Matt Patterson is a policy analyst for the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute. He grew up in Dallas and has worked in both state and federal politics, most recently managing a U.S. Congressional campaign. He worked as a policy analyst for the 86th Legislative Session evaluating proposed legislation. He also has worked as a Public Affairs consultant for energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan. Matt enjoys golf, crawfish, Tom Petty, and Dallas Stars hockey. He lives in Austin and will be married to his fiancée, Lyndsey, in November 2021.