Born and raised
in the Midwest, Doug Patton graduated from Abraham Lincoln high
school in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1966. After marrying
his college sweetheart in 1969 and serving four years in the
U.S. Air Force (1969-1973), Doug returned to school, graduating
with a B.A. in English from Bellevue University, Bellevue,
Nebraska, in 1975.
Doug spent nearly twenty years in marketing and advertising
before jumping into politics full time in 1993. He helped
elect an unknown young Republican named Jon Christensen in
Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District during the GOP
"revolution" of 1994.
Since then, Doug has served as a speechwriter and policy advisor
to federal, state and local candidates and elected
officials. He founded the Nebraska chapter of the
Christian Coalition in 1995 and served as its first executive
director for nearly 3 years. He was a candidate himself
for the Nebraska Legislature in 2000.
Doug and his wife, Pam, have lived in Bellevue, Nebraska, near
Omaha, for more than 30 years. They have two grown sons,
Chris and Gabe.
As a freelance columnist, Doug Patton’s work goes out weekly
to over 1,500 newspapers. His columns can be read at
various internet web sites, including GOPUSA,
America's Voices, EnterStageRight, and at EtherZone.
Doug can be contacted at email@example.com.
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