Incumbent David Dewhurst lost during the primary elections propelling Dan Patrick to the GOP nominee for a position that’s considered more powerful than the Texas Governor. Leticia Van de Putte secured the democratic nod in the race.
Born Dannie Scott Goeb in Baltimore, Maryland, the candidate for Texas Lt. Governor started his political career by representing Houston’s north and northwestern suburbs in the Texas State Senate. He was first elected to the post in 2006. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1977, Patrick went on to work as a television broadcaster in Pennsylvania, Washington DC and eventually Houston. Currently, Patrick host a conservative talk radio show that airs on stations in Houston and Dallas. He is married to wife Janetlea and is father to Ryan and Shane, he lives in Cypress.
Experience: A two-term Texas Senator, radio broadcaster and former co-owner of sports bars in Houston.
Favorite Texas Sports Team: (awaiting candidate’s response at time this article was published)
Favorite Austin Restaurant: (awaiting candidate’s response at time this article was published)
State Senator Leticia Van de Putte graduated from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin and worked in a family pharmacy before opening her own in San Antonio. She still works part time as a pharmacist. She was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1990, and has represented the San Antonio area in the State Senate since 1999. Married to Pete, Leticia is the mother of six children. She resides in San Antonio.
Experience: Van de Putte has represented San Antonio in Austin since 1990, Owned a pharmacy in San Antonio and is a Fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Favorite Texas Sports Team: San Antonio Spurs.
Favorite Austin Restaurant: El Jacalito on East Oltorf