AUSTIN, TX – Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (R-Houston) announced his endorsement of conservative Republican Senator Dawn Buckingham, MD (R-Lakeway) to serve as the next Texas Land Commissioner.
Patrick and Buckingham have served together in the Texas Senate since 2016, when Buckingham was first elected to represent the people of Senate District 24.
“Today, I’m honored to endorse my good friend Senator Dawn Buckingham for Texas Land Commissioner,” said Patrick. “Dawn is a proven conservative fighter the people of Texas can count on to secure our border, protect private property rights, defend the Alamo, and take care of our brave veterans.”
In a statement, Patrick acknowledged Senator Buckingham for her conservative voting record as a member of the Texas Senate and thanked her for invaluable role in enacting one of the strongest and most conservative legislative sessions in Texas history.
“In the Texas Senate, Dawn and I worked together to tackle numerous conservative priorities this session, including protecting the unborn when a heartbeat is detected, restoring Texans’ Second Amendment rights with constitutional carry, protecting conservative speech from big tech censorship, and fighting back against liberal efforts to “Defund the Police,” Patrick continued. “None of these remarkable conservative victories would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Senator Buckingham. I’m proud to offer Dawn my full support and I look forward to continuing our work together on behalf of the people of Texas.”
“I'm honored to have the support of a fearless conservative leader like Lt. Governor Dan Patrick,” said Buckingham. “Dan and I share a bold vision for Texas where our border is secure, our streets are safe, our children are prepared for the future, and our businesses are free to grow and prosper. Over the past five years, I’ve enjoyed working with Lt. Governor Patrick to realize that vision, achieve some remarkable conservative victories, and help make Texas the best it can be. That’s the same vision I intend to pursue as the next Land Commissioner for the great state of Texas.”
Dr. Dawn Buckingham, MD is an experienced oculoplastic surgeon, an avid hunter, a seventh generation Texan, and a lifelong conservative Republican. In 2016, Buckingham was elected to represent District 24 in the Texas Senate, a 17-county region of West Texas and the Texas Hill Country. Dawn and her husband Ed (also a surgeon) have two children in college and reside in Lakeway, Texas.