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Governort: Pam Ellison


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Pam Ellison announced her candidacy on May 31, 2006, seeking the Independence Party's endorsement. In 2000, she ran for Congress in the 4th District. She worked for former Gov. Jesse Ventura, first recruiting volunteers for his successful gubernatorial bid, then working for his administration as executive assistant to Lieutenant Governor Mae Schunk, and traveling around the state promoting one of his pet projects: a one-house legislature. In the September 2006 primary, Ellison received about a third of the IP vote in her contest against Peter Hutchinson.

Candidate Bio

Pam Ellison
Political affiliation:
Independence Party
Born:
Nov. 2, 1957, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Personal:
Married. Two adult children. Resides in St. Paul's Como neigbhorhood.
Occupation:
Educational assistant in the school library at Arlington High School.
Education:
Graduated high school in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Attended Bethel College, St. Paul.

Campaign Contribution Report

Total receipts
$3,851
Cash on hand
$616
Source: Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board 2006

Links and Resources

Campaign Web site
Document pamforgov.com

Candidate Pages

With less than two weeks to go until the election, GOP candidates are running ads on immigration. One reason is that the issue is important to GOP voters. (10/27/2006)
A collection of recent Minnesota Public Radio reports examining some of the issues in the races for the U.S. Senate and the governor's office. (Midday, 10/26/2006)
Like he did in the stretch run four years ago, Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty began airing an immigration-themed ad. Meanwhile, Democratic challenger Mike Hatch expressed a willingness to approve a gas tax increase despite his personal opposition to it. (10/25/2006)
If you're not sick of political ads on TV by now you probably will be by Election Day. (10/24/2006)
You won't find anything about social issues such as abortion and same sex marriage on the gubernatorial candidates' Web sites, but they're important to many voters. (10/24/2006)
In a battle of spreadsheets and bar graphs, Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Democratic challenger Mike Hatch traded accusations Sunday over crime-fighting. (10/22/2006)
DFL gubernatorial candidate Mike Hatch says he won't make any promises about education spending until it's clear that Minnesota has a budget surplus. (10/19/2006)
Minnesota lost nearly 13,000 jobs in September, the third largest monthly job loss in more than 50 years. (10/17/2006)
Public safety is traditionally an important issue for voters, especially those living in areas touched by drugs or violence. (10/17/2006)
A Star Tribune poll shows DFL challenger Mike Hatch pulling ahead of incumbent Republican Tim Pawlenty in the Minnesota governor's race. (10/16/2006)
Midday's Meet the Candidates series concludes three days of gubernatorial contenders with Peter Hutchinson of the Independence Party. (Midday, 10/13/2006)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty says if Minnesota has a budget surplus, he doesn't want to use the additional money for rebate checks to taxpayers. (10/12/2006)
From the perspective nearly every poll, the race for governor in Minnesota is close. MPR's Midday spends an hour with the DFL challenger -- Mike Hatch. (Midday, 10/11/2006)
Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty says the state's job market is "on fire," while his opponents say Minnesota's economic picture is not so hot. (10/10/2006)
In their first and only post-primary debate outside of the Twin Cities, the two frontrunners and Independence Party candidate Peter Hutchinson were forced to address the medical research issue and a railroad expansion that both loom large in the state's third-largest city. (10/05/2006)