November 14, 2019

PATRICIA COMFORT JOINS LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
                                        
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Taylor Grenga
tgrenga@lwvma.org
857-452-1715
BOSTON - The Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) is pleased to announce that Patricia Comfort has been named Executive Director. Comfort has spent her career working in the public interest, most recently serving as Executive Director of the Women's Bar Association and Women's Bar Foundation of Massachusetts. She joins LWVMA with extensive experience managing a nonprofit, collaborating with members and Board, and in education and advocacy.
 
Along with interest in a broad range of membership and advocacy issues, Comfort brings insight and expertise in women's issues. "I am passionate about leveling the playing field for women. With the celebration in 2020 of the 100th Anniversary of both the League of Women Voters and the passage of the 19th Amendment allowing women to vote, I am thrilled to contribute as LWVMA's next Executive Director."
 
"We are very pleased to welcome Pattye and look forward to working with her," said Mary Ann Ashton, LWVMA Co-President.
 
"Pattye's extensive experience managing nonprofits and especially women's organizations will benefit the League as we increase our impact," added Judy Zaunbrecher, LWVMA Co-President.
 
Comfort has worked throughout her career to empower underserved constituencies through advocacy and education. In addition to her most recent position with the Women's Bar, she has worked with the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation and with The Fund for the Public Interest. Comfort holds a B.A. in political science from Boston College and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.
 
ABOUT THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MASSACHUSETTS:
Since its founding in 1920, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts has been a respected and trusted voice for citizen participation in our democracy. With 47 local Leagues throughout the state and over 3,000 members, LWVMA has been at the forefront of efforts to empower and educate Massachusetts voters and effect change on a wide variety of issues, including election laws and campaign finance, natural resources and the environment, women's health, children's issues, and public education. Membership in the League is open to everyone of all ages. For more information about the League of Women Voters, please visit www.lwvma.org.


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