Council member Michael Patterson is the incumbent and designated democratic candidate for City Council’s Northeast District. Originally appointed to the seat on December 17, 2013, Michael serves the council as the Chair of the Neighborhood and Business Development Committee and as a member of the Finance Committee and Arts and Culture committee.
Prior to his appointment, Councilman Patterson served as the County Legislator for the 29th District. He is also a past member of Metro Justice Council, a progressive member-driven, grassroots organization dedicated to social, economic, and racial justice in Rochester, serving as the Social Action Chair. “I love the work and the opportunity to build this neighborhood and help and support my neighbors,” Patterson told Spectrum News on June 2nd. “That’s what it’s all about. It’s not about me it’s about the community.”
Additionally, Councilman Patterson is credited for bringing the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), the largest non-profit homeownership and community advocacy organization certified by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, to the Greater-Rochester area. “I start with housing for a very simple reason: if you don’t have a decent affordable place to live and to lay your head, you have got nothing.”
Re-elect Michael Patterson for City Council- East District on June 25th.