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Fritz, Patti

House 2005-2012 (District 26B); House 2013-2014 (District 24B)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Dodge, Rice, Steele

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1944
Birth Place: Northfield, Minnesota
Birth County: Rice
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Faribault
Occupation (when first elected): Licensed Practical Nurse

EDUCATION

Bethlehem Academy High School; Secondary;
Faribault School of Practical Nursing; L.P.N;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: James
Children: Five children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

She was of Irish ancestry.

She ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2002, 2014, and 2016 elections.

Religion provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.

Total Days Served: 3654

SESSIONS SERVED

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 24B
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Faribault
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Counties Represented: Dodge, Rice, Steele
Occupation: Licensed Practical Nurse
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture Policy Minutes
  • Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Finance Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Policy Minutes

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 26B
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Faribault
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Rice, Steele
Occupation: Licensed Practical Nurse
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2012 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Finance Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Reform Minutes

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 26B
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Faribault
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Rice, Steele
Occupation: Licensed Practical Nurse
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 2nd Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Labor Minutes
  • Commerce and Labor: Labor and Consumer Protection Division Minutes
  • Finance: Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Minutes
  • Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 26B
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Faribault
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Rice, Steele
Occupation: Licensed Practical Nurse
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2007 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Labor: Labor and Consumer Protection Division Minutes
  • Finance: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: Early Childhood Learning Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Minutes
  • Health and Human Services: Licensing Minutes

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 26B
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Faribault
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Rice, Steele
Occupation: Licensed Practical Nurse
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Financial Institutions Minutes
  • Commerce and Financial Institutions: Technology, Bioscience and Medical Products Division Minutes
  • Transportation Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2014 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2008 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2005 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Wetzel, Matt. "Health Care Advocate: Fritz Brings Lifelong Compassion to St. Paul." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 21, 2005, p. 16.



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