PATRICIA SEBOLD of Livingston was appointed to complete an unexpired term in April 1993 and was elected to her first full term in November of that year. She was re-elected as a Commissioner At-Large in 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2020. She served as Commissioner Vice President in 1996, from 2003 to 2006, and then again from 2011 to 2014.
Commissioner Sebold taught English at West Orange High School from 1970 until her retirement in 2001. She served on the Essex County Vocational Schools Board of Education, as Commissioner on the Essex County Board of Elections, and as Chair of the Livingston Democratic Municipal Committee, a position she has held since 1976. She was also a Delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 1980, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2008. She was placed on a Committee at the Democratic National Convention in 1988 and 2004.
Commissioner Sebold is a member of the League of Women Voters, the Sierra Club, the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest, and the Jewish Community Housing Corporation. She earned her degree in English and Education from Upsala College.
Commissioner Sebold is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Sierra Club Achievement Award (2000), the Shirley Chisholm Government Award (2016), Achievement Award – Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., Essex County Democratic Committee – Hall of Fame (1997) and Jewish Heritage Month Honoree – Essex County (2007)
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