Governor Mark Dayton's Biography


Full Name: Mark Dayton
Current Office: Governor, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for Governor
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Divorced; 2 Children: Eric, Andrew
Birth Date: 01/26/1947
Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Religion: Presbyterian
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  • Awards:

    Cum Laude Graduate, Yale University

  • Father's Name:

    Bruce Dayton

  • Father's Occupation:

    Chair, Dayton Hudson Corporation

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  • Mother's Name:

    Gwendolen Brandt Dayton

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  • Pets (include names):

    2 Dogs: Mesabi and Wanamingo


Contact Information

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Capitol Email

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Capitol Website - YouTube

Capitol Website - Facebook

General Website

Post Office Box 4778
Saint Paul, MN 55101-6778
Phone: 651-293-1200

Office of the Governor
130 State Capitol
75 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Saint Paul, MN 55155

Phone: 651-201-3400
Fax: 651-797-1850
Toll Free: 800-657-3717
TDD/TTY: 800-627-3529