Pat Burke is a family man and community activist. Born and raised in Western New York, Pat wants to do what is right for Erie County by offering the 7th District a real choice this September. He is a graduate of Buffalo State College with a Bachelors degree in Political Science. Pat served a year of National Service with Americorps, and worked for The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. He currently is in a management position with the Gealic American Athletic Association, one of Western New York’s most well established cultural organizations.
Pat has always been committed to transforming our region. At the age of 21 he founded a not-for-profit organization to revitalize a troubled Buffalo neighborhood. Not afraid to get his hands dirty, he bought and renovated a troubled property in the neighborhood, making it an asset; now he lives there with his wife and three kids, showing that Pat is willing to put his money where his mouth is. He’s tired of the closed door politics that have plagued our county government and he’s decided to take a stand to make sure you get the representation you deserve. While the other two candidates take their marching orders from political party bosses, Pat only listens to the people.