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Tom Horner

Tom Horner
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Tom Horner

Statement about running for governor: He told MinnPost in a Dec. 14 article that it's urgent that there be "somebody in the race who is talking about real solutions that are practical and meaningful, not just solutions that appeal to one ideological group or the other. We suffer from an inability of Democrats being to see any good in Republican ideas and vice versa. We need to find some common ground to move those solutions forward."

Party: Independence Party

Occupation: Principal and co-founder of Himle-Hornerpublic affairs and public relations firm; adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas

Birth date: July 23, 1950

Home: Minneapolis

Education: College (University) of St. Thomas

Websites: Horner 2010; Facebook

Political/community experience: Served as press secretary and then chief of staff for former U.S. Sen. David Durenberger. Serves currently on the boards of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the Minnesota Land Trust, ServeMinnesota.

Background articles: Politics in Minnesota: "Horner joins race for governor"

MinnPost: "Will Tom Horner be the IP candidate for guv?"

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