|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 58B district
January 4, 2005
|Preceded by||Steve Strachan|
September 23, 1971 |
Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Political party||Republican Party of Minnesota|
|Children||Alex and Abby|
|Alma mater||Mankato State University (B.S.)|
|Occupation||network engineer, legislator|
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.
Minnesota House of Representatives
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.
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.  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. 
- "Garofalo, Patrick "Pat"". Legislators Past & Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
- Pat Garofalo at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present
- Rep. Pat Garofalo – official Minnesota House of Representatives website
- Minnesota Public Radio Votetracker: Rep. Pat Garofalo
- Project Votesmart - Rep. Pat Garofalo Profile
- Rep. Pat Garofalo official campaign website