Obama's South Carolina campaign welcomes its newest team member -- Field Director Patrick Meredith.
Originally from Woodstock, Georgia, Patrick got what he calls an "unhealthy interest in politics" from his father, who was the division director for the Office of Civil Rights in Atlanta from 1967-89. Patrick began working for the Democratic Party of Georgia in early 2008 and eventually became the party's canvass director. Since then, he has worked on several campaigns, including Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's campaign in 2009 and U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson's re-election campaign in 2010, where he served as the field director. When he's not immersed in politics, Patrick plays a variety of percussion instruments and sings.
As the field director, Patrick will work closely with the campaign's volunteer leaders and field staff across the state to advance President Obama's agenda and grow the grassroots movement over the next 11 months in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election. He will execute and manage the campaign's statewide organizing plan and train, coach and motivate the field team. With a strong network of volunteers already in place throughout South Carolina, Patrick will help develop the campaign structure by expanding its reach and empowering supporters to engage their communities.
"I am ready for the challenge we have ahead of us, and I look forward to working with the President's many supporters throughout the state," Patrick said. "President Obama is working hard for the people of South Carolina every day, and we're going to work hard to make sure voters know what he's been fighting for."