A former state legislator and two-term mayor, Patrick is a nationally recognized strategic advisor who provides critical counsel to leading national organizations, top elected officials, corporate executives, and philanthropic donors on a wide range of political and public policy challenges.
Among his many public policy successes, Patrick led the groundbreaking effort at Gill Action to target state legislative elections and subsequently enact state laws on nondiscrimination and relationship recognition, including marriage equality.
During his time as an elected official, Patrick served two terms as the Mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts, and stewarded the rebuilding of the city’s infrastructure and an upgrade of the city’s bond rating after being reelected with more than 80 percent of the vote. Before being elected Mayor, Patrick served three terms as a Massachusetts state representative and never missed a roll call, casting more than 1,000 consecutive votes.
Patrick has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post and has appeared on major news outlets such as “Nightline,” “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” and “The O’Reilly Factor,” and has lectured at colleges and universities across the United States and in Europe.
Patrick is the recipient of the U.S. Mayor’s Association 2000 City Livability Award for his nationally recognized “Civility Initiative” and the 1998 Fenn Award for Political Leadership from the John F. Kennedy Library’s New Frontier Society.
A native of Melrose, Massachusetts, Patrick resides in Boston.