Go Vote & Election 2022

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS - What does our Governor do?

• Executive Branch of Minnesota Government, state level position, 4 year term

•  State manager responsible for implementing state law, overseeing operation of the state executive branch, and proposes state budget.

•  Approves or vetoes legislative bills

• Appoints officials (i.e. Judges)


"Governors, all of whom are popularly elected, serve as the chief executive officers of the fifty states and five commonwealths and territories.

As state managers, governors are responsible for implementing state laws and overseeing the operation of the state executive branch. As state leaders, governors advance and pursue new and revised policies and programs using a variety of tools, among them executive orders, executive budgets, and legislative proposals and vetoes.

Governors carry out their management and leadership responsibilities and objectives with the support and assistance of department and agency heads, many of whom they are empowered to appoint. A majority of governors have the authority to appoint state court judges as well, in most cases from a list of names submitted by a nominations committee." -- From the National Governor's Association, 2022.

Minnesota Governor - Candidates

Governor & Lt Governor Steve Patterson and Matt Huff GRASSROOTS - LEGALIZE CANNABIS
Governor & Lt Governor James McCaskel and David Sandbeck LEGAL MARIJUANA NOW
Governor & Lt Governor Scott Jensen and Matt Birk REPUBLICAN
Governor & Lt Governor Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR
Governor & Lt Governor Hugh McTavish and Mike Winter INDEPENDENCE-ALLIANCE
Governor & Lt Governor Gabrielle M. Prosser and Kevin A. Dwire SOCIALIST WORKERS