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Patricia Pariseau

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Patricia Pariseau
Minnesota Senate District 36
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Retired Legislator
Patricia Pariseau (b. August 10, 1936) was a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate. She was first elected in a special election in 1988. Pariseau was most recently re-elected in November of 2006, with her term expiring in 2010. She did not seek re-election in 2010.

Pariseau will not be seeking re-election in 2010.[1]

Parsieu attended Ravenswood Hospital School of Nursing. Pariseau is a former Registered Nurse and a Aide to former Minnesota US Senator Rudy Boschwitz.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the senate, Pariseau was a member of these committees:



Pariseau chose not to run in the 2010 election.


On November 7, 2006, Pariseau won re-election to the 36th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Carolyn Sampson (DFL).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 36 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Patricia Pariseau (R) 20,522 57.08%
Carolyn Sampson (DFL) 15,388 42.80%
Write-In 42 0.12%

Campaign donors

In 2006, Pariseau collected $35,337 in donations.[4]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Mark Gruss $16,099
Senate District 36 Republicans $750
Small Independent Telephone Companies/SITCO $500
Minnesota Political Petion Comm $500
Best & Flanagan $300

District 36

Parsieu represented Minnesota Senate District 36. District 36 includes Dakota County[5].


Patricia is widowed with six children and resides in Farmington, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State Senate District 36
Succeeded by
Dave Thompson (R)