Patrick Sheehan was born in Chicago Illinois and attended Christ the King Catholic School. His mother Francie, was a Chicago Park District employee for over 22 years specifically at Ridge Park on the South Side of Chicago. As a youth Patrick was involved in many activities at the Chicago Park District including sports camps, day camps, swim team, basketball, football, baseball, shop class and later volunteered with Ridge Park Haunted House, Easter Egg Hunt, and as a sports camp counselor. Patrick understood the importance having positive role models and an outlet for children to learn, grow, and come together as a community. Patrick graduated from Providence Catholic HS and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Saint Xavier University in Criminal Justice.
Patrick is currently a Plainfield Police Officer and has been in law enforcement for over 14 years. He is an 8 year resident of Lockport. Patrick is very involved with the Lockport Township Community. He is currently the President of Lockport Jr Porters Football & Cheer Program and a coach for Lockport Soccer Club. Patrick is happily married to his wife Susie of 14 years and they have five children together Collin, Brady, Gavin, Lily, and Delaney.
As a sworn Police Officer, Patrick is vehemently opposed to Illinois House Bill 3653. He believes this bill will cripple law enforcement and make communities like Lockport, Crest Hill, Joliet & Homer Glen less safe. Patrick is a strong proponent of Law Enforcement and believes we should “Defend Our Police” instead of “Defund the Police”.
Patrick is running for Lockport Township Park District Commissioner to give back to the institution that made him the man he is today and improve the experiences for all Lockport Township Park District patrons. If elected Patrick’s priorities include:
- Park safety & security
- Fully funding the Lockport Township Park District Police
- Park & Facility cleanliness -Improve community relations
- Hold the line on taxes & cut unnecessary spending
- Full transparency
- Equal access to all Lockport Township Parks and activities to all residents
- Connect all of Lockport Township through fair representation
Patrick is endorsed by Metropolitan Alliance of Police Chapter 93, Safe Suburbs USA, Will County Central Committee Republican Organization, Lockport Township Republicans & Homer Township Republican Organization. As a candidate for Lockport Township Park District Commissioner, Patrick Sheehan is looking for your support and vote on April 6.