|Minnesota House of Representatives District 58B|
|2005 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||10|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2004|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Minnesota State University, Mankato (1994)|
|Place of birth||Saint Paul, Minnesota|
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.
Garofalo's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- 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."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Garofalo served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Garofalo served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Finance, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Garofalo served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
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.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 58B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Pat Garofalo Incumbent||59.5%||12,520|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 36B (2010)|
|Sigrid Iversen (DFL)||6,381||34.1%|
|Pat Garofalo (R)||12,317||65.81%|
Pat Garofalo raised $54,789 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 36B (2008)|
|Pat Garofalo (R)||14,235||56.01%|
|Bev Topp (DFL)||11,144||43.85%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Garofalo received $36,154 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Pat Garofalo's campaign in 2010|
|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.
|36th Senate District Republican Party||$1,250|
- Pat Garofalo's personal website
- Minnesota House of Representatives - Rep. Garofalo
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2004
- Pat Garofalo on Facebook
- Pat Garofalo on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Garofalo
- "patgarofalo," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State – 2010 General Election Results
- 2008 General Election Results
- Follow the Money's report on Garofalo's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
Bobby Joe Champion (D)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 58B
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 36B
| Succeeded by|
Melissa Hortman (DFL)
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