August 25, 2022

(Frisco, TX) – State Representative Jared Patterson has formally filed five additional book challenges in Frisco Independent School District. Each of the books challenged have already been removed in neighboring Little Elm Independent School District. In total, Rep. Patterson has challenged 32 titles in Frisco ISD through formal or informal processes. Each book challenged graphically illustrates sexual acts or details obscene sexual acts, some for money, drugs or between children and adults.

Due to the obscene content, each of the books formally challenged by Rep. Patterson has already been pulled by either neighboring school districts or a national book vendor. National ratings groups, publishers, and book vendors like Follett continue to highly rate, award and promote graphically explicit content produced in recent years. Despite purporting roughly one million book titles in Frisco ISD, it’s clear more recently published books are more problematic than the classics.

“Parents, teachers, and taxpayers should be able to expect a proactive approach toward pulling explicit materials,” Rep. Patterson stated. “This responsibility should not rest on the State Representative. Until this happens, I will continue the fight so that our children can learn in an environment free from radically sexual content.”

Jared Patterson represents House District 106, which encompasses the eastern portion of Denton County. During his legislative tenure, Patterson has authored and passed initiatives in policy areas such as transportation, public education, elections, and property taxes. During the 87th Legislative Session, he played a critical role in the passage of legacy reforms such as the Texas Heartbeat Act and Constitutional Carry. He has also worked diligently to support first responders, eliminate unnecessary and burdensome government regulations, and protect pets. Patterson serves on the House Committees on Business & Industry, Calendars, and Homeland Security & Public Safety. He also serves on the Texas Cybersecurity Council. His family resides in Frisco.