Jared Patterson was raised in a blue collar home in the small town of Whitesboro, Texas. His mom taught public school for 38 years and his dad worked two jobs, as a letter carrier with US Postal Service and as a small business owner in the real estate industry. His mom’s career as a teacher and his dad’s time as Chief of the local Volunteer Fire Department and, later, as a member of the WISD school board instilled in Jared the importance of service to one’s community.
While studying at Texas A&M, Jared met third generation Aggie Leslie Hamm. The two would marry in 2007. A former public school teacher, Leslie now teaches preschool and together they raise their three children; Reagan, Austin and McKinley. The Pattersons are members of First Baptist Church of Frisco.
Representative Patterson was elected to the Texas House in 2018. He proudly serves the taxpayers and residents of House District 106, encompassing eastern Denton County. Rep. Patterson serves on the three standing committees, the Committee on Business and Industry, the Committee on Urban Affairs, and the Resolutions Calendars Committee. In 2019, Representative Patterson was appointed to serve as a member of the House Aggregate Production Operations Interim Study Committee, and in 2020, to serve on the Texas Cybersecurity Council.
Rep. Patterson had an effective first session in 2019. He authored or sponsored four bills signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott, including the only tollway accountability bill of the session. He also co-authored major reforms to property taxes and school finance and helped pass ten pro-2nd Amendment bills. As a freshman member, Jared’s record was ranked the 8th most conservative in an independent review by Rice University. He was rated 100% Pro-Life by Texas Right to Life and was awarded the 2019 Faith and Family Champion by Texas Values Action, the Courageous Conservative Award by the Texas Conservative Coalition, the Civil Justice Leadership Award by Texans for Lawsuit Reform and the Best of the House Award from the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas.
Professionally, Jared is the Director of Energy Services at Rapid Power Management, a retail electric brokerage firm headquartered in Carrollton. His business management experience has instilled in him a solid understanding of how excessive government can unduly burden the private sector – especially small businesses – and often causes unintended consequences. As the only current member with a professional background in the Texas electricity market, Representative Patterson brings a unique perspective on important issues facing the Texas Legislature.