Dwight Patel Lying About His Background? [2022]

Who is Dwight Patel?

Dwight Patel is a Montgomery County Republican official running for the Montgomery County Council.

5 Things To Know About Lying Dwight Patel

  • Dwight Patel is not an architect.
  • Dwight Patel did not graduate from George Washington University.
  • Dwight Patel is not a University of Maryland graduate.
  • Dwight Patel is not married.
  • Dwight Patel does not have four children.

Dwight Patel is lying about his background.

Dwight Patel’s legal name is Rakeshkumar Natverbhai “Dwight” Patel.

Can you trust Mr. Patel to represent Montgomery County as an elected Montgomery County Councilmember?

Is Dwight Patel lying about his academic credentials 

Patel’s Montgomery County Republican Party bio (below) claims that he holds degrees from George Washington University and the University of Maryland at College Park.

Mr. Patel doesn’t hold degrees from either university. 

Montgomery County Republican Party Bio for Dwight Patel

This Patel bio is no longer listed on the Montgomery County Republican Party website.

Did Patel graduate from George Washington University?


In Mr. Patel’s name, a LinkedIn page claims Patel earned a bachelor’s degree in “International Affairs” from George Washington University in 1993.

Dwight Patel is not a graduate of George Washington University or the University of Maryland College Park

A Miner Detail requested academic records in Patel’s name from National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit agency that verifies student degrees and enrollment.

National Student Clearinghouse verified that Patel was only enrolled at George Washington University from May 1990 to May 1992.

Keyword: Enrolled.

There is no evidence to support Patel’s claims that he graduated from George Washington University.

Dwight Patel did not earn a degree from The George Washington University

Did Patel Graduate from the University of Maryland? 


A LinkedIn page in Patel’s name lists that Patel earned a master’s degree in architecture (MA) from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Here are the facts:

National Student Clearinghouse confirmed Mr. Patel enrolled in a College Park “summer program” from June 1991 to August 1993.

(See below.)

But Patel did not graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dwight Patel did not graduate from George Washington University

Is Dwight Patel lying about his professional career? 

A Montgomery County Republican Party bio in Patel’s name claims Mr. Patel is the owner of Bethesda Architects.

Has anybody ever visited Bethesda Architects?

Does Bethesda Architects have a storefront? Does”Bethesda Architects” have a website?

No, because Bethesda Architects does not exist. 

Bethesda Architects isn’t found when searching the Maryland Business Express website.

An Instagram page in Patel’s name says, “Dwight Patel is a Bricks and Mortar (sic) Architect, IT Guru, and New Media Rock Star.”

But that’s not true. 

Patel’s Twitter account bio also claims Patel is an architect.

Again, Dwight Patel is not an architect. 

And Patel’s LinkedIn page lists Patel as both the “owner” of “Bethesda Architects” and its “Chief Technology Officer.”

“We are a full service (sic) architecture firm specializing in residential and commercial design and remodeling projects. Our projects range in size and scope from 500 square foot room additions to 5,000 square foot private homes. We are the new kid on the block in (sic) Washington Architectural scene. Our Team has over ten years of professional Architectural experience.”

In 2016, Patel told the Washington Post that he’s an architect.

Dwight Patel’s 2018 Maryland State Senate Run

In 2018, Patel ran for the Maryland state Senate in District 20.

In the November general election, he lost to state Sen. Will Smith (D).

District 20 is a heavily Democratic legislative district.

Patel was one of three Montgomery County Republicans selected to fill legislative vacancies after the 2018 filing deadline expired.

The Montgomery County Republican Party did not run a complete set of candidates in all eight of Montgomery County’s legislative districts.

In 2018, a Republican candidate did not file for the District 18 state Senate seat.

Do you think you can trust Dwight Patel to represent Montgomery County residents on their County Council?

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1 Comment on "Dwight Patel Lying About His Background? [2022]"

  1. charles zebe | April 8, 2022 at 8:51 am |

    Great vetting by the GOP. With friends like this who needs enemies! Wow, this is the best candidate we can put forward? George Soros must be proud. Yikes! Who is paying attention to this train wreck? Dee thanks for being such a good watchdog for us.

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