Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Texas are holding elections next week. Find out what's on your ballot in our latest report.

Difference between revisions of "Pat Garofalo"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Text replace - "===Campaign Themes===" to "===Campaign themes===")
Line 3: Line 3:
 
|Name = Pat Garofalo
 
|Name = Pat Garofalo
 
|Profile picture = Garofalo.JPG
 
|Profile picture = Garofalo.JPG
|Position = Minnesota House of Representatives District 58B
+
|Position = Minnesota House of Representatives, District 58B
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure =2005 - present
+
|Tenure = 2005 - present
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 6, 2015]]
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 6, 2015]]
 
|Assumed office = 2005
 
|Assumed office = 2005
Line 48: Line 48:
 
|Citations =
 
|Citations =
 
|Birthday =  
 
|Birthday =  
|Place of birth = Saint Paul, Minnesota
+
|Place of birth = St. Paul, Minnesota
 
|Profession =  
 
|Profession =  
 
|Religion = Catholic
 
|Religion = Catholic
|Office website = http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?district=36B
+
|Office website = http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?district=58B
 
|Campaign website = http://www.patgarofalo.com/
 
|Campaign website = http://www.patgarofalo.com/
 
|Personal website =
 
|Personal website =
}}{{tnr}}'''Pat Garofolo''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 58B since 2013. He previously represented District 36B from 2005 to 2013.
+
}}{{tnr}}'''Pat Garofolo''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 58B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.
  
Garofalo earned his BS in Law Enforcement from Minnesota State University - Mankato.
+
==Biography==
 
+
Garofalo earned his B.S. in Law Enforcement from Minnesota State University - Mankato. His professional experience includes working as a Network Engineer with the Allianz Life Insurance Company.<ref name=vs>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=38499 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Garofalo]</ref>
He is a Network Engineer with the Allianz Life Insurance Company.
+
 
+
Garofalo is a member of Saint Michael's Catholic Church.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=38499 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Garofalo]</ref>
+
 
+
==Issues==
+
===Campaign themes===
+
Garofalo's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.patgarofalo.com/ "patgarofalo," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
+
 
+
'''Education'''
+
*Excerpt:"Representative Garofalo supports local control of our schools and has worked to allow Minnesota to opt out of the No Child Left Behind mandate."
+
'''Energy'''
+
*Excerpt:"We must keep our energy affordable even as we work to protect the environment."
+
'''Environment'''
+
*Excerpt:"Representative Garofalo voted for Minnesota's nation leading renewable energy bill. Under this legislation, 25% of Minnesota's energy will come from renewable sources by 2025."
+
'''Abortion'''
+
*Excerpt:"A society is best judged by how it treats its most vulnerable. Representative Garofalo's voting record shows a commitment to protecting unborn children."
+
'''Protecting Our Heritage and Our Rights'''
+
*Excerpt:"Representative Garofalo has voted for and will continue to support legislation which protects our 2nd amendment rights."
+
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Garofalo served on the following committees:
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Garofalo served on the following committees:
 
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
|State = Minnesota
 
|State = Minnesota
Line 86: Line 67:
 
|Chamber = House of Representatives
 
|Chamber = House of Representatives
 
|Committee1 = Energy Policy
 
|Committee1 = Energy Policy
|Committee2 = Taxes
+
|Chair1 = Republican-Lead
|Committee3 =
+
|Committee2 = Property and Local Tax Division
|Committee4 =
+
|Committee3 = Taxes
|Committee5 =
+
 
}}
 
}}
  
===2011-2012===
+
==Issues==
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Garofalo served on these committees:
+
===Campaign themes===
 +
====2012====
 +
Garofalo's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.patgarofalo.com/ "patgarofalo," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
  
{{Committee Assignments
+
'''Education'''
|Collapse= Yes
+
*Excerpt: "Representative Garofalo supports local control of our schools and has worked to allow Minnesota to opt out of the No Child Left Behind mandate."
|State = Minnesota
+
'''Energy'''
|year = 2011
+
*Excerpt: "We must keep our energy affordable even as we work to protect the environment."
|Chamber = House of Representatives
+
'''Environment'''
|Committee1 = Education Finance
+
*Excerpt: "Representative Garofalo voted for Minnesota's nation leading renewable energy bill. Under this legislation, 25% of Minnesota's energy will come from renewable sources by 2025."
|Chair1 = Chair
+
'''Abortion'''
|Committee2 = Redistricting
+
*Excerpt: "A society is best judged by how it treats its most vulnerable. Representative Garofalo's voting record shows a commitment to protecting unborn children."
|Committee3 = Taxes
+
'''Protecting Our Heritage and Our Rights'''
|Committee4 = Ways and Means
+
*Excerpt: "Representative Garofalo has voted for and will continue to support legislation which protects our 2nd amendment rights."
|Committee5 =
+
}}
+
  
===2009-2010===
+
==Election history==
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Garofalo served on these committees:
+
 
+
{{Committee Assignments
+
|Collapse= Yes
+
|State = Minnesota
+
|year = 2009
+
|Chamber = House of Representatives
+
|Committee1 = Finance
+
|Committee2 = Taxes
+
|Committee3 =
+
|Committee4 =
+
|Committee5 =
+
}}
+
 
+
==Elections==
+
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 +
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
 
Garofalo won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|Minnesota House of Representatives]] District 58B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated [[Jim Arlt]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=False&representative=True&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 ''Minnesota Secretary of State'' "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012]</ref>
 
Garofalo won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|Minnesota House of Representatives]] District 58B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated [[Jim Arlt]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=False&representative=True&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 ''Minnesota Secretary of State'' "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012]</ref>
  
Line 145: Line 110:
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Line 169: Line 133:
  
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, Pat Garofalo won election to the District 36B Seat in the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], defeating Bev Topp.
+
On November 4, 2008, Garofalo won election to the District 36B Seat in the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], defeating Bev Topp.
 
