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.  


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2020-2021 PAT PAC Board

Rebecca Levison, ELL TOSA, OEA PIE Board, PAT PAC Chair

Elizabeth Thiel, Madison HS English teacher, PAT President

Ami Fox. Cleveland High School, PAT Legislative Committee Chair

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 Shepard, Whitman Elementary, Appointed Director, PAT PAC Vice-Chair


About the PAT PAC

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.

PAT PAC Bylaws