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McElfatrick, Carolyn

House 2011-2012 (District 3B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Aitkin, Itasca


Date of Birth: ??/??/1944 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Minnesota
Birth County: Mower
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Deer River
Occupation (when first elected): Retired Registered Nurse


Austin High School, Minnesota; Secondary; Graduate
Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing; R.N.; 1965
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Attended Graduate School; Nurse Anesthesia


U.S. Executive Branch: United States Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health (Cancer Clinical Drug Trials, Coordinator); [Dates Unknown]
County Government: Itasca County, Minnesota (Health and Human Services Committee); [Dates Unknown]


Spouse: Robert
Children: Two children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


She was raised on a farm near Austin, Minnesota. She moved to Denver, Colorado. She returned to Minnesota in 2002.

She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2008 election.

Total Days Served: 735


87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 03B
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Deer River
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Aitkin, Itasca
Occupation: Retired Registered Nurse
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
   2012 1st Sp.S. - Author
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Finance Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Reform Minutes
  • State Government Finance Minutes
Articles & Books About
Busse, Nick. "Rangers in a Strange Land: Iron Range Lawmakers Stick Together at the Capitol." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, April 15, 2011, p. 3-4.

Hegarty, Sue. "Focused and Determined." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 14, 2011, p. 13.

These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.