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Campaign 2004

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Patrick Kirby
Patrick Kirby
Party: GOP
Residence: Bloomington, MN
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Statement from the candidate:
As someone who has lived in Richfield and Bloomington his entire life, I have seen many changes in our community. And now, I would like to give back to that same community that taught me so much. I want to be your representative in the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 63B.

I want to revive the optimism that Minnesotans expect in their elected officials. I want to bring new ideas and new ambitions to current problems. I want to make Minnesota a shining example in the United States. I want to bring back compromise to create a session that doesn't leave, we the people, disappointed when nothing gets accomplished. I want to counter this pessimism and partisanship that plagues our capital today.

Let's send a new voice with a new message of optimism and compromise to the State House. With your vote of support this November, it will be my sincere honor to serve you and our community in the Minnesota House of Representatives!

Patrick Kirby resides in Bloomington, and works at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield. A life-long resident of both cities, he is proud to call this community home. Pat attened elementary school at Assumption grade school and Nativity grade school before graduating from the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield. Pat graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa before attending graduate school at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa.

2002 B.A. in Politics, Loras College, Dubuque, IA
2003 Pursue M.A. in Political Science ISU, Ames, IA
2005 Complete M.A. in Political Science U of M, Mpls, MN

Alumni Coordinator-Academy of Holy Angels, Richfield, MN

Student Involvement
2002- 2003: Student Teaching Assistant, ISU (e.g., Intro to American Politics, International Politics, Constitutional Law) 2001
2001-2002: Parliamentarian, Loras College Student Senate
2000-2002: Editor of The Lorian,College Student Newspaper
1999- 2002: V.P of Recruitment, Sigma Phi Epsilon
1999- 2002: Member, Loras College Republicans Political Involvement
2004: Bloomington precinct 5 chair, Bush re-election committee
2000: Election Volunteer/Dubuque County, George W. Bush
2000: Election Volunteer/Dubuque County co-chair, Ambassador Alan L. Keyes
1998: Campaign Volunteer Coordinator, Alice Seagren, R-Bloomington

On the Issues:

Should increased taxes be considered as part of a solution to a projected budget deficit?

Should gambling be expanded in Minnesota to generate new revenue for the state?

Should state funds — directly or indirectly — be used to build new sports facilities for the Twins and Vikings?

Do you support Gov Pawlenty's JOBZ zones program?

Should K-12 spending in Minnesota be curtailed in order to balance a projected budget deficit?

Should a constitutional amendment be presented to voters that would ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota?

Should the state spend money for expanding mass transit options in Minnesota?

Should there be additional restrictions on abortion in Minnesota?

Should the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, which seeks to protect wildlife habitat and wetlands by paying farmers for taking marginal lands out of agriculture production, be supported?

Should the state's subsidized health care program be trimmed in order to reduce a projected budget deficit?