TAMMY PATTON WINS!
TAMMY T. PATTON MAKES HISTORY AS FIRST ELECTED BLACK RESIDENT IN CLINTON TOWNSHIP!
"Tammy Patton woke up the day after the election to find 39 text messages waiting for her.
Patton, attempting to become the first Black resident elected to the Clinton Township Board of Trustees in the township's 200-year history, was apprehensive about what was on her phone.
"I found those messages on my phone, and I knew it was really good or really bad," Patton said prior to taking the oath of office last Thursday. "It was really exciting."
It turns out the messages carried words of congratulations.
In an election with an historic voter turnout, Patton came in third place with 13% of the vote, or 25,613 votes, behind Mike Keys who had 13.3%, and Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education member Laura Cardamone, who took in 13.1%. Jenifer "Joie" West received 12.8% to earn the final seat the board table..."
TAMMY'S PRIMARY WIN MADE HISTORY!
Tammy Patton's candidacy broke barriers in the history Clinton Township. Tammy is the:
FIRST BLACK FEMALE CANDIDATE ADVANCING TO THE GENERAL
SECOND BLACK CANDIDATE IN HISTORY
FIRST BLACK CANDIDATE SINCE 1959
Tammy wants to thank all of the voters.
WE MADE HISTORY TOGETHER.
OUR CAMPAIGN HAD PROMINENT SUPPORTERS.
“Tammy Patton is absolutely the right choice for Clinton Township Trustee. As a decorated member of the U.S. Army, Tammy has the work ethic and mission-oriented focus to get things done for people and families in Clinton Township. As Clinton Township Trustee, she will be a leader during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect your health and safety, while working to grow our economy in a smart way. I trust Tammy Patton to get the job done, which is why I'm endorsing her to be the next Clinton Township Trustee."