At its August 27 meeting, the Saratoga Spring Democratic Committee endorsed Patty Morrison as its choice for Commissioner of Finance in the November election. “To have the support of voters in the primary election along with the SSDC endorsement, I am deeply humbled. I look forward to working hard and serving all Saratoga Springs citizens,” Patty responded.
A Marist College business graduate, Patty brings a strong business acumen serving Fortune 500 companies, Panasonic, Citibank, and Canon to deliver multimillion-dollar B2B projects on-time and in budget. It is with well-prepared strategy and budget plans, coupled with strong working relationships, and the ability to manage large cross-functional teams that Patty has achieved consistent and successful results. She is eager to use her 25 years of business experience to ensure the City budget reflects the priorities of Saratoga Springs citizens and is a sound investment in the long run prosperity of the City.
Patty has a long history of volunteerism serving most recently as a Saratoga Springs District School Board Trustee, which oversees a $130 million budget, and as a proud member of Soroptomists International of Saratoga County, Sustainable Saratoga, and the League of Women’s Voters. “I grew up in the Capital region and have always loved this City and I am a firm believer in volunteering and participating within my community,” Morrison says.
The Commissioner of Finance position oversees the finances of our city and under this form of government, it is also one of five important voices making important quality of life decisions concerning our City’s priorities. Development needs to work for all residents, so community stakeholders feel heard before ground is broken. We must also make the tough calls today rather than kick the can to tomorrow. Years should not be spent addressing yesterday’s problems, whether that is expanding EMS services, funding piping replacement, or preserving green space. And residents must be confident in our city council’s transparency, and for that we must have an effective ethics mechanism, including complete disclosures and maximum avoidance of conflicts of interest. “I pledge to be an accessible leader, one who will listen, represent all voters, and be a catalyst for success.” Patty said.
The endorsement process for Fall 2019 is now complete. The SSDC has previously endorsed John Franck for Commissioner of Accounts, Meg Kelly for Mayor, Dillon Moran for Commissioner of Public Works and Tara Gaston for County Supervisor.