Mike Hatch

Born Nov 12, 1948

Michael Allen Hatch is an American politician, and was Attorney General of Minnesota from 1999 to 2007. In 2006, he was the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party nominee for governor of Minnesota. He unsuccessfully challenged the re-election bid of Governor Tim Pawlenty, a Republican, in the general election.… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on November 12, 1948.


1966 17 Years Old Hatch, a 1966 graduate of East High School (Duluth, Minnesota), went on to earn his bachelor's degree in political science (with honors) from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1970, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1973.


1980 31 Years Old Hatch was a lawyer in private practice and became the chairman of the State DFL Party in 1980, before Governor Rudy Perpich appointed Hatch to his Cabinet as Commissioner of the state Department of Commerce, a position he served in from 1981 to 1989.


1990 41 Years Old Hatch ran in and lost gubernatorial primaries against Perpich, in 1990, and against John Marty, in 1994.
1998 49 Years Old In 1998 he was elected State Attorney General, a position to which he was reelected in 2002. … Read More


2005 56 Years Old In 2005 Hatch helped negotiate discounted hospital fees for uninsured patients in the state. … Read More
2006 57 Years Old On November 7, 2006, Hatch narrowly lost the general election in a four-way race between himself, Pawlenty, the Independence Party candidate, Peter Hutchinson, and the Green Party candidate, Ken Pentel. … Read More
2007 58 Years Old Hatch returned to private law practice after his term ended in January 2007. … Read More
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