1/14/2011 5:04 PM
Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced he will consider a run for lieutenant governor. His announcement comes after U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison announced she will not run for re-election in 2012 and current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced he would consider a senate race after the legislative session.
“I am today announcing my interest in seeking the office of Lt. Governor,” Patterson said, “because I am eager to find new ways to put my experience and passion to work for the people of Texas. I offer a unique skill set for the job and I look forward to bringing that before the people of Texas to once again ask for their trust. A Marine is not easily deterred,” Patterson quipped. “With a lot of years in politics, I’ve both won and lost. Winning is better, and that is exactly what I intend to do should I run for Lt. Governor.” Patterson's full release can be read here.
Patterson served in the Texas Senate before becoming Land Commissioner and is the author fo the Texas Concealed Carry Law.