Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to Speak at Galveston Regional Chamber Annual Meeting and Gala
Lieutenant Governor to Commemorate Chamber’s 170 Years of Advocacy and Promoting for Business
GALVESTON, TX December 9, 2015 – The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is honored to announce that Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will speak at its 170th Annual Meeting and Gala on Friday, January 15th, 2016.
“When we set out to create an event ‘as big as Texas’ we knew we had to involve our local, state and federal elected officials,” said Gina M. Spagnola, President of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We are so grateful that our Lieutenant Governor is joining us to commemorate 170 years of advocacy and promoting for Texas business.”
Dan Patrick was elected lieutenant governor of Texas in 2014, winning the general election by almost 20 points, including historic levels of support from female and Hispanic voters.
A principled and committed conservative, Lt. Gov. Patrick continues to lead the fight to secure the border, reduce property and business taxes, protect our Second Amendment, defend innocent life and address our state’s infrastructure challenges to ensure that Texas continues to flourish economically.
In his first term as lieutenant governor, he led the reform of the Texas Senate’s 21-vote rule, provided an unprecedented $800 million to help secure our Texas/Mexico border, and provided lasting property and business tax relief for homeowners and businesses. Under his leadership the Senate passed school accountability legislation and championed efforts to pass open carry and campus carry legislation into law.
Dan Patrick is a former Texas State Senator, a successful small-businessman and radio host. He is also a former TV anchor, sportscaster, musician, as well as an award-winning Christian author and movie producer. He has raised over $16 million for children with disabilities through his radio show and started the first seminary in a Texas prison to train long-serving inmates for the ministry.
Patrick has been married to his wife Jan, a former schoolteacher, for 40 years. Their son Ryan is a Harris County Criminal Court District Judge in Houston. Their daughter Shane is a registered nurse. He is also the proud grandfather of four grandchildren.
The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is celebrating a very special occasion at this year’s Annual Meeting and Awards Gala: the 170th Anniversary of the Chamber, which was established in 1845 and is Texas’ first chamber of commerce. The Annual Meeting will celebrate “Texas,” and honor local, state and national leaders as well as the chamber’s 170 years of advocacy. The event will take place on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Moody Gardens in Galveston.
Tickets to the event are $125 for members, $150 for future members or a Big Tex Sponsorship table of 8 can be secured for $2,500. For additional information about sponsoring the event and securing tickets, please contact Elizabeth Rogers Alvarado, Director of Special Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (409) 763-5326.
About the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is To Promote and Advocate for Business and Community Development. Founded in 1845 it is Texas’ first chamber of commerce. For more information about the Galveston Regional Chamber, visit them at the corner of 23rd and Mechanic in Historic Downtown Galveston. You can also check them out at www.GalvestonChamber.com, like them on Facebook – www.facebook.com/GalvestonChamber, follow them on twitter – www.twitter.com/GalvChamber, share with them on instagram – www.instagram.com/GalvestonChamber and watch them on YouTube – www.youtube.com/GalvestonChamber. Don’t forget to download MyChamberApp on your smart phone so you can access the Galveston Regional Chamber membership directory, upcoming event information and more anytime, anywhere.