Pat Pariseau

Legislator, Politician

1936 –


Who is Pat Pariseau?

Patricia "Pat" Pariseau is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 36, which includes portions of Dakota, Goodhue, Scott and Washington counties in the southern Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Republican, she was first elected to the Senate in a 1988 special election held after the resignation of Senator Darril Wegscheid. She was re-elected in 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2006. Prior to the 1992 legislative redistricting, she represented the old District 37. On February 22, 2010, she announced that she would not seek an eighth term.

Pariseau was a member of the Senate's Environment and Natural Resources Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Judiciary Committee. She also served on the Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee for Public Lands and Waters, and on the Finance subcommittees for the Economic Development and Housing Budget Division, the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division, and the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division-Natural Resources. Her special legislative concerns included taxes, health issues, agriculture, business and jobs, environment and sporting issues, airport planning, natural resources, and corrections. She was an assistant minority leader from 1991 to 1994.

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Aug 10, 1936
  • History of the term "Catholic"
  • Catholicism
Lived in
  • Farmington

on July 23, 2013


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