A list of candidates for governor

Governor's mansion
The Minnesota Executive Mansion, also known as the Horace Hills Irvine House, is the official residence of the governor. It stands at 1006 Summit Ave. in St. Paul.
MPR photo/Tom Weber

Since Gov. Tim Pawlenty decided not to seek a third term in office, a long list of candidates has decided to run for Minnesota governor in 2010.

(Last update: March 20, 2010)

REPUBLICANS

  • Rep. Marty Seifert, Marshall, former House minority leader

  • Rep. Tom Emmer, Delano

  • Bill Haas, Champlin, former lawmaker

  • Phil Herwig, Milaca

  • Bob Carney, Minneapolis

  • Leslie Davis, environmental activist


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DEMOCRATS

  • Mark Dayton, former U.S. senator

  • Matt Entenza, founder of Minnesota 2020, former House minority leader

  • Susan Gaertner, Ramsey County attorney

  • Rep. Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Minneapolis, House speaker

  • Sen. John Marty, Roseville

  • Felix Raymond Montez, Minneapolis

  • Scott Raskiewicz

  • Rep. Tom Rukavina, Virginia

  • Rep. Paul Thissen, Minneapolis

  • Steve Kelley, former state senator

  • R.T. Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis

  • Ole Savior, Minneapolis



INDEPENDENTS

  • Rob Hahn, St. Paul

  • Tom Horner, co-founder of Himle Horner public relations; political analyst

  • John Uldrich, Minneapolis

  • Rahn Workcuff



GREEN PARTY

  • Richard Klatte, Brooklyn Park

  • Peter Roess of St. Paul




  • Governor's mansion
    The Minnesota Executive Mansion, also known as the Horace Hills Irvine House, is the official residence of the governor. It stands at 1006 Summit Ave. in St. Paul.
    MPR photo/Tom Weber