WHY I'M RUNNING
Every Student Must Succeed. I’m running for DC State Board of Education to build a coalition of parents, teachers, community and business leaders that will revolutionize public education. I’m running to ensure that the Every Student Succeeds Act is implemented in the most equitable way possible.
I firmly believe that every District of Columbia student has a right to a quality public education.
Jacque Patterson is a parent and committed community activist with more than 20 years of proven experience in promoting educational equity to achieve better academic outcomes for all DC students. As a proud Ward 8 resident, Jacque is well aware of the inequities that exist in public education and believes a student’s zip code should not determine the quality of the education they receive.
Since moving to DC as a single father in 1995, Jacque has been a tireless advocate and dedicated member of his community dedicated to serving his community. He was elected by his neighbors to serve as their representative to Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8B in 2000 and served five terms. The following year, he was selected by former DC Mayor Anthony A. Williams as a Capital City Fellow, eventually serving as one of his Community Affairs Coordinators. During his time as a DC government employee, Jacque also worked at the Department of Human Services with families on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).