Joe FitzPatrick is the Minister for Parliamentary Business.
Joe was born on 1st April 1967 in Dundee and was educated at Whitfield High School in the city.
left Dundee to work for the Forestry Commission
in Angus and studied Forestry at Inverness College
was elected as the first sabbatical President of the Students Union
went on to be elected NUS Convener for the North of Scotland Area which stretched from Dundee to Shetland.
Returning to Dundee, Joe continued his education at Abertay University and graduated with a first class Honours Degree in Science.
Joe worked as an assistant to Shona Robison MSP and Stewart Hosie MP in their Dundee Constituency Office.
was first elected to Dundee City Council
in 1999 when he
overturned a large Labour majority and was re-elected with an increased majority in 2003.
In 2005 Joe
stood for the SNP
in Dundee West at the General Election slashing Labour's majority in half.
In May 2007, he won the Dundee West seat for the Scottish Parliament and served on the Finance Committee.