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Bruce Patterson (Minnesota)

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Bruce Patterson
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Former candidate for
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 1B
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolEast Grand Forks Senior High School
ProfessionBusiness owner
Bruce Patterson was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 1A of the Minnesota House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Patterson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "Education should be our top priority. Investing in education is financially the smartest choice for Minnesota."

Property Tax and Tax Fairness

  • Excerpt: "Simplify our property tax system and reinstitute the homestead credit. Provide competitive tax rates for Minnesota small businesses to spur new job creation."

Higher Education

  • Excerpt: "Keep tuition costs affordable and accessible to every student. Encouraging college graduates to stay and reinvest in Minnesota."


  • Excerpt: "Support policies that help new business start ups while creating jobs that provide long term employment, fair wages and benefits."


  • Excerpt: "By passing a fair and responsible, bipartisan budget that addresses our state’s long term needs versus racking up debt and leaving it for our children to address. "



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Bruce Patterson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Dan Fabian was unopposed in the Republican primary. Fabian defeated Patterson in the general election.[3][4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 1A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Fabian Incumbent 67.1% 9,942
     Democratic Bruce Patterson 32.8% 4,864
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 12
Total Votes 14,818


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Patterson ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 1A. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and was defeated by incumbent Dan Fabian (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 1A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Fabian Incumbent 60.2% 11,146
     Democratic Bruce Patterson 39.8% 7,370
Total Votes 18,516

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