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Patrick Christmas

Policy Director


Patrick is responsible for managing Seventy's policy agenda and advocacy campaigns, in addition to supporting its election programming and communications. From 2014 to 2017, he oversaw the evolution of Seventy's signature Election Day field operation into a broader set of civic initiatives, including an Election Ambassador Corps for high school students, voter experience survey, and comprehensive online voter guide and toolkit. His primary duties are to work with local and state election officials to administer safe, secure, and accessible elections and to advance reforms that bolster ethical, representative and effective government.

Before joining Seventy in 2013, Patrick taught biology and forensic science at Fels High School in Northeast Philadelphia. He holds degrees from Swarthmore College and the Fels Institute of Government, completing the "Fels Trifecta." (Samuel S. Fels was a member of Seventy's original 1904 Executive Board.)