Dr. Pat Bacon is running for state representative.
Bacon, a Fairmont resident, is a Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, who some may remember from her time at the Smart Clinic in Fairmont. She taught nursing at Presentation College in Fairmont and graduate students at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.
“As a nurse for 30 years, I have watched families struggle to get by. They are one health crisis away from bankruptcy. Families are squeezed between caring for their children and for their aging parents,” said Bacon.
Hearing these stories from patients is what led her to run for MN House District 23A, which includes all of Martin County and portions of Jackson, Faribault, and Watonwan counties.
Bacon said, “Not only do I hear concerns from my patients every day, I live the issues. Transportation funding comes to mind on my drive to and from work. The importance of a diverse economy strikes me each time I go to rural communities, where manufacturing is a thriving complement to agriculture. I want to be able to go to St. Paul to help people understand what helps communities thrive. We deserve a strong, energetic voice at the Capitol.”
Pat currently lives in Fairmont with her husband, Dan. She works at Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic, and has family all over southern Minnesota.