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Lt. Gov. Patrick Announces New Chief of Staff

Longtime COS, Logan Spence, to Step Down Darrell Dávila Named New Chief   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today that his longtime Chief of Staff, Logan Spence, is stepping aside to enter the private sector. He will be replaced by the lieutenant governor’s current General Counsel, Darrell D. Dávila, effective April 2. “Logan… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Names Birdwell Chair of Natural Resources & Economic Development

Campbell Appointed to Senate Finance Committee   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appointed Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, Chair of the Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee today and named Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, to the Senate Finance Committee. “Sen. Birdwell is a proven and respected conservative leader who will bring his no-nonsense approach… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Statement on Sanctuary Cities Ruling

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement this evening in response to a ruling by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit that upheld almost all of Senate Bill 4, the Texas legislation that bans sanctuary cities: “Senate Bill 4 was a top priority for me because… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Appoints Martinez to Child Fatality Review Team Committee

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today that he has appointed Leticia “Letty” Martinez to the Child Fatality Review Team Committee. Upon making the announcement the lieutenant governor made the following statement: “I am confident that Letty Martinez will work diligently with the Child Fatality Review Team Committee to ensure we are doing everything… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement Following Uresti Verdict

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the announcement of the guilty verdicts against Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio: “I have confidence in our judicial system and the jury has spoken. Though I recognize that Sen. Uresti is entitled to exercise his right to appeal, my first priority is to the… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Asks Attorney General to Review Human Smuggling and/or Human Trafficking Arrest in San Antonio for Potential Violations of Sanctuary Cities Ban

AUSTIN – Tonight I sent the following letter to Attorney General Ken Paxton: The Honorable Ken Paxton, Attorney General Office of the Attorney General P.O. Box 12548 Austin, Texas 78711-2548 Re: Potential Violation of Sanctuary Cities Ban Dear Attorney General Paxton: I am very troubled by the recent news reports of the San Antonio police… Read more »

Patrick: We Must Do All We Can to Protect Our Law Enforcement Officers

Lt. Gov. Helps Launch SB 12 Protective Vests Program in Dallas   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was in Dallas today to observe Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and join Gov. Greg Abbott in announcing the first round of grant funding for Senate Bill 12 — the purchase of protective vests for law enforcement officers… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on AG Opinion on Guns and Security in Texas Churches

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement following Attorney General Ken Paxton’s opinion on guns and security in Texas churches: “I want to thank Attorney General Ken Paxton for his timely response to my request for an opinion clarifying the rights of handgun license holders to carry their handguns in church. Following… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Appoints Alvis to Texas Facilities Commission

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Steven Alvis, of Houston, to the Texas Facilities Commission today. Upon making the announcement the lieutenant governor made the following statement: “Mr. Alvis has a great deal of experience in this area and I am confident he will serve admirably on the Texas Facilities Commission.”… Read more »