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  Dayton, Mark
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AffiliationDemocratic Farmer Labor  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameMark Dayton
Address
Minneapolis, Minnesota , United States
Emailmarkdayton@markdaytonformn.com
Websitehttp://markdayton.org
Born January 26, 1947
Died Still Living (68 years)
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Last ModifedPaul
Nov 27, 2012 12:53am
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InfoMark Dayton is Minnesota's 40th Governor. He was born in Minneapolis and raised in a house in Long Lake, where his father still lives today. He has two grown sons, Eric (29) and Andrew (26), and lives in St. Paul with his two German Shepherds, Mesabi and Wanamingo (Mingo).

Mark attended Long Lake Elementary School and Blake School in Hopkins. He loved hockey, and it was his childhood dream to be the starting goalie on the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team! He didn’t make it, but he was named an All-State goalie his senior year in high school. He graduated, cum laude, from Yale University, where he also played Division I hockey.

After college, Mark taught 9th grade general science for two years in a New York City public school. He still tells how it was the toughest job he ever had! It was here where he realized the terrible injustice that his students had so little, while he had been given so much; and he decided that he would devote his life to improving social equality and economic opportunity for all Americans.

For most of the past 34 years, Mark has served Minnesotans, as Commissioner of the Minnesota Departments of Economic Development and of Energy and Economic Development, as State Auditor, and as United States Senator. He has worked throughout our state to help businesses locate or expand and create jobs, to improve local government services, to better fund our public schools, to support our servicemen and women, to help Minnesotans get the health care they need, and in many other ways to make a better Minnesota. Currently, Mark serves on the Executive Committee of the National Governor's Association.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/20/2014-10/22/2014 Mason-Dixon 49.00% ( 3.0) 42.00% ( 3.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
09/08/2014-09/10/2014 Mason-Dixon 46.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
09/10/2012-09/11/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 48.00% ( 1.0) 37.00% ( 1.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
05/31/2012-06/03/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 49.00% ( 4.0) 36.00% ( 2.0) 15.00% ( 2.0)
05/09/2012-05/10/2012 Survey USA 56.00% ( 14.0) 33.00% ( 10.0) 12.00% ( 3.0)
01/21/2012-01/22/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 53.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
06/16/2011-06/17/2011 Survey USA 42.00% ( 2.0) 43.00% ( 7.0) 15.00% ( 5.0)
05/02/2011-05/05/2011 Princeton Survey Research Associates 54.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 40.00% ( 6.0) 50.00% ( 9.0) 10.00% ( 3.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 46.00% ( 0.0) 41.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/20/2014-10/22/2014 Mason-Dixon 42.00% ( 5.0) 31.00% ( 1.0) 27.00% ( 4.0)
09/08/2014-09/10/2014 Mason-Dixon 37.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 05, 2011 10:35am Rule Change Mark Dayton jettisons Tim Pawlenty's health insurance stands  Article Jason 
Nov 08, 2010 05:35pm Announcement Mark Dayton announces transition leaders  Article Jason 
Dec 27, 2009 03:00pm News Former Sen. [Mark] Dayton: Alcoholism treatment, depression details are private   Article Monsieur 
Jan 02, 2007 03:50pm News Dayton frustrated as he leaves Senate  Article Eric 
Apr 14, 2006 10:00pm Profile America's Worst Senators - Mark Dayton: The Blunderer  Article Monsieur 
Feb 09, 2005 12:00am Editorial Editorial: Dayton bows out / A gift of selfless timing  Article Eric 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.00000 Average

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RACES
  11/04/2014 MN Governor Won 50.07% (+5.56%)
  08/11/2014 MN Governor - D Primary Won 92.99% (+88.53%)
  11/02/2010 MN Governor Won 43.63% (+0.42%)
  08/10/2010 MN Governor - DFL Primary Won 41.33% (+1.58%)
  04/24/2010 MN Governor - DFL Convention Lost 0.00% (-35.06%)
  11/07/2000 MN US Senate Won 48.78% (+5.46%)
  09/12/2000 MN US Senate - DFL Primary Won 41.29% (+18.94%)
  09/15/1998 MN Governor - DFL Primary Lost 17.83% (-19.13%)
  11/06/1990 MN Auditor Won 57.63% (+15.26%)
  09/11/1990 MN Auditor - DFL Primary Won 69.60% (+59.91%)
  11/02/1982 MN US Senate Lost 46.57% (-6.03%)
  09/14/1982 MN US Senate - DFL Primary Won 69.06% (+44.97%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MN Amendment 1 (Same-Sex Marriage Ban) - Nov 06, 2012 NO No
MN District 08 - DFL Primary - Aug 14, 2012 D Rick Nolan
MN Lt. Governor - DFL Primary - Aug 10, 2010 DFL Yvonne Prettner Solon
MN US President - D Caucus - Feb 05, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
MN District 6 - DFL Primary - Sep 12, 2006 DFL Elwyn "El" Tinklenberg
MN Auditor - DFL Primary - Sep 12, 2006 DFL Rebecca L. W. Otto
MN US Senate - D Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Amy Klobuchar
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 NPA Reject
Minneapolis Mayor Primary - Sep 07, 2005 DFL R. T. Rybak
MN US President - D Caucus - Mar 02, 2004 D John Kerry
St. Paul City Council Ward 1 - Nov 04, 2003 N Bao Vang
DEA Administrator - Aug 01, 2001 NPA Reject