Name: Pat McCollough Campaign role: Louisiana State Director Hometown: Hawthorne, FL Organizing in: Louisiana
Q1. What do you do for the campaign? As state director I do everything from mopping the floor to writing strategic plans—both can be very humbling experiences. I connect the community to the campaign and the campaign to the community and consider those tasks equally important. I also strive to represent and present the campaign in a positive manner as the in-state senior liaison and contact person for local politics and allied organizations. It's a demanding position and I count it an honor to serve.
Q2. How did you first come to the campaign? I started out as a grassroots leader in the local community, then became a Summer Fellow in 2008 and been involved with the campaign ever since.
Q3. What’s your favorite part of your role? Recruiting, training, developing and empowering volunteers.
Q4. What’s the most unexpected part of your role? The challenge of conveying the importance of managing up, managing across and managing down the leadership chain.
Q5. Tell us a fun fact about yourself: I love everything about music: especially old school, dancing to any song with a beat, and writing rap lyrics.