Patricia “Max” Rorty

Goleta Union School Board Trustee

Max will be the first openly gay school board member in the central coast of California!


Max is the daughter of two educators, is the product of public schools herself and is active in advocacy for the disenfranchised. Max served as a commissioner for the City of Santa Barbara’s Community Development and Human Services committee and cofounded the Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network. Max works as a licensed clinical social worker caring for uninsured and undocumented families at the Isla Vista Neighborhood Clinic. Max and her wife live in Goleta with their two children

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