Mark Dayton

The 40th governor of Minnesota. He is a great-grandson of businessman George Dayton, the founder of Dayton's, which became Target Corp. He was Minnesota's Democratic U.S. senator from 2001 to 2007 and state auditor from 1991 to 1995.

key info

Birthplace:

Minneapolis

Age:

67

Party Affiliation:

DFL

Current Office:

Governor

Current Term:

2011-2015

Area Served:

Minnesota

Previous Offices:

Minnesota State Auditor 1991-95

U.S. Senator 2001-07

Family:

Divorced, two sons

School:

Blake School, Yale University

Salary:

$120,303

Mailing Address:

130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone:

651-201-3400

Online:

View Website

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With an economy on the upswing, Dayton is tough target

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 24 2014 - 6:03 AM

Minnesota Republicans hoping to seize control of the governor’s residence have a problem when it comes to the economy: The news is too good.With business on the upswing and a state unemployment...

Candidates flock to Minnesota State Fair

BLOG POST Updated: Aug 21 2014 - 9:38 AM

Today marks the beginning of the Minnesota State Fair, a perennial stop for candidates to shake lots of hands, pitch their platforms and feast on fatty foods.Today at noon, Gov. Mark Dayton will sit...

Candidates choosy when it comes to debates

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 27 2014 - 6:44 AM

The grumbling was evident last week when U.S. Sen. Al Franken turned down an invitation by Minnesota Public Radio to debate his Republican and Independence Party challengers at the Minnesota State...

Gov. Mark Dayton is starting to sound like candidate Dayton

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 24 2014 - 5:23 AM

VIRGINIA, Minn. – DFL Gov. Mark Dayton pledged unshakable support for embattled iron miners at a rally Monday, the latest stop in an aggressive new travel schedule that marks a turning point in...

Minnesota DFL governor is raising funds faster than GOP rivals

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 18 2014 - 9:27 AM

Gov. Mark Dayton is outpacing his GOP rivals and now has nearly twice as much cash on hand as all four Republican gubernatorial candidates put together, according to campaign-finance reports released...

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