FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Marc Patten, current District 7 Representative of Fairfield’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM), has announced his candidacy for one of the four seats on the Fairfield Board of Education up for election on Nov 5.
In addition to his seat on the RTM, Patten has served on the PTA Executive Board at North Stratfield School since 2008 in various roles including vice president of Ways and Means and vice president, NSS PTA Board of Education liaison.
“One Town. That’s what Fairfield needs to get back to and that's the theme of my campaign,” Patten said in a statement. “Community is about helping one another. It’s about working together and making compromises and sacrifices for the overall, long-term good.”
As vice chair of the Senior and Disabled Tax Relief Subcommittee on the RTM, Patten worked with members of both parties to bring about a major overhaul of the town’s Tax Relief program, which has helped more than 1,700 seniors and disabled citizens in need to remain in Fairfield this year.
Patten is a professional writer and local retail business owner who has been an active community volunteer and public service advocate in Fairfield for a decade.
“The days of teaching to the test have to go, so we can let teachers teach," Patten said in a statement. "It’s up to the teachers to take the curriculum and fine-tune it for their students each year to keep them engaged. Board of Education members need to support this notion.”
For more information on Patten, visit his Facebook page.