Tina Smith on Health Care
Pushed state subsidy for the expansion of the Mayo Clinic
In 2013, Dayton put her in charge of lobbying legislators to pass a state subsidy for the expansion of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, a massive economic development project. After months of political wrangling, Smith and a team of
other project supporters were successful, and her work prompted Dayton to appoint her to the board overseeing the construction effort in Rochester. Her fellow members of the board ultimately elected her chair.
"Her roles have been behind the scenes, but she's always been a person who's been about connecting governments to its partners on the outside,"
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said. "Tina is especially good at the people side of politics. She was able to really help build bridges."
Source: MinnPost.com on 2017-18 Minnesota Special Senate Election
, Feb 2, 2015
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