Patrick Elder (Green Party) was a candidate for Maryland's 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Elder lost the general election on November 6, 2018.
Elder earned a bachelor's degree in social studies from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 1977 and a master's degree in government from the University of Maryland in 1986. He also went on to earn a Maryland state teacher certification. Elder has served with the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy and the World Beyond War.