Press Release- Matt Patrick to Participate in “From Service to Politics” Forum at Massachusetts State House


January 12, 2016


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Matt Patrick to Participate in “From Service to Politics” Forum at Massachusetts State House

Falmouth- Matt Patrick, candidate for the 3rd Barnstable District State Representative seat, will participate in the From Service to Politics Forum at the Massachusetts State House to discuss leadership in public policy  after serving  in the Military, Peace Corps or AmeriCorps.  Congressman Seth Moulton will address the attendees before several breakout sessions discussing public service followed by a group discussion.  Patrick will lead one of the breakout sessions at the request of an event sponsor, Peace Corps to Politics.  The event is Friday, January 22 5-7pm and is open to the public.

Patrick served in the Peace Corps in Ghana where he taught masonry and brick making from 1977 to 1979.  “The Peace Corps was one of the defining experiences in my life.  It changes how you view the world and the people in it and it definitely informs choices I make as a public servant or volunteer,” Patrick said.

Kristina J. Owens, Co-Founder of Peace Corps to Politics and a returned Peace Corps volunteer, reached out to Patrick to participate in the event because of his previous terms as a State Representative and time in the Peace Corps.  “Peace Corps to Politics believes that Alumni bring a positive perspective to public policy and political leadership. We feel it’s an important perspective in our current political climate,” Owens said.

Patrick served as the 3rd Barnstable District’s State Representative for five consecutive terms 2000-2010 and worked with constituents on issues of public safety, health and clean energy.  He has been a constant volunteer presence on Cape Cod since the early 80’s working with groups to protect and preserve the Quashnet River, Waquoit Bay, to address the homelessness problem on Cape and to establish the Cape Cod Commission.

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Matt (Bottom, Left) during his time in Ghana.
Matt (Bottom, Left) during his time in Ghana.