Latest statement about running for governor: Announced June 7 that he’ll run for governor: “Too many Minnesotans are losing their jobs, homes and health insurance. I am determined to turn Minnesota around, restore balance, fairness and common sense to our economic policies.”
Current government position: State senator, District 6
Birth date: June 8, 1954
Education: A.A., Mesabi Community College: B.B.A., University of Minnesota-Duluth (business administration)
Website: Tom Bakk – Minnesota’s Next Governor
Key issues and priorities: His top issues are job growth and job security.
Political experience: Represented House District 6A from 1995 to 2003. Served for 11 years as a labor representative for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. Also served as president of Iron Range Building Trades.