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Governor: Bud Philbrook

Bud Philbrook's tenure as a gubernatorial candidate was measured in mere weeks. He officially announced his intention to seek the office on October 2, 2005. Twenty-two days later, he dropped out of the race. Philbrook is a former assistant DNR commissioner from the Perpich administration and the founder of Global Volunteers, who admits he's a relative unknown.

Candidate Bio

Bud Philbrook
Political affiliation:
DFL Party
August 28, 1946
Roseville, Minn.
Married to Michele Gran. Three sons (Jake, Nick, and Drew).
Resides in Maplewood.
Founded Global Volunteers, an international nonsectarian, nonprofit volunteer corporation.
Graduated from University of Minnesota, 1969. Master's from University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, 1981; Law degree from Hamline University, 1982.
Major political experience:
Elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1974. Assistant commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources during the administration of Gov. Rudy Perpich.

Audio Highlights

Audio Philbrook announces his candidacy

Links and Resources

Campaign Web site:
Document philbrook2006.com

Candidate Pages

The DFL race to reclaim the governor's office saw heavy churning Monday as a big-name candidate got in, a long-shot candidate bowed out and a deep-pocketed candidate opened a $500,000 television ad campaign. (10/24/2005)
Attorney General Mike Hatch is officially entering the governor's race. Hatch could be a formidable candidate, having won statewide office twice. But he also ran unsuccessfully for governor twice in the 1990s, and there's no guarantee he will get the DFL endorsement in '06. Several DFLers are already running for governor, and they say Hatch joining the race doesn't discourage them at all. (10/23/2005)
Democrat Bud Philbrook launched his campaign for governor Sunday, promising to break the partisan gridlock at the Capitol but also taking some direct swipes at the Republican incumbent, Gov. Tim Pawlenty. (10/02/2005)
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