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.
See our May 2020 Primary Endorsements
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.
2020-2021 PAT PAC Board
Elizabeth Thiel, Madison HS English teacher, PAT President
Rebecca Levison, ELL TOSA, OEA PIE Board
Erika Schneider, Llewellyn Elementary 2nd grade teacher, At-Large Director
Mary Watkins, Harrison Park Elementary Special Education teacher, At-Large Director, PAT PAC Secretary
Jacon Jonas Closs, Ockley Green Middle School Math teacher, At-Large Director
Tina Lamanna, Markham Elementary 2nd Grade teacher, At-Large Director, PAT PAC Treasurer
Greg Burrill, Substitute teacher, At-Large Director
Gwen Sullivan, Chapman Elementary School Librarian, At-Large Director
Joanne Shepherd, Whitman Elementary, Appointed Director, PAT PAC Vice-Chair
- Please print, fill out, and return to the PAT office.