Hometown: Lakeville, Mass.
Birthday: April 25
Pat graduated from the University of Delaware in 2010 with a degree in Political Science and Journalism. While at Delaware, Pat worked as the Managing Sports Editor for UD's student newspaper, The Review. He also interned at Delaware Today, a lifestyle magazine in Wilmington, Del., and he wrote sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
He is no stranger to community journalism, though. Pat has written for the Middleboro Gazette and other area weeklies in SouthCoast Massachusetts.
In his spare time, Pat is an avid sports fan, from professional sports, to college, to high school. He is a loyal Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots fan, and he likes to follow his Alma Maters' sports teams at the University of Delaware and Apponequet High School.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
Are you registered with a certain party?
I am a registered democrat who strongly believes in fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget while helping others and supporting the community.
Most importantly, I believe in staying informed on issues and hearing all sides before taking a strong stance.
How religious would you consider yourself? (casual, observant, devout, non religious)
I was raised as a Catholic.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
Where do you stand on each of these issues?
Easton is a community undergoing a lot of changes, but there are also strong movements against disrupting the historic nature of the town. 40-B projects have been an issue of tension, as has the SouthCoast rail.
Overall, I've admired Easton's ability to establish progress and development while maintaining a small-town identity, as I am a believer in striking a good balance.