Representative Patrick Rose

State Representative Patrick Rose is serving his fourth term in the Texas House of Representatives representing District 45, which includes the Central Texas counties of Blanco, Caldwell and Hays. A leader known for his fierce independence, Rep. Rose has built a record of delivering results to the Texans he serves.

As Chair of the House Human Services Committee, Rep. Rose has led efforts to increase enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Program and increase oversight and accountability for services provided to Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Rep. Rose is also a member of the House Higher Education Committee.

In 2007, Rep. Patrick Rose passed legislation to create the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, a historic, $3 billion investment towards easing the burden that cancer places on our health care system. By building a coalition that included the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the American Cancer Society and, Rep. Rose led the effort to pass this landmark legislation.

His efforts on behalf of his constituents have been lauded by Texas Monthly Magazine where he was featured as the “Rookie of the Year” among the Best & Worst Legislators and was twice named the Texas Medical Association’s “Texas Medicine’s Best”. The Independent Cattlemen’s Association and the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas have also recognized Rep. Rose’s work.

Rep. Patrick Rose is an attorney in private practice in San Marcos and a real estate broker affiliated with his family’s small business, Rose Real Estate. He lives in his hometown of Dripping Springs and is a lifelong member of Dripping Springs United Methodist Church.


P.O. Box 1053
Dripping Springs, TX 78620