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Mark Dayton
40th Governor of Minnesota
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
LieutenantYvonne Prettner Solon
Preceded byTim Pawlenty
United States Senator
from Minnesota
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byRod Grams
Succeeded byAmy Klobuchar
15th Auditor of Minnesota
In office
January 7, 1991 – January 3, 1995
Governor Arne Carlson
Preceded byArne Carlson
Succeeded byJudi Dutcher
Personal details
Born Mark Brandt Dayton
(1947-01-26) January 26, 1947 (age 65)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Political party Democratic–Farmer–Labor
Residence Governor's Residence
Alma materYale University
Religion Presbyterianism
Website Official website
Campaign website
 
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Mark Dayton
40th Governor of Minnesota
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
LieutenantYvonne Prettner Solon
Preceded byTim Pawlenty
United States Senator
from Minnesota
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byRod Grams
Succeeded byAmy Klobuchar
15th Auditor of Minnesota
In office
January 7, 1991 – January 3, 1995
Governor Arne Carlson
Preceded byArne Carlson
Succeeded byJudi Dutcher
Personal details
Born Mark Brandt Dayton
(1947-01-26) January 26, 1947 (age 65)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Political party Democratic–Farmer–Labor
Residence Governor's Residence
Alma materYale University
Religion Presbyterianism
Website Official website
Campaign website

Mark Brandt Dayton (born January 26, 1947) is an American politician and the 40th and current Governor of the state of Minnesota.[1] He previously served as Minnesota's United States Senator from 2001 to 2007, and the Minnesota State Auditor from 1991 to 1995. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), which affiliates with the national Democratic Party.

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Personal life and education

Dayton was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Gwendolen May (née Brandt) and Bruce Bliss Dayton;[2] he is a great-grandson of businessman George Dayton. Dayton grew up in Long Lake, Minnesota and attended The Blake School in Minneapolis, where he graduated from in 1965. In 1969, Dayton graduated cum laude from Yale University. While there Dayton played goalie for the varsity hockey team and joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, whose membership at the time included George W. Bush.

After college, Dayton was a teacher in New York City for two years, and then worked as the chief financial officer of a social service agency in Boston, Massachusetts.[3] Dayton served as a legislative aide to Senator Walter Mondale.

Dayton married Alida Rockefeller Messinger, sister of U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, in 1978; they divorced in 1986. Dayton and his second wife, Janice Haarstick, divorced in 1999. Dayton has two sons from his first marriage. He is a recovering alcoholic and has been treated for mild depression.[4] Dayton revealed this information on his own initiative, saying he felt "people have the right to know."[4]

Minnesota State Auditor

Dayton was elected as Minnesota State Auditor in 1990 and served to 1995. While Auditor, Dayton sought the Democratic nomination for Governor in 1998, but was defeated by Skip Humphrey.[5]

U.S. Senate

Elections

Dayton first ran for the United States Senate in 1982, but lost to Republican incumbent David Durenberger. Dayton successful ran and was elected to the Senate in 2000, defeating Republican incumbent Rod Grams.

Tenure

While in the Senate, Dayton generally voted with his fellow Democrats.[6]

On February 9, 2005, he announced that he would not run for re-election, stating, "Everything I've worked for, and everything I believe in, depends upon this Senate seat remaining in the Democratic caucus in 2007. I do not believe that I am the best candidate to lead the DFL Party to victory next year." He also cited his dislike of fundraising for political campaigns.[7] Dayton was succeeded in the Senate by Amy Klobuchar, another DFLer.

On September 22, 2005, the 44th anniversary of the day President John F. Kennedy signed the Peace Corps into law, Dayton became the first U.S. Senator to introduce legislation creating a cabinet-level Department of Peace. At the same time, similar legislation was introduced in the House by Congressman Dennis Kucinich.[8]

In April 2006, Dayton was rated one of America's "Five Worst Senators"[9] by Time magazine, which also labeled him "The Blunderer" for such "erratic behavior" as his temporary closure of his office in 2004 because of an unspecified terrorist threat, his complaints about "limited power in a chamber where authority derives from seniority," and his comments in February 2005 that the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota was "worth a hell of a lot more than the whole state of South Dakota", a remark he later apologized for. News reports of a Dayton question-and-answer session quote the Senator as giving himself a "F" grade for his time in the Senate. Largely based on his Washington behavior, the New Republic dubbed Dayton's subsequent run for state-level elected office, "Eeyore For Governor."[10]

