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Marc Patton
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Fairfield Board of Education, At-large
Term ends
November 2017
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Representative Town Committee
Bachelor'sUniversity of Connecticut
ProfessionSmall business owner
Marc Patton is a Democratic member of the Fairfield Board of Education. He first won election to the board as a Democratic candidate against four other candidates on November 5, 2013.


Patton earned a B.A. in Communications and Marketing from the University of Connecticut. He is the owner of Destination Entertainment LLC as well as a District 7 member on the Representative Town Committee. Patton has served as a member of the Fairfield Solid Waste & Recycling Commission and the North Stratfield PTA. He and his wife, Andrea, have two children.[1]



See also: Fairfield Public Schools elections (2013)

Patton won election as a Democrat against four other candidates for four seats on the board.

Fairfield Public Schools, General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEileen Liu-McCormack 22.8% 6,724
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Llewellyn 21.2% 6,269
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Patton 20.1% 5,919
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Karnal 18.2% 5,382
     Democratic Kenneth Lee 17.7% 5,214
Total Votes 29,508
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Municipal Elections - November 5, 2013," accessed November 6, 2013 These results are unofficial and not certified. They will be updated once certified results are available.


Mark Patton did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.

Campaign themes


Patton explained his reasons for running in 2013 to the Fairfield Democratic Town Committee:[1]

"One Town. That’s what Fairfield needs to get back to and that’s the theme of my campaign in a nutshell. Community is about helping one another. It’s about working together and making compromises and sacrifices for the overall long term good. In my Professional and public service careers, I always look at the big picture. I have a strong track record of working positively with people of differing opinions from all walks of life to achieve progress towards a common goal.

I want to see a Board of Education that isn’t adversarial–one that includes teachers, parents and the administration working together to better educate each and every child in Fairfield, and give them a complete rounded educational experience to best prepare them for life when they leave our care. This can all be achieved by listening to one another, and making rational decisions that are fiscally responsible. Our tax dollars may be limited, but our desire to achieve excellence is limitless."

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Incumbent Democrats Sue Brand and Perry Liu and Republicans Pamela Iacono and Tim Kery did not seek re-election to the board. The Fairfield Democratic Town Committee endorsed newcomers Donna Karnal, Kenneth Lee and Marc Patton in July 2013. Lee was the only candidate not elected to the board.[2] Newcomers Eileen Liu-McCormack and John Llewellyn were endorsed by the Fairfield Republican Town Committee with Iacono placing third in a July caucus.[3]

About the district

See also: Fairfield Public Schools, Connecticut
Fairfield Public Schools is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut
The Town of Fairfield is located along the Long Island Sound in Fairfield County in southern Connecticut. The population of Fairfield was 59,625 according to a 2012 report by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center.[4]


Fairfield outperformed state rates for poverty, median income and higher education achievement in 2011. The city had a poverty rate of 3.3% in the CERC Report while the state rate was 9.2%. The 2012 CERC Report calculated Fairfield's median income at $114,709 while the state median income was $82,711. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (59%) is above the state average (36%).[4]

Racial Demographics, 2011[4]
Race Fairfield (%) Connecticut (%)
White 91.6 77.6
Black or African American 1.8 10.1
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.1 0.3
Asian 3.7 3.8
Two or More Races 2.8 8.1
Hispanic or Latino 5.4 14.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 51 48
2008 56.4 42.8
2004 49.9 48.7
2000 49.6 45.6

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[6]

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