Patricia A. Haddad
Patricia A. Haddad is Speaker Pro Tempore of the Massachusetts House of Representatives representing the people of Dighton, Somerset, Swansea and Taunton. A member of the House since 2000, she has served on a variety of committees including Human Services and Elderly Affairs, Health Care, Medicaid, Natural Resources and Agriculture, Rules, Ethics and Ways and Means. Haddad served two terms as Chairwoman of the Joint Committee on Education and prior to her recent appointment as Speaker Pro Tem, was Assistant Majority Whip.
Prior to her career in government, Pat was a health and physical education teacher in her native town of Somerset where she also served on the Recreation Commission and School Committee. She is a member of the South Coast Development Partnership Steering Committee, Advisory Committee of the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth Center for Policy and The Neighborhood Corporation of Taunton.
During her tenure in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, she has undertaken a number of assignments including the legislative Commission on Public Housing, Special Task Force on the Economy and Economic Development, Legislative Commission on Middle Level Education and the Council of State Governments/Eastern Region Committee on Energy and the Environment. She has been honored by many groups and organizations which include the Women of Achievement Award from the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant, Legislator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, Teacher-Leader Award from the reading Recovery Council of Massachusetts, Mass Bio-Ed Award from the Massachusetts Bio-education Association, Public Service Award from the Massachusetts Association of Chapter 766 approved Schools and most recently received an Honorary Doctorate of Public Administration from Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Pat is married with two adult children and resides in Somerset, Massachusetts
Pat’s comment on MA HOBY: “I’ve been involved with MA HOBY for a good many years now and am pleased to be a part of this dynamic team. MA HOBY lifts, inspires, disciplines and nurtures our young leaders of tomorrow”