Pat Noble

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Pat Noble
Pat Noble, 2017 Socialist Party USA National Convention.jpg
Co-Chair of the Socialist Party USA
Assumed office
October 18, 2015
Serving with Holly Carpenter
Preceded byMimi Soltysik
Member of the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education for Red Bank
Assumed office
January 2, 2013
Preceded byNilsa Samol
State Secretary of the
Socialist Party of New Jersey
Assumed office
March 5, 2017
Preceded byGreg Pason
In office
July 10, 2011 – December 1, 2015
Succeeded byGreg Pason
Personal details
BornPatrick Noble
(1993-04-28) April 28, 1993 (age 25)
Red Bank, New Jersey
Political partySocialist Party USA
ResidenceRed Bank, New Jersey
Alma materAcademy of Allied Health & Science
OccupationPolitical activist
Websitetwitter.com/socialistpat

Patrick "Pat" Noble (born April 28, 1993) is an American democratic socialist politician who has been the National Co-Chair of the Socialist Party USA since 2015.

Noble serves concurrently as the party's National Treasurer and State Secretary of the Socialist Party of New Jersey. As a second-term member of the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education, he is also the only member of the Socialist Party currently holding elected office.[1]

Career[edit]

Noble co-founded the Socialist Party's Central New Jersey local in March 2011 and served as its Chair for several years. He also served as Party Secretary for New Jersey from 2011 to 2015 before returning to the position in 2017.

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.[2] The lawsuit was ultimately successful, with the State agreeing in March 2014 to grant voter registration abilities to the SPNJ.[3]

Noble was elected unopposed as National Co-Chair of the Socialist Party by the party's 2015 National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was subsequently re-elected by the 2017 National Convention in New York City with 56% of the votes cast on the first ballot. The nearest challenger in the four-way race received 20% of the votes cast.

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%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Socialist WebZine: Green Shoots of Red Electoralism". socialistwebzine.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  2. ^ "Ballot Access News - New Jersey Socialist Party Sues to Enable Voters to Register as Socialist Party Members". Ballot-access.org. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  3. ^ "Ballot Access News - New Jersey Election Officials Will Allow Voters to Register into Socialist Party and Will Keep a Tally". ballot-access.org. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  4. ^ "OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK - M. CLAIRE FRENCH : MONMOUTH COUNTY : OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS" (PDF). Assets01.aws.connect.clarityelections.com. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  5. ^ "M. CLAIRE FRENCH : OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK OF MONMOUTH : OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS" (PDF). Assets01.aws.connect.clarityelections.com. Retrieved 2015-10-30.