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; a member of PAT or PMAE-Retired; and a member of the PAT Legislative Committee.
To learn more about the PAT PAC, please join the next Legislative Committee meeting. Go the PAT Calendar to see when meetings are scheduled. Legislative Committee meetings are open to all PAT members.
2019-2020 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
Rebecca Levison, ELL TOSA, OEA PIE Board, PAT PAC Treasurer
Elizabeth Thiel, Madison HS English teacher, At-Large Director, PAT PAC Chair
Erika Schneider, Llewellyn Elementary 2nd grade teacher, At-Large Director, PAT PAC Secretary
Eileen Wende, Retired Special Education teacher, At-Large Director
Tina Lamanna, Markham Elementary 2nd Grade teacher, At-Large Director, PAT PAC Treasurer
Greg Burrill, Substitute teacher, At-Large Director
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