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Ballotpedia covers 12 state executive offices in the state of Minnesota. The executive branch is governed by Article V of the Minnesota Constitution.

State executive organization

Executive officials in Minnesota are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. The following chart details the relationship among different branches of Minnesota's state government:

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Offices

The following is a list of state executive offices in Minnesota.

Current officeholders

Note: First appointed or First elected will include a date depending on if the officeholder was appointed or elected.

Name:Party:Current office:Tenure:First AppointedFirst Elected:
Betsy WerginNonpartisan Minnesota Public Utilities CommissionAugust 1, 2008 - PresentAugust 1, 2008
Beverly Jones HeydingerNonpartisan Minnesota Public Utilities CommissionJuly 2, 2012 - PresentJuly 2, 2012
Brenda CasselliusNonpartisan Minnesota Commissioner of EducationDecember 31, 2010 - PresentDecember 31, 2010
Dan LipschultzNonpartisan Minnesota Public Utilities CommissionJanuary 7, 2014 - PresentJanuary 7, 2014
Dave FredericksonNonpartisan Minnesota Commissioner of AgricultureJanuary 2011 - PresentJanuary 2011
John TumaNonpartisan Minnesota Public Utilities CommissionFebruary 2, 2015 - PresentFebruary 2, 2015
Ken PetersonNonpartisan Minnesota Commissioner of Labor and Industry2011 - PresentDecember 2010
Lori SwansonElectiondot.png Democratic Attorney General of MinnesotaJanuary 2, 2007 - PresentNovember 2006
Mark DaytonElectiondot.png Democratic Governor of MinnesotaJanuary 3, 2011 - PresentNovember 2, 2010
Mike RothmanNonpartisan Minnesota Commissioner of CommerceJanuary 12, 2011 - PresentJanuary 12, 2011
Myron FransNonpartisan Minnesota Commissioner of Management and BudgetJanuary 2015 - PresentJanuary 2015
Nancy LangeNonpartisan Minnesota Public Utilities CommissionMarch 4, 2013 - PresentFebruary 11, 2013
Rebecca OttoElectiondot.png Democratic Minnesota State Auditor2007 - Present2006
Steve SimonElectiondot.png Democratic Minnesota Secretary of StateJanuary 5, 2015 - presentNovember 2, 2004
Tina SmithElectiondot.png Democratic Lieutenant Governor of MinnesotaJanuary 5, 2015 - presentNovember 4, 2014
Tom LandwehrNonpartisan Minnesota Commissioner of Natural Resources2011 - PresentJanuary 2011

Elections

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2015

There are no state executive elections in Minnesota in 2015.

2014

There were five state executive offices up for election including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and auditor.

2013

There were no elections in Minnesota in 2013.

2012

There were no elections in Minnesota in 2012.

Corruption analysis

The University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Integrity Initiative used federal data to evaluate levels of corruption in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. The following table ranks each state based on total convictions and convictions per 10,000 residents of public officials in federal corruption cases between 1976 and 2010.[1]

Corruption statistics, 1976-2010
State Total federal corruption convictions Rank Convictions per 10,000 residents Rank
Alabama
657
14
1.37
8
Alaska
130
38
1.83
4
Arizona
329
25
0.51
39
Arkansas
201
29
0.69
31
California
2,345
2
0.63
35
Colorado
189
32
0.38
45
Connecticut
277
27
0.78
30
Delaware
80
47
0.89
20
Florida
1,762
4
0.94
19
Georgia
807
13
0.83
26
Hawaii
114
40
0.84
25
Idaho
78
48
0.50
40
Illinois
1,828
3
1.42
7
Indiana
419
23
0.65
34
Iowa
148
34
0.49
41
Kansas
152
33
0.53
37
Kentucky
577
16
1.33
10
Louisiana
906
10
2.00
2
Maine
105
41
0.79
28
Maryland
499
20
0.86
22
Massachusetts
562
17
0.86
23
Michigan
655
15
0.66
33
Minnesota
190
31
0.36
47
Mississippi
560
18
1.89
3
Missouri
507
19
0.85
24
Montana
139
36
1.37
9
Nebraska
83
45
0.45
44
Nevada
100
42
0.37
46
New Hampshire
46
49
0.35
48
New Jersey
909
9
1.03
18
New Mexico
139
37
0.68
32
New York
2,522
1
1.30
12
North Carolina
461
22
0.48
42
North Dakota
118
39
1.75
6
Ohio
1,405
7
1.22
15
Oklahoma
472
21
1.26
13
Oregon
91
43
0.24
51
Pennsylvania
1,563
5
1.23
14
Rhode Island
83
46
0.79
29
South Carolina
401
24
0.87
21
South Dakota
144
35
1.77
5
Tennessee
843
12
1.33
11
Texas
1,542
6
0.61
36
Utah
86
44
0.31
49
Vermont
30
51
0.48
43
Virginia
896
11
1.12
17
Washington
200
30
0.30
50
Washington, D.C.
1,005
8
16.70
1
West Virginia
208
28
1.12
16
Wisconsin
295
26
0.52
38
Wyoming
45
50
0.80
27

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