Patricia Anderson (born June 4, 1966) served as the 17th State Auditor of Minnesota, from 2003 to 2007. Prior to this, she was mayor of Eagan, Minnesota for four years after serving as city council member for eight years. She also owned Capitol Verification, a telemarketing business. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and later an M.A. in Public Administration from Hamline University.
In 2006, Anderson lost her bid for reelection to Rebecca Otto (DFL).
In January 2007, Governor Tim Pawlenty nominated her for a position is his cabinet as Commissioner of Employee Relations.
In 2001, while serving as mayor of Eagan, Anderson was criticized for allegedly racist comments made in an interview with Minneapolis/St. Paul newsweekly City Pages. Anderson was quoted as saying "This is where all of our crime is[...]It’s mostly African Americans fighting with African immigrants. It’s everything–drugs, assaults, knife fights. We had to have a police presence here."
Eight vie to replace Dutcher; The crowded field includes a mayor, a state legislator and the state treasurer.(NEWS)
Sep 03, 2002; Byline: Conrad deFiebre; Staff Writer With State Auditor Judi Dutcher retiring from office after eight years, voters will take...
Whatever the name, people are noticing; With election over, the `Anderson' isn't as visible in Pat Awada's public life.(NEWS)(Doug Grow)
Feb 13, 2003; Byline: Doug Grow; Staff Writer When she was mayor of Eagan, she simply was known as Pat Awada. During last summer's successful...