Patrick has lived in Texas HD 25 for nearly 40 years, living in West Columbia, Clute and Angleton. He's a retired public school teacher and served on the Angleton City Council from 1991-2001 and then from 2002-2006 (Mayor Pro-Tem) before becoming Mayor of Angleton from 2006-2011. He has been married for 33 years to his wife Kathy, also a retired public school teacher and the couple has two grown sons who were born and raised in Angleton. Patrick now teaches adult education classes at Brazosport College.
Patrick has been involved in many aspects of community service in Angleton. He is currently Church Council President at St. John Lutheran Church in Angleton. He is a past president of the Angleton Noon Lions Club and a former youth soccer coach.