Senior Government Affairs Director
Patrick is responsible for government relations and membership activities in the Minnesota office. He interacts on a daily basis with legislators, administration officials, regulators, and their staff to defend and promote Cooperative Network’s members in Minnesota and in Washington, D.C.
Patrick served as legislative staff in the Minnesota Senate, Wisconsin Assembly, and Wisconsin Senate, as well as the office of a Wisconsin executive branch member. He worked on numerous campaigns in both states, which included serving as a key staff person on a successful Wisconsin congressional race.
Prior to joining Cooperative Network in 2013, Patrick managed multiple trade associations for the government relations division of a Twin Cities law firm, dealing primarily with agriculture and transportation issues.
Patrick is based in Cooperative Network's St. Paul office.