|With his swearing in on January 4, 2005 as the United States Representative for the 8th District of Pennsylvania, Michael Fitzpatrick opened the newest chapter in his distinguished career of public service to his native state. Elected upon a platform of restoring economic security, bolstering retirement security and strengthening national security, Congressman Fitzpatrick obtained key appointments to the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Small Business, enabling him to immediately pursue this agenda on behalf of the 8th District.
Michael G. Fitzpatrick, 41, has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since January 1995. He served as Chairman of the Board in 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002 and 2003.
Daily, Commissioner Fitzpatrick attended to the governance needs of the citizens of Bucks County and had direct responsibility for the adoption and administration of the county budget of $385 million and a workforce of approximately 2,600 employees. The Board of County Commissioners had taken an aggressive approach to the preservation of open space and natural areas of Bucks County and has, through a direct commissioner initiative, preserved about 10,000 acres of prime Bucks County open space since 1997. The administration made significant improvements to the emergency management system, including the enhancement of the 9-1-1 system, the construction of a new state-of-the-art emergency operating center, and taking a leadership role in the five-county anti-terrorism task force.
A graduate of Bishop Egan High School in Lower Bucks County, he was awarded an Honors Degree (B.A. 1985) from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida and a Law Degree (Juris Doctor 1988) from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. Congressman Fitzpatrick is admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a member of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. He served as Special Counsel at the Philadelphia law firm of Saul Ewing LLP.
Congressman Fitzpatrick is an active member of his community. He is the immediate Past President of the Bucks County Council, Boy Scouts of America and a member of many charitable, civic and business organizations including the Temple Lower Bucks Hospital Board of Directors, the Conwell-Egan Catholic Board of Advisors, the Knights of Columbus, the Levittown Bristol Kiwanis Club, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Brehon Law Society.
Mike and his wife Kathleen have six children and reside in Middletown Township.