The Opus College of Business hosted the three major party candidates for Minnesota governor—Representative Tom Emmer (R), former Senator Mark Dayton (D), and Mr. Tom Horner (I)—for a debate Tuesday moderated by Dean Christopher Puto. The candidates outlined their strategies for job creation, economic growth and energy issues.
The discussion, sponsored by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal focused on business issues affecting Minnesota with Journal editorial staff determining the questions. The audience of more than 200 included former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton and former Minnesota Senator David Durenberger.
Questions ranged from the big picture (“What is Minnesota’s brand and how would you work to leverage or change that perception as governor?”) to those more closely related to policy (“What are the specific actions you would take to promote the development of a clean energy industry and market in the state?”) to leadership style (“To which resources and which colleagues will you most often turn as you face challenging decisions?”) (more…)