Pat Garofalo

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Pat Garofalo
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 36B
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2013
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$77/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMinnesota State University, Mankato (1994)
Personal
Place of birthSaint Paul, Minnesota
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Pat Garofolo is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He has represented District 36B since 2005.

Garofalo earned his BS in Law Enforcement from Minnesota State University - Mankato.

He is a Network Engineer with the Allianz Life Insurance Company.

Garofalo is a member of Saint Michael's Catholic Church.[1]

Issues

Campaign Themes

Garofalo's website highlights 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."

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Garofalo has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Garofalo served on these committees:

  • K-12 Education Finance Division (Lead GOP)
  • Finance
  • Property and Local Sales Tax Division
  • Taxes

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Garofalo ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14. The general election is November 6.[3]

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

Pat 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

2010

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

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 36B
2005–present
Succeeded by
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