Patty is a lifelong resident of Dauphin County. Her family has owned and operated a business here for three generations, since her grandfather started it in 1956, and Patty has owned and operated a small business of her own. Inspired by her connection to the area and the people here, Patty has focused her career on helping the community and improving local government. She’s worked with non-profits and in local government management, including managing multimillion-dollar projects and budgets. She also volunteers her time to promote and help other causes in the community, including sensible development, strong infrastructure, smart land use, traffic solutions, and animal rescue. She also works with Rock the Capital, a government watchdog group fighting and exposing government corruption and waste of taxpayer money at the state and local levels. Patty has made her home in Susquehanna Township, Harrisburg with her husband of 18 years, Brad, an avid hunter and sportsman.