Patrick Mara was appointed Executive Director of the District of Columbia Republican Committee in January 2015. He is a former Executive Committee Member and a current member of the DC Republican Committee. Patrick served as an Alternate Delegate at the 2008 Republican National Convention. At the 2012 Republican National Convention he was a member of the Committee on Permanent Organization and acted as a voting Delegate from the District of Columbia. Serving from 2011 to 2015, Patrick is the first and only Republican elected to the DC State Board of Education. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and Political Science from Marist College and earned an entrepreneurship focused MBA from Babson College.