Patrick is running to represent Ohio’s 7th Congressional District.
Patrick is a life-long resident of Northern Ohio. He comes from a working class family in Akron with Midwestern values. He has since become a business leader and University professor, but has raised his own children the same way.
Patrick's core values include dignity and equality for all people, and key issues for his campaign include making healthcare more affordable, generating and protecting good-paying jobs, improving educational outcomes, and getting Big Money out of Politics.
Patrick is someone we all know: a quiet “everyman” who puts others first and brings people together. He has always been a hands-on, common sense servant-leader who learns from and respects the perspectives of others, works to make things better, and stands firm for what is right.