senate from District 11. As Senator, Jerry authored the historic concealed handgun law, a constitutional amendment allowing home equity lending, the state coastal management plan, and a bill creating the Texas State Veterans Home Program. In November 2002, Jerry Patterson was elected as the 27th Texas Land Commissioner. In 2007 Jerry was named "Texan of the Year" by Celebrate Texas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of Texas history. Later on that same year, Jerry was named president of the Western States Land Commissioners Association, an organization that consists of 23 states that together manage 447,000,000 acres of land, mineral right properties, and land beneath navigable waterways. Jerry Patterson is a graduate of  Texas A&M, Class of 1969, and received his commission in the United States Marine Corps. He volunteered for duty in Vietnam and was later designated as a Naval Flight Officer. Five consecutive generations of his family have served in the military in time of war. Jerry served in Marine fighter squadrons until his retirement from the Marine Corps Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1993.

"I am proud to have the support and endorsement of Jerry Patterson. I got to know Jerry when he first ran for State Senate back in 1992, and worked as a volunteer for his Senate campaigns in 1992 and 1994. Jerry recognizes that I am committed to the fight for fiscal conservatism. I will not stand idly by as career politicians kick the can down the road and pass along the ever increasing fiscal problems to the next generation."
- Greg Travis