WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC DEFENDER WHO’S CAREER HAS BEEN DEFINED BY HER ADVOCACY FOR CHILDREN, THE ELDERLY, AND THE UNDERPRIVILEGED
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Akron, NY— Newstead Town Board candidate Patricia Pope has made it official after receiving the official nomination from the Republican and Independence Parties. She is joined on the ticket by the Hon. Dennis Freeman, someone that has selflessly served the Akron-Newstead community for over 25 years. Judge Freeman has received bipartisan support across the board and will not have an opponent this year.
A vacancy on the Town Board was created when former Town Councilman and local entrepreneur and community activist Jeannine Morlacci resigned from her post earlier this year. The interview process brought the
town many great candidates and left local leaders with some tough decisions to make. The Newstead Republican Committee voted and nominated Patricia Pope to be the Republican candidate for Town Board. She secured the Independence Party nomination shortly thereafter.
Patricia Pope is an assistant public defender for the Orlean’s County Public Defender’s Office and has had a private law practice based out of Akron for the last 14 years that is primarily focused on representing children in
Family Court proceedings and parents in adoption proceedings. Patty is also an advocacy volunteer and support group facilitator for the Alzheimers Association and an ombudsman in the NYS Long Term Care Facility Program. Last year she received the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award.
“I am looking to use my skill set to serve the community and I believe that a position on the Town Board would be a perfect opportunity,” said Pope. “My experience advocating for children, the elderly, and underprivileged
has provided me with strong communication skills and the ability to work out agreements under the most challenging of circumstances. Most importantly, I am passionate about helping people and am enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve the community.”
Find out more by visiting Patty’s Facebook page @ Patricia Pope for Newstead Town Board