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EXECUTIVE OFFICES of MINNESOTA. Governor. Lieutenant Governor. Secretary of State. Attorney General. Treasurer. Auditor. Governor of Minnesota. Jesse Ventura - Reform Party Term - 4 years Requirements - Qualified Voter, 25 yrs. Old, MN Resident - 1 yr., U.S. Citizen.

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EXECUTIVE OFFICES of MINNESOTA

Governor

Lieutenant Governor

Secretary of

State

Attorney General

Treasurer

Auditor

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Governor of Minnesota

Jesse Ventura - Reform Party

Term - 4 years

Requirements -

Qualified Voter, 25 yrs. Old, MN Resident - 1 yr., U.S. Citizen

http://www.governor.state.mn.us/

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Responsibilities

  • Executive Branch
  • Administer laws and affairs of the state
  • Appoint heads of department and agencies
  • Act as commander-in-chief of state military forces
  • Legislative Branch
  • Inform Legislature of condition of the state
  • Propose a state budget
  • Review bills the Legislature passes - approve(sign) or reject (veto)
  • Can call emergency legislative sessions
  • Judicial Branch
  • Appoint judges to fill vacancies in District, Appellate, and Supreme Courts
  • Issue pardons and reprieves, restore civil rights to felons
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Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota

  • Mae Schunk - Reform Party
  • Term - 4 Years
  • Requirements :
  • Qualified voter
  • 25 yrs. Old
  • Minnesota Resident - 1 year
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Responsibilities
  • Represent the Governor
  • Assume Governor’s responsibilties in Governor’s absence or if a vacancy occurs
  • Assume duties Governor assigns
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Attorney General

  • Mike Hatch - Democratic Party
  • Term - 4 Years
  • Requirements
  • Qualified voter
  • 21 years old
  • Responsibilities
  • Provide legal services to state government
  • Represent the state in court cases
  • Enforce laws concerning charitable organizations
  • Protect public rights

http://www.ag.state.mn.us/default.htm

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STATE AUDITOR

http://www.osa.state.mn.us/mainTmp.lasso?page==pagwelcome&-nothing

  • Judith Dutcher
  • Term - 4 Years
  • Requirements
  • Qualified voter
  • 21 years old
  • Responsibilities
  • Monitor financial affairs of state
  • Collect, check, and standardize financial information from local units of government
  • Investigate audit reports
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Secretary of State

  • Mary Kiffmeyer
  • Term - 4 Years
  • Requirements
  • Qualified voter
  • 21 years old
  • Responsibilities
  • Administer elections as chief election official
  • Certify official documents, governor’s executive orders, laws the Legislature passes
  • Regulate Minnesota businesses
  • Act as custodian of official records

Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer

Phone number : (651) 296-2803

Fax number: (651) 215-0682

E-mail address: secretary.state@state.mn.us

http://www.state.mn.us/ebranch/sos/

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Carol Johnson

  • Term - 4 Years
  • Requirements
  • Qualified voter
  • 21 years old
  • Responsibilities
  • Administer state funds (cash & investment)
  • Act as state paymaster

http://www.treasurer.state.mn.us/

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EXECUTIVE BRANCH

State Departments and Agencies

Administration, Department of

Administrative Hearings, Office of

Agriculture, Department of

Center for Arts Education, Minnesota

Children, Families and Learning, Department of

Commerce, Department of

Corrections, Department of

Economic Security, Department of

Employee Relations, Department of

Environmental Assistance, Office of

Finance, Department of

Health, Department of

Higher Education Services Office

Historical Society, Minnesota

Housing Finance Agency, Minnesota

Human Rights, Department of

Human Services, Department of

Labor and Industry, Department of

Lottery, Minnesota State

Mediation Services, Bureau of

Metropolitan Council

Military Affairs, Department of

National Guard, Minnesota

Natural Resources, Department of

Planning - Office of Strategic and Long Range Planning, Minnesota

Pollution Control Agency

Public Employees Retirement Association

Public Safety, Department of

Public Service, Department of

Public Utilities Commission, Minnesota

Revenue, Department of

State Retirement System, Minnesota

Tax Court, Minnesota

Teachers Retirement Association

Trade and Economic Development, Department of

Community Profiles, Minnesota

Tourism, Minnesota Office of

Transportation, Department of

Index of D OT Web Site - site

Veterans Affairs, Department of

Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals

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Supreme Court

  • Members
  • 1 Chief Justice
  • 6 Associate Justices
  • Term - 6 years
  • Requirements
  • Licensed to practice law in Minnesota
  • Responsibilities
  • Hear appeals on decisions from the Court of Appeals, Workers Compensation Court of Appeals, the Tax Court and persons convicted of 1st Degree murder
  • Hear constitutionality cases
  • Interpret the law and Constitution
  • Regulate all courts in the state
  • Recommend improvements of the judicial system
  • Oversee law practice and judicial planning

Judicial Branch

Standing L to R: Justice Russell A. Anderson, Justice Edward C. Stringer,

Justice James H. Gilbert, Justice Joan Ericksen Lancaster

Seated L to R: Justice Alan C. Page, Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz,

Justice Paul H. Anderson

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Judicial Branch

  • Court of Appeals
  • Members
  • 1 Chief Judge
  • 15 Associate Judges
  • Term - 6 years
  • Requirements
  • Licensed to Practice law in Minnesota
  • Responsibilities
  • Hear appeals on decisions from lower courts
  • District Court
  • Members
  • 10 Judicial districts, each with several judges (about 250)
  • Term - 6 years
  • Requirements
  • Licensed to Practice law in Minnesota
  • Responsibilities
  • Hear criminal cases
  • Hear public policy issues, civil cases
  • Hear juvenile cases
  • Hear family cases
  • Hear probate cases
  • Hear traffic cases
  • Concilliation Court
  • Members
  • 1 Concilliation Court in each county - District Court judges serve as Concilliation Court judges
  • Requirements
  • Licensed to Practice law in Minnesota
  • Responsibilities
  • Hear only Civil claims of damages up to $7,500 (except for disputes over consumer credit transactions, which must be less than $4,000 ) Concilliation Court is a division of District Court