A Commitment to Community
"My desire to serve as judge of Clarion County is deeply rooted in my life-long commitment to this community. I see it as my way of using my talents to best support the community I call home."
Sara has demonstrated her commitment to the Clarion County community with her extensive civic involvement. She currently serves as Vice President of the Clarion Free Library board of directors, President of the Immaculate Conception PTO, and is a Clarion Hospital Foundation board member. As a former board member for the Clarion County Area Agency on Aging, Seidle Patton has worked to strengthen the services available for the county’s aging population. She now serves as the solicitor for the Agency, handling legal proceedings for protective services and guardianship of the elderly. She is a past board member of the Redbank Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Redbank Renaissance in New Bethlehem. She is a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion where she serves as Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Finance Council. Sara and her husband, Michael Patton, and their daughter, Samantha, also served as the United Way annual campaign family in 2012, helping the organization to meet its fundraising goals for the year.
"Growing up, my family instilled in me a responsibility to support the community in which we lived. We spent weekends as kids tagging along with my Dad to help with the many community activities he was involved with. The Seidle kids were often put to work with projects at the Clarion Fire Department and Clarion Chamber of Commerce or planting flowers and helping to clean up the park in New Bethlehem. My husband and I have continued that tradition with our daughter. She is right beside her dad when he's volunteering at a Rotary Club activity or along with me at I.C. PTO fundraisers."