Mark Dayton

Governor
State of Minnesota

From birth, Mark Dayton was expected to carry on his family’s tradition of leadership. But the Blake School goalie chose government service over retailing as a career path. After inheriting a projected budget deficit in 2010, Minnesota voters rewarded Dayton in November for moving the state onto a more secure fiscal footing. In his second term, voters will look for him to tackle Minnesota’s educational achievement gap and deteriorating road system and to improve its business climate.