|U.S. House, Virginia, District 2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (1977)|
|Service/branch||Retired Commander, Navy Reserves|
|Years of service||21|
Patrick graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1977 with a B.A. in European studies. She went on to earn an M.A. in national security studies from Georgetown University.
Patrick is a retired commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves. She served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy from 2001-2005. She founded and served as principal at her own consulting business, Suzanne D. Patrick & Company, which provided investment banking and technology search and strategy consulting services to corporate clients. She has served as an Aerospace Analyst with Sanford Bernstein, and held senior management positions with Creditanstalt Bank and Ventana Capital Management, LLC. She also founded the hedge fund investment firm New Poland Eagle.
The Hill reported that she plans to frame herself as a "centrist Democrat."
Patrick’s website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Jobs & The Economy
Patrick supports fair trade, investing in infrastructure and maintaining funds for military facilities.
Excerpt: “To me, standing up for the middle class means fighting to create and protect high paying jobs here in Virginia. I’ll do that by fighting for our port, military facilities, and the small businesses that keep our local economy thriving. My business and military background fuel my commitment to growing our local economy to strengthen opportunities for middle class families.”
- Military Preparedness:
According to Patrick, partisanship in Congress and the sequester hurt military preparedness and middle class families.
Excerpt: “It is totally unacceptable that Congress has allowed their partisanship and dysfunction to threaten our nation’s military preparedness and hurt middle class families. Some things, like our national security, are too important to be used in these kind of political games. As your Congresswoman, I’ll never put partisan politics ahead of the interests of our national security or this district.”
Patrick supports providing students with access to a quality, affordable education.
Excerpt: “A quality, affordable education and hard work are what opened the doors in my own life that led me to opportunities all over the world. But those same opportunities aren’t available to many students today. I’ll fight to protect investments in education because all American students deserve a quality education and because our nation’s future economic success depends on it.”
- Our Seniors:
Patrick will fight for common sense reform of Social Security and Medicare.
Excerpt: “Like a lot of folks, I stepped up to take care of my parents as they aged. I learned firsthand how important Social Security and Medicare are for seniors on a fixed income. Folks work their whole lives to earn the security and well-being made possible through these benefits, and we owe it to them to make good on our promises.”
|Suzanne Patrick (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$0.00||$62,235.77||$(6,843.17)||$55,392.60|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$55,392.60||$62,221.61||$(37,999.09)||$79,615.12|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$79,615.12||$177,140.78||$(60,924.00)||$195,831.90|
Patrick has been a resident of Virginia Beach, Va. since 1991. She is the primary caretaker of her aging parents.
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- Suzanne Patrick for Congress, "About Suzanne," accessed March 12, 2014
- "Bloomberg Businessweek","Suzanne Patrick", accessed August 11, 2014
- "The Hill","Former George W. Bush official launches challenge to Rep. Rigell", August 27, 2013
- Susanne Patrick for Congress”, "Priorities," accessed March 21, 2014
- Roll Call, "Rigell Receives Democratic Challenger," accessed August 28, 2013
- The Washington Post, "DCCC adds nine names to program for top recruits," September 9, 2013
- The Farm Team, "Emily's List puts Patrick 'On the List'," accessed March 24, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Patrick 2014 Summary Reports," accessed November 26, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 26, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed April 17, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 17, 2014