Patrick O'Leary

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Patrick O'Leary served as a member of the Jefferson County School Board until 2006 when he was defeated by Debbie Wesslund in the election.

2006 Election Controversy

Questions were raised after election day in 2006 when teachers who were supposed to be attending a professional development day while classes were out instead showed up to polling locations and campaigned for Jefferson County Teachers Association backed candidate Debbie Wesslund. O'Leary found fault with these actions because the campaigners were often the last thing voters saw as they entered the polling location but more importantly because the teachers were paid with tax payer money to support a candidate.