Latest statement about running for governor: Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau says she is still considering whether to make a run. “My family and I have done some talking and … we haven’t come to a conclusion,” Molnau said Aug. 6 at Farmfest.
Current government position: Lieutenant governor
Birth date: Sept. 17, 1949
Education: University of Minnesota
Website: Lieutenant governor’s office
Key issues and priorities: Transportation, agriculture
Political experience: While serving as lieutenant governor, Molnau served as commissioner of the Department of Transportation from 2004 until early 2008, when the DFL-controlled Senate removed her on a party-line vote. She was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1992 and served five terms.
MinnPost: “End of the road looms for Molnau”
Lieutenant governor’s office