Patrick Uhteg Jr.
Patrick Uhteg, Jr. is a 2017 alumnus of the Lancaster Central School District and currently is a student at Canisius College.
At Canisius, Mr. Uhteg is pursuing a double major in political science and economics. He said he intends to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree, then go on to pursue a master’s or law degree. Mr. Uhteg said one of the most valuable classes he has taken at Canisius is “State and Local Finance.” This class focuses on studying municipal finance from both the school and the town perspective. Mr. Uhteg said his hope is that the tools he has obtained from classes like this allow him to become a contributing member of the board of education.
As a very recent graduate of Lancaster High School, Mr. Uhteg said he has an unparalleled perspective of the inner workings of our school district. He said he has lasting relationships with teachers, administrators, and staff. As a student, he served in student government as well as on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. Mr. Uhteg said it was experiences like these that instilled an interest to run for the board of education.
Mr. Uhteg has worked for over a year at National Grid in the customer and community management department. He said his experience at National Grid allows him to understand the relationship that our state has with smaller entities like utilities and school districts, from regulatory and financial perspectives.
Mr. Uhteg is a member of the Lancaster Soccer Club’s board of directors and is one of three travel soccer directors for the organization. He also volunteers his time to head coach a U12 Boys travel soccer team. When Mr. Uhteg was a in sixth grade at William Street School, his father was elected to a position on the board of education and has served three consecutive terms. Over the past nine years, Patrick, Jr. said he has learned from the experiences of Patrick, Sr. He said he hopes to continue the character and integrity brought to the table by the Uhteg lineage. Furthermore, Mr. Patrick Uhteg, Jr. said his hope is that his ‘second to none’ education in Lancaster schools will allow him to approach board topics with knowledge and wisdom.