Diane Patrick – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for State Representative District 94, Texas

Republican Party of Texas
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4000 Shady Valley Ct.Arlington, TX 76013
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Biographical
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Married to Arlington dentist Dr. Ned Patrick since 1965, Dr. Patrick and her husband settled in Arlington in 1973 where their two children attended and graduated from Arlington public schools. They now have six young grandchildren, two boys and four girls.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

PhD, Philosophy, Educational Administration, University of North Texas, 1999

MA, Education, University of North Texas, 1969

BA, Elementary Education, Baylor University, 1966.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Professor, Texas Christian University

Clinical Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Texas at Arlington, 1994-2007

Consultant/School Board Trainer, Region Education Service Center IV, 1997-1998

Consultant/Community Liaison, Arlington School District, 1997

Director, Adult Program Services, CPC Millwood Hospital, 1992-93

Director of Education, In-Patient Services and Adolescent Services, Bedford Meadows Hospital, 1989-1992

Teacher, Birdville School District, 1986-1989

Office Business Manager, Ned H. Patrick, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1984-1986

Teacher, Richardson School District, 1967-1971

Teacher, Waco School District, 1966-1967.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Vice President, Arlington Independent School District Educational Foundation Board, present

Member, Junior League of Arlington, present

Member, Women's Policy Forum of Tarrant County, present

Board of Directors, Arlington Museum of Art

President of the Executive Committee, Center for Professional Development and Technology

Board of Directors, Children's Advocacy Network

Consortium of State Organizations of Texas Teacher Educators

County Co-Chair, March of Dimes

Advisory Board, Texas Center for Educational Research.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Long recognized as one of Arlington’s most dedicated community leaders, Dr. Diane Patrick was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in November of 2006. Representative Patrick’s House District 94 covers most of Arlington in Tarrant County and includes the communities of Dalworthington Gardens and Pantego.

Representative Patrick currently sits on the House Appropriations and Higher Education Committees, and she has successfully passed numerous pieces of legislation during her three terms in office.

In addition to other Interim responsibilities Representative Patrick has served as a member of the Select Committee on Government Accountability and Efficiency. Following the 80th Session, she was the only House member appointed to the 15-member Select Public School Accountability Committee, and she also chaired the Subcommittee on Early Childhood Ed.

Prior to her service in the Texas House of Representatives, Dr. Patrick served as a member of the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees for 11 years, including four years as School Board President, followed by four years of service as an elected Republican on the Texas State Board of Education.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Some of her Post-Legislative Session awards in recognition of her contributions include: Dallas Morning News "Best of Rookie Class," Texas Dental Association "Patient Advocacy Award," Texas Charter School Association "Charter School Advocate," Alliance for Prosperity "Friend of the Taxpayer," and Texas Association of Business (TAB) "Champion of Free Enterprise." Additional awards include Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) "Tribute to Texas Children," Collaborative for Children "Spirit of Collaboration," and Texas Equity Center "Champion of Children" for her efforts in school finance and funding equity.

Reflecting on the most recent Session (2011), she also received the Christian Life Commission "Horizon Award," Texas Parent Teacher Association "Legislator Honor Roll," Texas Association of Mid-Sized Schools "Golden Apple Award," Texas Hospital Association "Excellence in Public Service," and a 100% rating on the Texas Conservative Coalition Scorecard.

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