Pat is a thirteen year member of the Berkeley County Board of Education. He was born in Elkins, WV but grew up in Berkeley Springs and Martinsburg where he graduated from Martinsburg High in 1966. He enlisted and served honorably in the US Marine Corps (66 - 70) attaining the rank of sergeant. He graduated from Shepherd College with a bachelor's degree in elementary education (75) on the GI bill. He worked as a teacher's aide (73 - 75) and a classroom teacher in Berkeley County (75 - 00) and Jefferson County (00 - 05).
Pat served in the WV House of delegates (83 - 90) and upon the Berkeley County Commission (91 - 96). He serves his community as a volunteer photo instructor at the Martinsburg Boys/Girls Club (71 - present), the Martin Luther Kind Jr. Scholarship Committee, at the Martinsburg Veterans Administration Medical Center, Berkeley County Association of Retired School Employees, AARP, and the Berkeley County chapter of the NAACP.
Pat married his high school sweetheart Beverly, fifty-one years ago, and they have two children, Tonya and Michael, along with four grandchildren. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.