December 31, 2010 - Today, Governor-elect Dayton announced his choices to head three major state agencies: Education, Health and Pollution Control. The Governor-elect's selections are representative of his commitment to effective, creative approaches to government. These individuals, like his previous appointments, are known and respected throughout their professions and across partisan lines as innovative problem solvers who are dedicated to serving the public interest.
December 31, 2010 - Governor-Elect Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Yvonne Prettner Solon released the details of the program for the swearing-in ceremony of the state’s constitutional officers. The ceremony is scheduled for Monday, January 3rd, 2011 at twelve o’clock in the afternoon at the Landmark Center in Saint Paul.
December 30, 2010 - Today Governor-elect Mark Dayton named Jim Schowalter as Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB), a crucial appointment as the new Administration begins to prepare a budget and tackles the multi-billion dollar deficit forecast for the next biennium.
December 28, 2010 - Governor-elect Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor-elect Yvonne Prettner Solon today announced the schedule of activities for their Inaugural. They will be joined by Minnesota’s Constitutional Officers as they take the Oath of Office in a ceremony to be held at Noon on January 3, 2011, at Saint Paul’s Landmark Center.
December 22, 2010 - St. Paul, MN – Governor-elect Mark Dayton today announced the appointment of David Frederickson, former National Farmer’s Union President and current Director of Agricultural Outreach for US Senator Amy Klobuchar, as his Commissioner of Agriculture.
December 22, 2010 - St. Paul, MN – Governor-elect Mark Dayton today announced the appointment of Ken Peterson to head the Department of Labor and Industry. Peterson brings a wealth of public service experience to the position, including serving the last DFL Governor, Rudy Perpich, in the same position.
December 17, 2010 - Governor-Elect Mark Dayton today announced the appointment of Peter Wattson, whose decades of government service include serving as Senate Counsel and Secretary of the Senate (Legislative), as his General Counsel.
December 13, 2010 - Governor-Elect Mark Dayton Friday announced his first staff hires, selecting Tina Smith as his Chief of Staff and naming the senior leadership of his office: Dana Anderson, Michelle Kelm-Helgen, and Andrea Mokros. Dayton has also chosen Katharine Tinucci and Fatima Villasenor to fill key roles in the Governor’s Office.