Lynne Patton can organize a wedding for the rich and famous. She has zero experience in housing and touts a law degree that has been proven a lie. Now she will run the office that oversees the federal housing programs in New Jersey and New York.
Maybe her experience with arranging golf tournaments will help?
According to the New York Daily News, Patton was awarded the position to head the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region II, which includes New York and New Jersey. Her office will oversee distribution of billions of taxpayer dollars.
“Responsible for organizing, executing and assisting with upscale events and celebrity golf tournaments,” her LinkedIn profile says. “Handle celebrity talent acquisition for various marketing projects, philanthropic events and golf tournaments.”
She also helped run the Eric Trump Foundation from 2011 through January 2017. That charity is now under investigation by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
According to Patton’s LinkedIn page she claims to have earned a juris doctorate degree in 2000 from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut. The school’s registrar, Jim Benson, has confirmed that Patton attended for two semesters but did not graduate.
Thankfully, some sound advice was given to Donald Trump by New York Rep. Grace Meng. Concerned about the welfare of the important programs that Patton’s office would oversee, she said, “This not The Apprentice; the federal government is not your personal patronage system. I ask that you appoint an individual who is qualified to oversee such a serious task.”