Pat moved to town in 1994 with his bride Judy and 1 yr. old son Patrick. They wanted to raise their son in a wholesome small town offering an excellent education and recreational opportunities. They struck gold with Chesapeake Beach. Pat was elected to the Town Council in 1996 and was twice elected by the Town Council to be the Vice-President, and now serves the Town once again but this term as Mayor.
Pat (well, Coach Pat) coached youth soccer / basketball for 15 yrs. as his son grew up. Pat graduated from Temple University in 1978 with a degree in US History and recently retired from the U.S. Dept. of Treasury after 35 years of service. Pat is a very visible man about town and spends much of his free time in Roland’s, the library, Traders and Abner’s crab house. He is an active member of the St. Anthony’s congregation.
Pat is an avid swimmer, reader and sports enthusiast. He enjoys fantasy football and has a passion for Maryland Terrapin sports and Phillies baseball.
When he moved to Town, Pat was nicknamed “Irish” by his neighbor “Dutch” Ritter and the name stuck. Irish enjoys being among the people, is very approachable and believes “constituency service” is the #1 asset he brings to the Town. So when you see Irish, stop him and feel free to tell him what is on your mind.