<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/20081104/ElecRslts.asp?M=LG&LD=36B 2008 General Election Results]</ref>
 
<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/20081104/ElecRslts.asp?M=LG&LD=36B 2008 General Election Results]</ref>
  
Pat Garofalo raised $54,789 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110433 ''Follow the Money's report on Garofalo's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
+
Garofalo raised $54,789 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110433 ''Follow the Money's report on Garofalo's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
  
 
{{Votepercentbox |
 
{{Votepercentbox |
Line 201: Line 163:
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
{{State leg donor}}
 
{{State leg donor}}
 +
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010, Garofalo received $36,154 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MN&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions]</ref>
 
In 2010, Garofalo received $36,154 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MN&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions]</ref>
Line 219: Line 182:
 
|orgdonor5 = $500
 
|orgdonor5 = $500
 
|}}
 
|}}
===2008===
 
  
 +
===2008===
 
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Pat Garofalo's 2008 campaign.
 
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Pat Garofalo's 2008 campaign.
  
Line 232: Line 195:
  
 
|}
 
|}
 +
 +
==Recent news==
 +
{{submit a bio}}
 +
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Pat + Garofalo + Minnesota + House'''"
 +
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 +
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Pat+Garofalo+Minnesota+House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Pat Garofalo News Feed</rss>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://www.patgarofalo.com/ Pat Garofalo's personal website]
+
*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?district=58B Office website]
*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?district=36B Minnesota House of Representatives - Rep. Garofalo]  
+
*[http://www.patgarofalo.com/ Campaign website]  
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=38499 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=38499 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=38499 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=38499 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110433 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=75180 2004]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110433 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=75180 2004]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pat-Garofalo-For-State-Representative/116507961708678 Pat Garofalo on Facebook]
+
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pat-Garofalo-For-State-Representative/116507961708678 Campaign Facebook page]
 
*[http://twitter.com/patgarofalo Pat Garofalo on Twitter]
 
*[http://twitter.com/patgarofalo Pat Garofalo on Twitter]
  
Line 248: Line 217:
 
{{start box}}
 
{{start box}}
 
{{s-off}}
 
{{s-off}}
{{succession box | before = [[Bobby Joe Champion]] (D) | title = Minnesota House of Representatives District 58B | years = 2013-present | after = NA}}
+
{{succession box | before = [[Bobby Joe Champion]] (D) | title = Minnesota House of Representatives District 58B | years = 2013- present | after = NA}}
 
{{succession box | before = - | title = Minnesota House of Representatives District 36B | years = 2005–2013 | after = [[Melissa Hortman]] (DFL)}}
 
{{succession box | before = - | title = Minnesota House of Representatives District 36B | years = 2005–2013 | after = [[Melissa Hortman]] (DFL)}}
 
{{end box}}
 
{{end box}}

Revision as of 08:50, 9 July 2013

Pat Garofalo
Garofalo.JPG
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 58B
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMinnesota State University, Mankato (1994)
Personal
Place of birthSt. Paul, Minnesota
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Pat Garofolo is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 58B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Garofalo earned his B.S. in Law Enforcement from Minnesota State University - Mankato. His professional experience includes working as a Network Engineer with the Allianz Life Insurance Company.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Garofalo served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy Policy, Republican-Lead
Property and Local Tax Division
Taxes

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Education

  • Excerpt: "Representative Garofalo supports local control of our schools and has worked to allow Minnesota to opt out of the No Child Left Behind mandate."

Energy

  • Excerpt: "We must keep our energy affordable even as we work to protect the environment."

Environment

  • Excerpt: "Representative Garofalo voted for Minnesota's nation leading renewable energy bill. Under this legislation, 25% of Minnesota's energy will come from renewable sources by 2025."

Abortion

  • Excerpt: "A society is best judged by how it treats its most vulnerable. Representative Garofalo's voting record shows a commitment to protecting unborn children."

Protecting Our Heritage and Our Rights

  • Excerpt: "Representative Garofalo has voted for and will continue to support legislation which protects our 2nd amendment rights."

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Garofalo won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 58B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Jim Arlt (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 58B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPat Garofalo Incumbent 59.5% 12,520
     Democratic Jim Arlt 40.5% 8,512
Total Votes 21,032

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Garofalo won re-election to the District 36B Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Sigrid Iversen (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 36B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Sigrid Iversen (DFL) 6,381 34.1%
Green check mark transparent.png Pat Garofalo (R) 12,317 65.81%
Write-In 17 0.09%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Garofalo won election to the District 36B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Bev Topp. [5]

Garofalo raised $54,789 for his campaign.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 36B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Pat Garofalo (R) 14,235 56.01%
Bev Topp (DFL) 11,144 43.85%
Write-In 36 0.14%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Garofalo received $36,154 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Pat Garofalo's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$6,123
Minneapolis Municipal Retirement Association$500
Teamsters Local 120$500
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
36th Senate District RPM$500
Total Raised in 2010 $36,154

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Pat Garofalo's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $8,046
36th Senate District Republican Party $1,250

Recent news

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Pat + Garofalo + Minnesota + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Bobby Joe Champion (D)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 58B
2013- present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
-
Minnesota House of Representatives District 36B
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Melissa Hortman (DFL)