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Marin, Sonoma County, CA June 8, 2010 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Patrick WM Connally

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 6; Democratic Party

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My ballot designation says Producer/Artist/Caregiver and of the many things I do those seem most important in asking for the job of representing you.

I am a radio co-host producer of an interview show on disability and senior issues. I have done the show for almost ten years based on my extensive background in non-profit management. I have been a professional artist for forty years and my work has been used to promote world class museum events. I have focused for the last two years on being a family-caregiver and an In-Home Support Worker. My resume demonstrates my ability to create better government programs and get a better return on our tax dollars. Education: La Sierra High School, Carmichael, California California State University, Sacramento, BA and MA, Fine Arts

Government Appointments

  • President pro-tem appointee to the Board of Directors, Protection and Advocacy, Inc. now renamed Disability Rights California
  • Marin County Board of Supervisors appointee to Area Board V on Developmental Disabilities now part of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Three times a peer review panelist for the Federal Government's Projects of National Significance grants
  • Board member, East Bay Regional Center

Non-profit Career
  • Chair, Community Advisory Panel, KQED
  • Project Manager, World Institute on Disability, then a Research and Training Center on Personal Assistance Services, on a subcontract from the Center for Disease Control through the San Francisco Trauma Foundation.
  • Co-authored article with Ed Roberts, MacArthur Fellow and Father of the Independent Living Movement. I worked closely with Ed for years.
  • Founder and President of "Disability Rights Enforcement, Education Services: Helping You Help Others." producing events such as The Congress of People with Disabilities and Marin County Independence Forums.

Public Service and the Arts
  • Alameda County Arts Commission
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Access Advisors Committee
  • My artwork is sold through non-profit animal rescue, Please use a search engine or check out the gallery section on this website.

Political Appointments
  • Northern California Disability Outreach Coordinator: California Democratic Party
  • Vice Chair, Disability Caucus
  • Organized Democrats with Disabilities Club,


  • I have been a free-lance consultant on access and disability rights. I have worked on projects like implementing the Help America Vote Act.
  • My first business venture forty years ago was the Matilda von Hapsburg Gallery of Fine Art in Old Sacramento.

Interests and information

  • Eagle Scout forty years ago and a fifth generation Californian
  • Dues paying member of the Richard III Society. Margaret Buefort, Henry VII Tudor's mother did in the Princes in the tower and Shakespeare's Richard III is the most brilliant piece of political cover up and propaganda in the English Language.
  • Been arrested because of civil disobedience for human and disability rights.
  • Been invited to the White House twice.

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