Dave Patterson hails from Chepachet, RI. He is an electronic technician now working for a controls company in Poway. Dave has been a Ramona resident since 1990, a Toastmaster for 15 years, Honorary Mayor of Ramona and past President of San Diego Veterans For Peace. Dave is the current President of the Ramona Forum, the home for Ramona Liberals and Progressives. He has traveled extensively around the world, where the impact of grinding poverty in so many places has altered his view of our good life and provided impetus to defend the helpless.