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Patrick P. Mitchell

A candidate for State Representative, Position A, Democratic Primary, Idaho Legislative District 4 in the 2016 Idaho Primary, May 17

Party: Democratic

Age: 57

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.

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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Patrick P. Mitchell (D) 509 78.19 %
Turns To The East (D) 142 21.81 %

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