The PAT PAC is Portland Association of Teachers' Political Action Committee. It is a voluntary, nonprofit, unincorporated association of individual educators and others and is not affiliated with any political party. PAT PAC's purpose is to elect to office candidates who are interested in the development of a better educational system in Oregon and Portland Public Schools.
PAT PAC decisions are made by the Board of Directors, which include the PAT President, the PAT Legislative Committee Chair, PAT's OEA PAC Representative, PAT's OEA Legislative Advisory Council representative, and six at-large directors elected by the PAT PAC contributors.
To run to be elected as an at-large director of the PAT PAC, one must be a contributor to the PAC, and a member of the PAT Legislative Committee.
2017-2018 PAT PAC Board:
Suzanne Cohen, Middle School Math teacher, PAT President
Madeleine Allen, Marysville K-8 LA/SS Teacher, Legislative Committee Chair, PAT PAC Vice Chair
Tom Kane, Alliance High School teacher, OEA LAC
Rebecca Levison, James John Elementary ELL teacher, OEA PIE Board
Elizabeth Thiel, High School English teacher, At-Large Director, PAT PAC Chair
Matthew Oleson, ELL teacher, At-Large Director
Eileen Wende, Retired Special Education teacher, At-Large Director
Greg Burrill, Substitute teacher, At-Large Director
Diana Collins, Gray Middle School Science teacher, At-Large Director, PAT PAC Treasurer
Gwen Sullivan, Chapman Elementary School Librarian, At-Large Director
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