Pat Garofalo

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Pat Garofalo
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 58B district
36B (2005–2013)
Assumed office
January 4, 2005
Preceded by Steve Strachan
Personal details
Born (1971-09-23) September 23, 1971 (age 42)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Julie
Children Alex and Abby
Residence Farmington, Minnesota
Alma mater Mankato State University (B.S.)
Occupation network engineer, legislator
Religion Catholic

Patrick Lee "Pat" Garofalo is an American politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 58B, which includes portions of Dakota and Goodhue counties in the southeastern Twin Cities metropolitan area.


Garofalo graduated from Rosemount High School in Rosemount in 1989, then went on to Mankato State University in Mankato, earning his B.S. in law enforcement in 1994.

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Garofalo was first elected in 2004 and has been re-elected every two years since then. He served as Chairman of the Education Finance Committee from 2011 to 2012.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Garofalo and his family live in Farmington. He is a network engineer who works on computer infrastructure and IP telephony systems. He was the technology coordinator for Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's first campaign in 2002. [1] Garofalo made headlines on March 9th when he tweeted, “Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime,” Garofalo initially stood by his comments but later apologized upon mounting criticism of alleged racism. According to a 2013 report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport about 75% of NBA players are black. [2]


  1. ^ a b "Garofalo, Patrick "Pat"". Legislators Past & Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved March 27, 2013.

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