Meet Joe Patterson

The 5th Assembly District is a special place. Nestled in the California foothills and split between Placer and El Dorado counties this area routinely is ranked in the top 10 best places to live in California because of its quality of life.

Joe Patterson and his wife Colleen understand the challenges facing today's local families as they work to raise their own four children in our local public schools. That's what propelled Joe to get involved in public service in the first place and eventually compelled him to run for the City Council. While on the council, Joe championed causes such as fiscal responsibility and making the community safer. Joe eventually was elevated to the position of Mayor in 2019.

Joe Patterson's top priorities have always been to make our community a better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why in 2022 the voters of the 5th Assembly District elected Joe Patterson to represent them by an overwhelming margin of nearly 20%!

Since being elected to the State Assembly, Joe has been delivering results on the issues that matter to the district. He recently authored legislation that will stop the release of sexually violent predators into the community, and address the fentanyl epidemic and he routinely fights to reign in state bureaucrats that are wasting taxpayer dollars.

Joe graduated with a B.A. in Government from California State University Sacramento and was selected for the post-graduate Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship where he began his career working in the California State Assembly.

Before being elected to the State legislature, Joe worked in public policy - helping community leaders, businesses and organizations navigate complex issues. Joe was recognized by the California State Assembly as being "respected by his peers for his policy acumen, strategic instincts, and political skills."