Patricia is a native Ohioan, born and raised in Dayton. She attended the University of Cincinnati where she met her husband, Andy. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at UC and her M.Ed. from Xavier University. The Lawrence family lives in Miami Township, with their two daughters, a freshman at OSU and a junior at Loveland HS.
Patricia is life-long educator and passionate advocate for vulnerable students. As a mom, she has two goals for her daughters: the ability to think critically and to be solid citizens—goals we all want for our children. Schools are the foundation of healthy, strong communities and she will fight for their funding and our children.
Patricia is an effective leader with considerable board experience including national boards and she served as the president of two. She knows how to accomplish meaningful work! Since 2010, local municipalities have lost approximately half of their funding and then hit with an expensive opioid crisis. She is tenacious about bringing resources back home. And she stands ready to partner with Clermont County’s leadership to better our communities, solve problems and ensure that Clermont receives the recognition and resources we deserve.
As a cancer survivor, Patricia spent sleepless nights wondering if she would see her then young daughters grow into adulthood. She understands the need to reduce health care costs and to ensure that that pre-existing conditions are covered. No family should be one health care crisis away from financial ruin, including the approximately 16,000 Clermont citizens who rely on Medicaid Expansion.
Patricia and her husband consider themselves fortunate to have raised their daughters in Miami Township. As Clermont County grows and develops, she plans to ensure that it is a prosperous place to work as well as a wonderful place to live.