In September 2006, Dayton requested a review of the Rogers, Minnesota tornado[11] to determine whether the National Weather Service had acted properly and the deaths of victims were unavoidable.[12]

Committee assignments

Dayton v. Hanson

In the 2003 lawsuit Office of Senator Mark Dayton v. Brad Hanson questioned the possibility of the wrongful termination of Brad Hanson. Brad Hanson worked as State Office Manager for Dayton; and when Hanson took medical leave for a heart problem and Senator Dayton fired him shortly thereafter. Hanson sued under the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, claiming that Dayton had discriminated against him because of a perceived disability, though Dayton argued that he was immunized from the suit by the "Speech or Debate Clause" of the United States Constitution.[13] Dayton claimed that Hanson's duties were directly related to Dayton's legislative functions, and that the decision to fire him could thus not be challenged. The District Court denied the motion, and the case went all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, where oral arguments were heard on April 24, 2007. At issue in the case was whether a U.S. Senator can be sued for wrongful termination or if such legal actions are barred by the Constitution's "speech or debate" clause, which protects lawmakers from having legislative work questioned by courts. The Supreme Court ruled 8-0 that it lacked jurisdiction to hear the appeal and dismissed the case, declining to grant certiorari.[14][15] Dayton reached a settlement with Hanson in 2009, shortly after Dayton became a candidate for Governor.[16]

Governor of Minnesota

Elections

Dayton campaigning for Governor in 2009

On January 16, 2009, Dayton announced his candidacy for Governor of Minnesota.[17] In a crowded Democratic field of challengers, Dayton chose to bypass the state caucuses and convention in favor of the primary election. He stated his decision was based on that the primary election is a more democratic method of choosing a candidate, and possibly due to his being known to dislike fundraising for campaigns, and he relied on personal funds for his campaign.[18] On May 24, 2010, he announced State Senator Yvonne Prettner Solon of Duluth as his running mate for Lieutenant Governor.[19] On August 10, 2010, Dayton defeated the DFL endorsed Margaret Anderson Kelliher in a close primary election, winning 41.33% compared to Kelliher's 39.75%;[20]) Dayton was later endorsed by the Minnesota DFL to earn his party's nomination for governor.[21]

In the general election on November 2, 2010, Dayton led his Republican opponent Tom Emmer at the close of balloting by just under 9,000 votes. The margin of victory was small enough to trigger an automatic recount under state law. Analysts generally thought it was unlikely that Dayton's lead would be overturned.[22][23] During the hand recount of ballots, Emmer failed to find enough questionable ballots to overturn Dayton's lead.[1] Emmer conceded the election on December 8, 2010.[24] Minnesota Independence Party candidate Tom Horner received 11.9% of the vote,[25][26] and it has been suggested that Horner cost Emmer the election,[27] by splitting the vote.

Tenure

Dayton being sworn in as Governor
Dayton speaking to the press in the State Capitol on budget negotiations days before the government shutdown

Dayton took the oath of office to become Governor of Minnesota on January 3, 2011; former Vice President and Senator Walter Mondale served as Master of Ceremony at the inauguration. The first Democrat to serve as Governor in 20 years, Dayton succeeded Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty.On January 5, 2011, Governor Dayton signed two Executive Orders allowing the Minnesota Departments of Commerce and Health to apply for federal health-care grants, and provide $1.2 billion in federal funds toward an Early Option for a statewide Medicaid Opt-In program; these Executive Orders reversed the previous administration's ban on federal funding for the state's health-care system.[28] In March 2011, Dayton signed a law increasing penalties on those who injure or kill police dogs.[29]

On July 1, 2011, the Minnesota government went into a shutdown as a result of an impasse during budget negotiations between Dayton and the Republican led legislature.[30] On July 21, 2011, Dayton and the legislature reached an agreement, ending the 20-day shutdown.[31]

