My activism in the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association and my experience with city processes and committees inspires me to run and to help make a great place to live even better. I will bring neighbors together to continue our upward trajectory and at the same time make substantial progress on inequity and social justice issues by pursuing progressive solutions.
Why Patrick Heck for District 2 Alder?
After living in District 2 for 15 years, I consider it home and have worked with neighbors to build community and the neighborhood. I have been active in the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association (TLNA) and over the last five years have served on the neighborhood council. I also chair the TLNA development committee. In this role I have helped to guide neighbors and developers through the TLNA processes for evaluating multiple development proposals and have facilitated neighborhood interactions with stakeholders, city staff, city committees, and Alder Zellers.
In addition I have also been active in the following:
Member of the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals since 2017
2018 graduate of Madison Police Department’s Community Academy
President of Das Kronenberg Condo Association since 2010
Past board member and current bookkeeper at Yoga Cooperative of Madison
Employed as a climate and weather researcher at UW-Madison
Prior to moving to Madison, more than 9 years as chair of Virginians for Justice (now Equality Virginia), the statewide LGBTQ lobbying organization
Member of and/or supporter of Wisconsin Bike Federation, Madison Bikes, United Faculty Academic Staff - AFT Local 223, Midwest Environmental Advocates, Tenant Resource Center, Community Shares, Olbrich Gardens, GSAFE, Second Harvest, WORT, Planned Parenthood of WI, ACLU Foundation, Union of Concerned Scientists.
As an advocate for the neighborhood, I care about the people in District 2 and have worked to build community through many avenues over the last 15 years. I hope to build on those efforts as District 2 Alder.