Mark Dayton on Principles & Values
Democratic Governor; previously Senator
Five-Point Plan for Future Prosperity: Invest, & invest more
To progress, we have to invest. We have to invest in jobs; in education; in transportation; in the health of our people, communities, & environment; and in the transformation of government.
My Five-Point Plan for Future Prosperity: Invest in more jobs.
Invest in better education. Invest in improved transportation. Invest in the health of our citizens, our communities, and our environment. Invest in the transformation of government services.
Investments require faith and trust. People invest in the
future, only if they believe in that future. They invest, only if they trust their investing partners. To create together a successful Minnesota, we need to believe once again in each other and in our collective talents, abilities, and wisdom. We need to
believe that our fellow Minnesotans are acting in good faith, and that they want the best for their children, and their communities. So let us believe again in Minnesota. Let us believe again in one another. Let us invest together in our better future.
Source: 2011 Minnesota State of the State Address
, Feb 9, 2011
Truly believes in government
I have said many times before, ďIn order to become effective in government, one must become a realist. In order to remain effective in government, one must remain an idealist.Ē I have spent a life-time in public service. I have worked with legislators on
both sides of the aisle, with interest groups, and hundreds of individual citizens to accomplish our shared objectives. I truly believe in government and believe that itís a place of tremendous opportunity and responsibility to serve the public good.
Those that believe that they have all the answers and others have none, or who believe that our government is inherently destructive and hopelessly corrupt, usually flame out or bail out by either their own or the votersí decision. Iím in this for the
long haul, or until the voters of Minnesota haul me permanently away. I seek public office, because I believe in public service. When given the chance, I do my best and I do what I believe in. Only then, whatever the outcome, can I believe in myself.
Source: Minnesota Newspaper Association Election Questionnaire
, Jul 2, 2000
Voted NO on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice.
Vote on the Nomination -- a YES vote would to confirm Samuel A. Alito, Jr., of New Jersey, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Reference: Alito Nomination;
Bill PN 1059
; vote number 2006-002
on Jan 31, 2006
Voted NO on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Vote on the Nomination (Confirmation John G. Roberts, Jr., of Maryland, to be Chief Justice of the United States )
Reference: Supreme Court Nomination of John Roberts;
Bill PN 801
; vote number 2005-245
on Sep 27, 2005
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