Gala Speakers and Celebrity Guests
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
Dan Patrick has been called a bold, determined, and principles-first leader who consistently articulates the views and values of the conservative majority in Texas. He is no friend of the mainstream media who have warned that Patrick “is underestimated at your own peril.”
First elected to the Texas Senate in 2007, Patrick has been committed to reducing taxes; limiting government spending; border security; protecting life, the family, and the Second Amendment; and education reforms that will assure that every Texan has the opportunity to prosper and the Lone Star State will continue to lead the nation in job creation and business expansion.
Patrick is a successful small businessman and radio host, a former television anchor, sportscaster, musician, Christian author, and movie producer. He was elected Lt. Governor in 2014. He and his wife Jan have been married 41 years. They have two children and four grandchildren.
A longtime resident of Wichita Falls, Texas State Rep. James Frank is committed to limited, efficient government principles that encourage economic growth, individual liberty, and maximized local control. With a degree in finance from Texas A&M University, 11 years in the banking industry, and over 15 years as the owner of both Sharp Iron Group and Transland, manufacturing businesses which employ more than 100 people, Representative Frank brings a unique and necessary set of skills to the Texas Legislature.
During his time in office, he has been a strong advocate for parental rights and home school issues, including working closely with THSC on both the Texas Parental Rights Restoration Act and the “Tim Tebow” UIL Participation Bill. Representative Frank has served seven years on the board of THSC and is a committed community and church leader. He and his wife of 27 years, Alisha, have four sons, all of whom are or were home schooled.