ExperiencedPrepared Ready to Lead
Minnesota faces many challenges in the years ahead, and I am seeking your support, and vote, to serve as our community’s next State Representative.
I’m running to use my experience in business and public service to focus on the priorities important to the families in our community. Our current incumbent, Amy Wazlawik voted to raise health care costs, for a massive gas tax increase, and supported harmful cuts to nursing homes. Those are the wrong priorities for our district. I have a proven track record of getting things done, and will prioritize lowering health care costs, helping families keep more of their hard-earned money, and protecting our aging loved ones.
My service to our state includes being elected as Minnesota’s 17th State Auditor and as the Commissioner of the Department of Employee Relations where I helped eliminate the agency in an effort to streamline and bring more efficiency to state government.
As a business owner, I have headed two companies including one that has grown to more than 80 employees. I graduated from Forest Lake High School, and earned degrees from the University of Minnesota and Hamline University. My husband Doug and I have six grown children, three of whom graduated from nearby Mahtomedi High School.
I look forward to meeting, listening and learning from you, and I welcome your input. The District 38B seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives is your voice at the Capitol, and it would be an honor to serve on your behalf.
A 10 year resident of Dellwood, Patti has had a long career both inside and outside of the public realm.
From 1991 to 2002, she served as Mayor and city councilmember in the city of Eagan where she was named “Best Mayor” in the Twin Cities by City Pages.
A successful business person, Patti started and later sold her company after being elected as Minnesota’s 17th State Auditor in 2002. By then, the company had grown to over 75 employees. She was an active and outspoken State Auditor – “The Tax Payer’s Watchdog” and received numerous recognitions and awards for both her business and public service. Patti was endorsed by every major newspaper for re-election in 2006.
After the 2006 election, the only surviving Republican statewide official, Governor Tim Pawlenty, nominated her to serve as the Commissioner of the Department of Employee Relations – a department she eliminated in 2008. According to one biography “She is perhaps the first Commissioner in Minnesota history to intentionally work herself out of a job in order to promote greater efficiency in government.”
Patti later served as the President of the MN Free Market Institute where she led the organization to be Minnesota’s premier free market think tank.
Since leaving public service, Patti has reentered the business world where she has built a second company that now employs over 80 people.
Anderson graduated from Forest Lake High School and earned her B.A. degree in International Relations/Political Economy from the University of Minnesota and her M.A. degree in Public Administration from Hamline University. She and her husband Doug have lived in Dellwood for the past 10 years and have six (now) adult children – three of whom graduated from Mahtomedi High School.
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