Office Dates: Jan 03, 2011 -
130 State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Washington Office of the Governor
State of Minnesota
1017 8th Street, N.E.
Born: Jan 26, 1947
Birth State: Minnesota
Family: Two children
School(s): Yale University
National Office(s) Served: Senator
Mark Dayton was sworn in as governor of Minnesota on January 3, 2011, and was sworn in for his second term on January 5, 2015.
Dayton has served Minnesota for the past 34 years: first as commissioner of the Departments of Economic Development and of Energy and Economic Development.
From 1991 to 1995, Dayton served as Minnesota’s state auditor. He served Minnesota as United States Senator from 2001 to 2007.
Dayton began his career teaching science in a New York City public school, calling it ‘the toughest job I’ve ever had.’ Because of the terrible injustice he saw, he decided to devote his life to improving social equality and economic opportunity for all Americans.
Dayton graduated, cum laude, from Yale University.