Ralph Patterson
for U.S. Congress
Texas District 17


"Over the last few years it has become increasingly obvious that for the first time in the history of the United States we are on a path to leave our country to our children in a worse condition than we received it. Our children and grandchildren deserve our best efforts to join together and reverse the course the go-along-to-get-along politicians have set for this great nation so future generations can live the American Dream I have experienced.” – Ralph Patterson

About Ralph Patterson

Ralph Patterson served as the Chairman of the McLennan County Republican Party until December of 2015 when he filed to run for United States Representative of Texas’ 17th Congressional District. He formerly served 10 central Texas counties as their State Republican Executive Committeeman. Patterson is the president of a multi-million dollar computer software business established in 1988. Believing Texans are not being heard in Washington, D.C., Patterson decided to commit his time, energy and resources to correcting the wayward path of congress and join other Texas Congressmen like Roger Williams, Louie Gohmert, and Brian Babin to return the federal government to its Constitutional purpose.


Patterson’s philosophy comes from deeply held conservative principles and he supports limited government; low tax burdens and a strong national defense. Patterson is an avid 2nd Amendment supporter, a Pro-Life champion and believes strongly in a secure border.


Patterson’s company is a privately held company in Texas. His company is dedicated to providing personal and group productivity solutions for all types and sizes of companies and networks. Their products provide end-users with integrated tools to enhance their ability to communicate and perform tasks more efficiently.


Patterson and his wife of 35 years, Cathy, reside in McLennan County. His daughter and her husband, a veteran and a police officer, live in Waco with their 1 year old. Patterson is an ordained Baptist deacon. Patterson enjoys competitive shooting and horsemanship.