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Pat Garofalo
Minnesota House of Representatives District 36B
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2013
Years in position 10
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
Bachelor'sMinnesota State University, Mankato (1994)
Place of birthSaint Paul, Minnesota
Office website
Campaign website
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]


Campaign Themes

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


  • 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."


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


  • 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


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


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



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


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%


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


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


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
Minnesota State House District 36B
Succeeded by
Melissa Hortman (DFL)