Jill Patterson

Jill Patterson
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Five candidates are vying for three open positions on the Springfield School Board in next month’s election. Four of them, Bruce Renner, Francine Pratt, Swayne Loftis and Jill Patterson participated in the forum, hosted by the Springfield NAACP.  

Jill Patterson is a former Greene County prosecutor and currently a practicing attorney.

“I’ve worked a lot on child advocacy over the years and I feel strongly about that issue and this feels to me like an opportunity to advocate for 25,000 kids at a time,” Patterson said.