2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Forum with Senator Mark Dayton (DFL)


2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Forum with Senator Mark Dayton (DFL)

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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. Senator Mark Dayton (DFL) gave a presentation on tax equity. The presentation was followed with a short discussion between Professor Lawrence R. Jacobs and Senator Dayton, along with a Q&A from the audience. The conversation was moderated by Professor Jacobs. Senator Mark Dayton is the Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for the 2010 Minnesota gubernatorial election. Dayton was born in Minneapolis, and attended Long Lake Elementary School and Blake School in Hopkins. He then went to Yale University, where he received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude. After finishing at Yale, Dayton taught 9th grade general science for two years in a New York City public school. Dayton was first elected to state wide office in 1991 as state auditor and served until 1995. Later, he was elected to the United States Senate, serving from 2001-2007. Dayton has also served as Commissioner of the Minnesota Departments of Economic Development and of Energy and Economic Development from 1983-1986.

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Jacobs, Lawrence R.. (2010). 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Forum with Senator Mark Dayton (DFL). Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/217619.

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