Patrick Paschall and his wife, Sara Bendoraitis, bought their home on Nicholson Street in 2011.  Here, they look forward to raising a family and spending countless hours on gardening and home improvements.  Patrick has served as a Commissioner on the Hyattsville Ethics Commission and is a member of the Hyattsville Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association.

Patrick grew up in the island town of Galveston, Texas  and is the first person in his family to graduate from college, as well as the first in his family to become an attorney.  He attended Texas A&M University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in history and a Certificate in European Politics. From there, Patrick attended Hofstra University School of Law in Long Island, New York where he earned the first-ever Award for Excellence in Government Law and was a recipient of the prestigious LGBT Rights Fellowship.

In his professional career, Patrick is a Policy Counsel with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force where he advances the Task Force's policy priorities in federal administrative agencies and at the White House, and provides technical assistance in policy drafting and analysis to national, state, and local coalition partners on regulatory policy benefiting the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. He manages a broad policy portfolio, including health care policy and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, housing and homelessness issues, employment discrimination, veteran issues, non-discrimination policies, prison and detention policy, and voter protection. In all the work he does, Patrick focuses on a wide range of intersecting issues including immigration, reproductive justice, racial justice, women’s rights and disability rights.

patrick after triathlon

In Patrick’s free time, he loves the outdoors, including camping, running triathlons, hiking and working on his house and yard.