The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance sponsored a series of public forums with the major party candidates for Minnesota Governor fostering informed and substantive discussion of important matters of public policy. The forums created an opportunity for the candidates to rise above the talking points and fractious back-and-forth of the campaign to address the important policy challenges facing Minnesota and the country.
Mr. Horner gave a presentation on education. The presentation was followed by a short discussion between Professor Lawrence R. Jacobs and Mr. Horner, along with Q&A with the audience. The conversation was moderated by Professor Jacobs.
Tom Horner is the Independent candidate for the 2010 Minnesota gubernatorial election. Mr. Horner received his bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas. In 1978, Mr. Horner joined Dave Durenberger’s staff as press secretary during Durenberger’s first campaign for the U.S. Senate, and then joined the newly elected senator in Washington, D.C. Horner served as press secretary and chief of staff to Durenberger until 1985.
In 1989, Mr. Horner and former state legislator John Himle launched the public affairs firm, Himle Horner, Inc. Horner has current board memberships with organizations such as Minnesota Land Trust, Children’s Theatre Co., Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and Citizens League.Mr. Horner is also an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, teaching master’s courses in corporate communications and public affairs.
Jacobs, Lawrence R..
2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Forum with Tom Horner (IP).
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