Pat Noble

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Pat Noble
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Co-Chair of the Socialist Party USA
Assumed office
October 18, 2015
Serving with Stephanie Cholensky
Preceded by Mimi Soltysik
Member of the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education for Red Bank
Assumed office
January 2, 2013
Preceded by Nilsa Samol
State Secretary of the
Socialist Party of New Jersey
Assumed office
March 5, 2017
Preceded by Greg Pason
In office
July 10, 2011 – December 1, 2015
Succeeded by Greg Pason
Personal details
Born Patrick Noble
(1993-04-28) April 28, 1993 (age 24)
Red Bank, New Jersey
Political party Socialist Party USA
Residence Red Bank, New Jersey
Alma mater Academy of Allied Health & Science
Occupation Political activist
Website www.twitter.com/socialistpat

Patrick "Pat" Noble (born April 28, 1993) is a democratic socialist politician in the United States who is the National Co-Chair of the Socialist Party USA, having been elected by the 2015 SPUSA National Convention in Milwaukee. Noble serves concurrently as the party's National Treasurer since 2013 and as State Secretary of the Socialist Party of New Jersey since 2017. He previously served as State Secretary of the Socialist Party of New Jersey from 2011 to 2015 and National Committee member from 2013 to 2015.

Noble was the plaintiff in a 2013 lawsuit against New Jersey Secretary of State Kim Guadagno over the latter's refusal to allow voters in New Jersey to register their affiliation with the Socialist Party of New Jersey.[1] The lawsuit was ultimately successful, with the State agreeing in March 2014 to grant voter registration abilities to the SPNJ.[2]

Since 2013, Noble has served as a member of the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education. Along with US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant (SAlt), Noble is one of three elected officials in the United States that identify as a socialist, as well as the only member of the Socialist Party USA currently holding elected office.[3] Noble won election in a two-person race against the incumbent in 2012 and was re-elected unopposed in 2015.

Electoral history[edit]

Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders election,
November 8, 2011[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Rich 55,168 26.61%
Republican Lillian Burry (inc.) 55,140 26.60%
Democratic Amy Mallet (inc.) 46,563 22.46%
Democratic William Shea 43,609 21.03%
Independent Thomas Murkowski 5,454 2.63%
Socialist Patrick Noble 1,396 0.67%
Total votes 207,330 100%
Republican hold
Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education election,
November 6, 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Non-partisan Patrick Noble 1,187 54.78
Non-partisan Nilsa Samol (inc.) 980 45.22%
Total votes 2,167 100%
Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education election,
November 5, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Non-partisan Patrick Noble (inc.) 1,103 97.78
Non-partisan Write-in 25 2.22%
Total votes 1,128 100%

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