Dayton led an effort to have a new stadium constructed for the Minnesota Vikings.[32][32] In May 2011, after efforts to have the stadium financed by Hennepin County failed, Ramsey County officials announced they had reached an agreement with the Minnesota Vikings to be the team’s local partner for a new stadium, subject to approval by the Minnesota Legislature and to approval of a sales tax by the Ramsey County Board.[33] Dayton was reluctant[34] to go along with the team's Arden Hills proposal because it would cost a total $1.1 billion,[35] including an additional $131 million for road improvements,[35] and later tried to make a push to have the stadium built on the site of the Linden Hills farmers market in downtown Minneapolis.[34] On March 1, 2012, plans to build the stadium in either Arden Hills or the Linden Hills farmers market after an agreement was announced by Dayton for a new stadium to be built on the site of the Metrodome, pending approval by the state legislature and the Minneapolis city council.[36] In May 2012, the proposal to build the stadium on the Metrodome site was passed by the Minnesota Legislature and soon afterwards signed into law by Dayton;[37] On May 25, the proposal was officially finalized after receiving the approval of the Minneapolis City Council.[38][39]

Political positions

Dayton received 100% ratings from the AFL-CIO,[40] National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, and the liberal group Americans for Democratic Action.[41] Dayton received a 79% rating from the League of Conservation Voters for his support of green energy.[40][42] Dayton scored a 9% rating from the conservative SBE Council.[43]

Healthcare

Dayton supports health-care coverage for all Americans, with increased state and federal spending on health care.[44][45] Dayton supports a progressive tax to decrease state and federal deficits.[46][40][47] To help create jobs, he proposed a state stimulus package as part of his gubernatorial platform.[48] Dayton supports increased funding for K-12 schools, with increased teachers' salaries and decreased class size.[49]

In July 2000, Dayton answered an election questionnaire saying he would expand Medicare prescription-drug coverage.[50] He favors keeping Social Security intact, and opposes privatization of Social Security. He received a 90% rating by the Alliance for Retired Americans.[51]

Same-sex marriage

With Senator Joe Lieberman and Representative Barney Frank, Dayton introduced legislation to the Governmental Affairs Committee to extend domestic partners of federal employees all benefits available and obligations imposed upon a spouse of an employee.[52]

Dayton voted against a constitutional ban of same-sex marriage in June 2006, and supported civil marriage equality in his gubernatorial platform.[40][53]

Iraq war

In October 2002, Dayton voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq.[40] He followed up three years later by introducing Senate Bill 1756 to create a cabinet-level Department of Peace a week after Dennis Kucinich introduced a similar bill in the House. The bill never emerged from the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.[54]

Electoral history

Governor of Minnesota
Minnesota gubernatorial election, 2010 (General election)[55]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
DFLMark Dayton919,232 43.63%%
RepublicanTom Emmer 910,462 43.21%%
IndependenceTom Horner 251,487 11.94%%
Minnesota gubernatorial election, 2010 (Democratic primary)[56]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
DFLMark Dayton182,73841.3%%
DFLMargaret Anderson Kelliher 175,767 39.8%%
DFLMatt Entenza 80,509 18.2%%
DFL Peter Idusogie 3,123 0.7%%
Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1998 (Democratic primary)[57]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
DFLSkip Humphrey154,03737%%
DFLMike Freeman 78,895 19%%
DFL Doug Johnson 78,041 19%%
DFLMark Dayton74,70618%%
DFLTed Mondale 29,749 7%%

US Senator
United States Senate election in Minnesota, 2000 (General election)[58]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
DFLMark Dayton1,181,53348.83%%
Republican Rod Grams 1,047,474 43.29%%
Independence James Gibson 140,583 5.81%%
United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1982 (General election)
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
RepublicanDavid Durenberger 949,207 52.60%%
DFLMark Dayton840,40146.57%%

