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Patrick P. Mitchell

A candidate for Council Seat 3, City of Coeur d'Alene in the 2011 Idaho General Election

Party: Democratic

Age: 55

City: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Education: Graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School, 1980. Earned bachelor’s degree in marketing, University of Idaho. Currently training for work as a counselor.

Political background: Ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Coeur d’Alene in 1993 and Coeur d’Alene City Council in 2011.

Work experience: Former traveling stand-up comedian. Worked in entertainment booking with Emmett Mitchell Productions. Worked in investigative work for law firms; real estate; and telephone sales. From May of 2005 to February of 2013, was employed full time as guardian and caregiver for his father. Currently working on a fill-in basis for North Idaho Commercial, an HVAC company.

Family: Single, no children.


On this race:

Mitchell, 49, ran for mayor in 1993 at age 32. He says the boat launch and ball fields on McEuen Field should stay and the underground parking is too expensive. But the rest of the plan to remake the park should be implemented piece by piece. He wants to see what can be done to revitalize East Sherman Avenue. He’d also like to find a way to bring more high-paying jobs to the community. “I was born and raised here, I’m a good listener. I would like to help the community and I’m not afraid to ask questions.”

Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Dan Gookin 3,409 54.12%
George Sayler 2,435 38.66%
Patrick “Mitch” Mitchell (D) 239 3.79%
Annastasia Somontes 170 2.70%
Derec Aujay 46 0.73%

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