Patrick’s Platform and Promise

Openness, Accessibility, and Respect.

Those three words form the core of my platform, and explain my motivation for running for the Board. As I have been meeting with students, faculty, staff, and the community, I have consistently reiterated my single, clear, campaign promise:

If elected, I will come to the MJC East Campus at least once a month, sit in either the dining area or the quad, and invite you – students, staff, faculty, administrators, community members, anyone at all – to sit with me and tell me what you think the board needs to know. I will then bring your concerns, your compliments, and your ideas, to the board, for discussion and possible action. 

I won’t promise that I can make all your wishes come true – ice cream socials every week, free tuition, and lots of parking all sound great, but I’m only human. I may even disagree with you – really! But I promise to listen to what you have to say, to give you respect and your thoughts genuine consideration, and to tell the rest of the board what you think, feel, and care about. I may not be able to change everything, but I will dedicate myself to working with you, the YCCD community, to improving our district in the only way it can be made stronger – by working together.