Matthew Patrick

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Matthew Patrick
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 3rd Barnstable district
In office
2001–2011
Preceded by Nancy Caffyn
Succeeded by David Vieira
Personal details
Born April 1, 1952
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Residence Falmouth, Massachusetts
Alma mater Upsala College

Matthew C. Patrick (born April 1, 1952 in New Brunswick, New Jersey) is a Democratic politician who served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He represented the 3rd Barnstable District from 2001-2011. He lives in Falmouth, Massachusetts. He was unopposed for re-election in the 2006 elections. He was defeated by Falmouth Town Moderator David Vieira in 2010.

Patrick was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana from 1977 to 1979.

A local wind developer "investigated the possibility of running underground electrical cables to other nearby businesses within the Falmouth Technology Park. This approach was found to be too costly, and impractical ... In 2007 Representative Matt Patrick introduced new state legislation for virtual net metering that would resolve this problem and facilitate renewable energy projects state-wide. The Green Communities Act, signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick in 2008, included the net metering provisions increasing the maximum allowed capacity..."

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http://www.mattpatrick.org/index.php?name=Sections&req=viewarticle&artid=29&page=1

http://www.capecodtoday.com/blogs/index.php/2010/08/15/massachusetts-largest-privately-owned-wi?blog=41