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Photo: Jerry PattersonWORK EXPERIENCE
1997 to Present: President, Moulton Patterson Associates, a Public Affairs Consulting
1996 to Present: Governing Board Member, Coast Community College District
1995 to Present: Board of Directors, Institute for Local Self Government
1987 to 1997: Partner, Law Firm of Burke, Williams & Sorensen, Los Angeles, CA
Manager of Orange County Office
2000 to 2007: Part-time Professor, University of California, Irvine
1986 to 1999: Professor, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Taught courses on the Congress, contemporary issues, public law and
public administration
1975 to 1985: United States Congressman. Represented the 38th Congressional District
in Orange County , California , for 5 two year terms.
1967 to 1975: Attorney and Partner in law firm of Patterson, Post & Smith, Santa Ana, CA
1973 to 1975: Mayor, City of Santa Ana, CA
1969 to 1973: City Council Member, City of Santa Ana, CA
1960 to 1963: Administrative Assistant to City Administrator, City of Garden Grove, CA


1963 to 1966: Graduated with Juris Doctor degree, UCLA School of Law
1960 to 1963: Completed 35 units of graduate work at School of Public Administration,
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1957 to 1960: Graduated with majors in Political Science and Public Administration, California State University, Long Beach, CA


1953 to 1957: Served as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Coast Guard
Received the National Defense Service Medal and Honorable Discharge


Served on statewide Board of Directors of the California Community College Trustees
Past President of the Institute for Local Self Government
Past President of the Coast Community College District
Active Member of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Ex officio Member of the KOCE TV (Channel 50) Foundation Board
Frequent guest lecturer on college campuses through the Congress to Campus Program
Founding member and first Chair of the Santa Ana Human Relations Commission
Founding member and first Chair of the Santa Ana Housing Commission
Founding member and first Chair of the Santa Ana Redevelopment Agency


Married to Linda Moulton Patterson. She served in the Governor Davis Administration as the Chair of the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Linda is also a former Mayor of Huntington Beach, California. They have four children, and six grandchildren.