Footnotes

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  5. ^ Johnson, Dirk (1998-09-16). "Political Scion, Hubert Humphrey 3d, Wins Nomination for Governor of Minnesota". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1998/09/16/us/political-scion-hubert-humphrey-3d-wins-nomination-for-governor-of-minnesota.html. 
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  11. ^ Associated Press, "Dayton Calls for Rogers tornado investigation", Star Tribune, September 19, 2006
  12. ^ NWS, Weather.gov, NWS Service Assessment of September 16, 2006 Rogers, MN Tornado. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  13. ^ [1][dead link]
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  16. ^ Grow, Doug (2010-10-11). "Latest GOP attack goes after Mark Dayton over legal settlement, arguing his actions differ from words". MinnPost.com. http://www.minnpost.com/stories/2010/10/11/22261/latest_gop_attack_goes_after_mark_dayton_over_legal_settlement_arguing_his_actions_differ_from_words. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  17. ^ Pugmire, Tim (January 16, 2009). "Mark Dayton plans to run for governor". Minnesota Public Radio News. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/01/16/dayton_gov/. 
  18. ^ Visit to the Blake School Northrop Campus on 2.19.2010; http://www.blakeschool.org
  19. ^ "» Prettner Solon joins Dayton ticket, criticizes DFL legislative leadership". Politicsinminnesota.com. 2010-05-24. http://politicsinminnesota.com/blog/2010/05/prettner-solon-joins-dayton-ticket-criticizes-dfl-legislative-leadership/. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  20. ^ "Statewide Results for Governor". Minnesota Secretary of State. August 10, 2010. http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/20100810/ElecRslts.asp?M=S&Races=0331. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  21. ^ DFL formally endorses Dayton MinnPost.com, August 21, 2010.
  22. ^ "Prelude to a recount". Politics in Minnesota. 2010-11-03. http://politicsinminnesota.com/blog/2010/11/dayton-prelude-to-a-recount/. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  23. ^ "Some Recounts are More Equal than Others". Blog of the Moderate Left. 2010-11-03. http://moderateleft.com/?p=6575. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  24. ^ Stassen-Berger, Rachel E. (December 8, 2010). "Emmer concedes; says Dayton is next governor". Star Tribune. http://www.startribune.com/politics/state/111500199.html. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  25. ^ "Statewide Results for Governor". Minnesota Secretary of State's Office. http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/20101102/ElecRslts.asp?M=S&Races=0331. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  26. ^ "Tom Horner talks about his losing race for Governor". Minnesota Public Radio. 10 November 2010. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/11/10/midday1/. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 
  27. ^ Furst, Jay (November 10, 2010). "Horner cost someone the election -- was it Emmer or Dayton?". Post-Bulletin. http://postbulletin.typepad.com/honk/2010/11/horner-cost-someone-the-election-was-it-emmer-or-dayton.html. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Governor Dayton Signs Executive Orders Implementing Medicaid Opt-In In First Act As Governor". Office of the Governor, Mark Dayton. January 5, 2011. http://mn.gov/governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=9259. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  29. ^ Kimball, Joe (March 23, 2011). "Dayton signs bill adding penalties for injuring police dogs". MinnPost. http://www.minnpost.com/politicalagenda/2011/03/23/26832/dayton_signs_bill_adding_penalties_for_injuring_police_dogs. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  30. ^ Broken deals, bitter words and a state shuts down - Star Tribune
  31. ^ "Dayton signs budget, shutdown ends". Star Tribune. July 20, 2011. http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/125814458.html. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  32. ^ a b Mike Kaszuba Dayton meeting with NFL commissioner, Star-Tribune, December 17, 2010, Accessed July 3, 2012.
  33. ^ Duchschere, Kevin (May 10, 2011). "Ramsey County Vikings? $1 billion stadium agreement says yes". Star Tribune. http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/121580574.html. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  34. ^ a b Baran, Madeleine (January 18, 2012). "Ramsey County Vikings? $1 billion stadium agreement says yes". Minnesota Public Radio. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/01/18/dayton-vikings-stadium-site//. Retrieved July 03, 2012. 
  35. ^ a b Lambert, Brian (May 11, 2011). "Dayton opts not to endorse Vikings stadium site". MinnPost. http://www.minnpost.com/dailyglean/2011/05/11/28220/plenty_of_doubts_ramsey_county_can_pull_off_stadium_deal. Retrieved July 03, 2012. 
  36. ^ http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/Gov-Dayton-Legislative-Leaders-Minneapolis--Vikings-Announce-Stadium-Agreement/36fb1f09-5a0f-4701-9143-dfe6d6c4b8fb
  37. ^ 2012 Minn. Laws Ch. 299
  38. ^ Finally: Vikings stadium approved by Senate
  39. ^ Stadium gets final sign-off
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  42. ^ "Environment". Markdayton.org. 2010-05-24. http://markdayton.org/mainsite/issues/environment/. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
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  48. ^ "Jobs". Markdayton.org. 2010-05-24. http://markdayton.org/mainsite/issues/jobs/. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
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Preceded by
Arne Carlson
Auditor of Minnesota
1991–1995
Succeeded by
Judi Dutcher
Preceded by
Tim Pawlenty
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1982
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2000
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