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 with his wife Lyndsey.