Who am I?

Pat Meagher was born in Detroit and raised in Indiana. He has lived in California since 1985. He is married to Trish Meagher and is the father of nine children, ranging in age from 10 to 33; seven of them are adopted. Pat has a B.S. and M.A. from Ball State University in Indiana; he has also attended Purdue University, UCLA, and the University of La Verne. He and his family live in Forest Falls. Pat recently retired as the Principal of the Fontana Adult School, a position he held for 6 years. Prior to that Pat was a teacher and Student Activities Director for 28 years. Pats daughter served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, his son served in Iraq. Pat is the immediate Past President of the Redlands Area Democratic Club, a member of the San Bernardino County Democratic Central Committee and a representative to the California Democratic State Central Committee. He is a member of the Redlands United Church of Christ and the Citizens Action for Peace. Pat has been a lifelong Democrat despite having been raised in a Republican household in a Republican state. He was a union organizer, regional chairperson and political action committee chairperson.

Why am I running?

I am running because the good people of the 41st Congressional District deserve a Representative who will be accessible in the district and work hard in Washington to solve the problems that face all of us on a daily basis.
I am running because the good people of the 41st Congressional District deserve a Representative who will be accessible in the district and work hard in Washington to solve the problems that face all of us on a daily basis.

My Goals

The economy, education and immigration.

The key to repairing the economy is two fold. We need to stimulate job growth, which considering that over 70% of all jobs are in small businesses, means that we must persuade banks to make loans available to them. The second is that we need to insure home ownership and stimulate new construction and repair. Both can be accomplished by again persuading banks to provide such loans.

A free, quality, public education is at the heart of a functioning democracy. We need multiple testing measures on multiple subjects. We need to bring back the innovation that made America unique, through elective and vocational classes. We need to invest in one public school system and quit blaming the teachers.

Immigration is a national issue and demands a federal response as opposed to a state-by-state solution that includes securing the borders and establishing a pathway to inclusion for those who are already within our borders.

My DFA Values

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My Campaign is People Powered!

1. Financially: I am not receiving support financially or with personnel from either the State or National party. My contributors number over 500 and give less than $500 each. I have some support from unions and Democratic clubs, but no corporations or businesses.
2. There is no major media in the district. Campaigning is done face-to-face and mostly in small groups. My staff is completely volunteer.

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