Why Patrick Is Running
Family / Community
In 2009 when Patrick’s children were toddlers, he searched around the United States for the place where he would set down roots and raise his family. Although he had lived in the LA/Orange County area, he visited 23 states to determine what would be best for the family. At the end of it, Fountain Valley was the choice. The public schools have a great reputation, and after eight years the family’s experience with the schools has been outstanding. Patrick wants to keep Fountain Valley a nice community to live for families of all generations.
In order for local government to be successful, good people have to step up to serve. Patrick’s father and uncle served in the military, and this has instilled in Patrick a strong sense of civic duty. Being on the City Council is one way for Patrick to give back to the community through public service.
Since making the decision to reside and set up an accounting business in Fountain Valley, Patrick became active in the Chamber of Commerce and in 2014 was appointed to the Planning Commission. Through the experience on the Planning Commission, Patrick gained a deeper knowledge of how the city functions, and has been a valuable contributor on the Commission. Patrick’s experience will be a great asset to his role on the city council.
In 2014 Patrick was encouraged to run for City Council by a number of community members, and the experience gave him the opportunity to walk the city and meet many residents and speak with them about the city issues. Out of nine candidates, the three incumbents were re-elected, but Patrick finished fourth with nearly 40% of the vote, and well ahead of the other non-incumbents. This previous success with the Fountain Valley voters will help provide a great chance for Patrick to win in the next election.
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