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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

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Steve Kelley, a suburban Democrat who has become one of his party's leading voices on technology and education issues, embarked on a campaign for governor Wednesday. (06/01/2005)
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The lineup card for Minnesota's 2006 governor's race is starting to fill up. Two more potential challengers to Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty took steps this week toward running. (05/26/2005)
Attorney General Mike Hatch has taken another step toward running for governor in 2006. Hatch sent a fundraising letter to DFL contributors, asking them to help him finance a gubernatorial campaign. While the election is still a year and a half away, Hatch isn't the only Democrat considering the governor's race. (05/25/2005)
A little known real estate developer announced Monday that he will challenge child-safety advocate Patty Wetterling and Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar for the Minnesota DFL's nomination in the 2006 U.S. Senate race. (05/16/2005)
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