Dan Patrick’s son appears to be U.S. Attorney nominee, according to email

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Former state District Judge Ryan Patrick – the son of Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick – appears to be the likely new U.S. attorney nominee in the Houston region, according to an internal email sent out to federal prosecutors Thursday.

The email, a copy of which was obtained by the Chronicle, was sent out by Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.

Patrick, 38, lost his bid for re-election to the state court in November when Democrats swept Republican judges out of office. He previously worked six years as a Harris County assistant district attorney after graduating from South Texas College of Law in Houston.


Patrick was long considered a front-runner to replace U.S. Attorney Ken Magidson, who was forced to resign by the Donald Trump administration along with dozens of other top federal prosecutors appointed by President Barack Obama.

Patrick could not be reached immediately for comment. 

Dan Patrick has been an ardent supporter of Trump.

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Ryan Patrick must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before assuming the position.


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