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Pat Patterson
Vice Chair, District 1 Representative

Mailing Address
County of Volusia
Thomas C. Kelly
Administration Center
123 W. Indiana Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720

Phone: 386-740-5224

Fax: 386-736-5344

Email: ppatterson@volusia.org

Pat Patterson is the Vice Chair and District 1 representative on the Volusia County Council. His district includes the incorporated areas of DeLand, Orange City, DeBary, Lake Helen and Pierson; and the unincorporated areas of DeLeon Springs, Emporia, Volusia, Seville, Barberville and surrounding areas. He began a two-year term in January 2013.

Government experience

  • Florida House of Representatives, 1998 to 2000 and 2002 to 2010

o    Chair of the Community Colleges and Workforce Committee, 2004 to 2006

o    Chair of the Ethics and Elections Committee, 2006 to 2008

o    Chair of the Insurance, Business Regulation and Financial Affairs Committee, 2008 to 2010

o    Vice Chair of the Education Innovation Committee, 1998 to 2000

o    Vice Chair of the Transportation Committee, 2002 to 2004 

o    Served on various other committees in the areas of Transportation and Economic Development, Education K-12, Higher Education, Veterans Affairs, and Appropriations 

  • Volusia County Council, 1995 to 1998

o    Vice Chair, 1996
o    Chair, 1997

Other public service

  • East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 1995 to 1998
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1995 to 1998

o    Vice Chair, 1996
o    Chair, 1997 and 1998

  • Orlando/Volusia Metropolitan Planning Organization Alliance

o    Co-Chair, 1997 and 1998

  • Volusia Council of Governments, 1997
  • Volusia County Growth Management Commission, 1993 to 1995
  • Volusia County Overall Economic Development Committee, 1993 to 1995
  • City of Daytona Beach Community Development Committee, 1994
  • DeLand High School Improvement Team, 1993 to 1995

Community service

  • Board of Trustees, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
  • Quality Board, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
  • Past board member and president, ACT Corporation, 1994 to 1997
  • Past board member, The House Next Door
  • American Cancer Society, Volusia County Unit, 1984 to 1988
  • American Cancer Society, St. Lucie County

o    Board member 1973 to 1984
o    President, 1984


  • Florida Chamber of Commerce: "A" Honor Roll, 2003 through 2009
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce: "Top 40" Legislator Award, 1999
  • Florida Association for Career and Technical Education: Legislator of the Year Award, 2006
  • PBA Lawrence E. "Ed" Hoffman: Legislative Champion Award, 2006
  • Florida Insurance Council: Freshman Legislator of the Year Award, 1999
  • Florida Insurance Council: Legislator of the Year Award, 2010
  • East Florida Building Industry Association: Golden Hammer Award, 1995
  • ACT Corporation: Distinguished Service Award, 1991
  • Allstate Insurance Company

o    Quality Agent Award, 1995
o    Chairman's Quality Award, 1995
o     Honor Ring, 1987
o    Chairman's Circle, 1997


  • American Legion Post No. 127
  • BPO Elks DeLand Lodge No. 1463
  • DeLand Chamber of Commerce
  • Daytona Beach Regional Chamber Of Commerce
  • Lake Winnemissett Civic Association
  • West Volusia Republican Club
  • Westminster-by-the-Sea Presbyterian Church, Daytona Beach Shores, elder
  • West Volusia Association of Life Underwriters, member and state committeeman, 1996 to 1997


Mr. Patterson attended Florida Atlantic University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Education in 1976 and a master’s degree in Education Early Childhood/administration and Supervision in 1978.


He served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973 aboard the USS Newport LST 1179 and USS Opportune ARS 41.


He is the owner and agent for Pat Patterson Insurance Agency.


Mr. Patterson was born in West Palm Beach in 1948 and lived in St. Lucie County from 1957 to 1985, when he moved to Volusia County. He lives in DeLand with his wife, Anne Coggeshall Patterson. They have four children – Jennifer, Andy, Denise and Dorian – and eight grandchildren. Mr. Patterson enjoys boating, fly fishing and fly tying.

County Administration

Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center
123 W. Indiana Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720


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