NAME: Patrick Day
POSITION: Sequim City Council
Patrick Day came to the Independent Advisory Association in the interest of continuing his career of service. "I have always considered public service as a privilege and honor." He expressed a desire to serve on the City Council of the City of Sequim by running for election in the 2021 season. After receiving our basic training he filed for Position 5 on the City Council.
Day was born in Oak Harbor, Washington to a military family who moved around and finally settled in Lemoore, a small town in California. Following High School graduation he joined the military. He served as a Military Policeman and Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) expert in the Persian Gulf War and Operation Just Cause (Panama). Following his military service, he worked for the Brinks Armored Car Service until he found an opportunity to serve as a Peace Officer with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He served there for 27 years and was active in union activities.
As part of his union activities, Patrick was elected Board Member of his local chapter of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA). He was also elected President of his local chapter and Trustee for the CCPOA Benefit Trust Fund which administers health and general welfare benefits for corrections officers statewide
Day has several priorities he would like to pursue if elected to the City Council.
Attracting new businesses by reducing regulations and fees to encourage them to locate themselves in Sequim.
Attracting a 24/7 emergency room satellite or clinic in Sequim, because with our population, Port Angeles is just too far to drive in emergencies. It needs to be addressed.
Ensuring affordable housing by restructuring building fees to attract more developers at better cost.
Supporting all of our City's employees from the office technicians to fire and police. They all need to know that the City Council will always have their backs.
"I have always considered local government's first priority to be public safety, because safety does matter. People must feel they are safe where they live."
"I then believe that fiscal responsibility runs a close second. Auditing institutions' budgets and funding is of the main things I did for the union that I worked for and I loved that work."
Day holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of Alameda, an Associate of Arts Degree from the Community College of the Air Force and Certification from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
He is retired and will be 53 years old on election day. He is married for 29 years with two grown children (daughters)