Minnesota Jobs Coalition Statement on DFL Party Decision to Return Davis Contributions

Minnesota Jobs Coalition executive director John Rouleau issued the following statement in response to Chairman Ken Martin’s decision to redirect Bill Davis’ tainted contributions to the DFL Party.

“I appreciate Chair Martin for his response to the call from the Minnesota Jobs Coalition to return Bill Davis’ tainted contributions. It is disappointing that Gov. Mark Dayton and the numerous other Minnesota Democrats and committees that Davis contributed to have failed to respond in the same manner. Given this silence, the Minnesota Jobs Coalition again calls on Gov. Mark Dayton and other Democrats that received contributions to follow Chair Martin’s lead and contribute these funds to charities focused on low-income heating assistance.”

The full list of individuals and organizations who received funds from Bill Davis is listed below:

Minnesota DFL Party 2003 $500

Minnesota DFL Party 2007 $1,000

Bobby Joe Champion 2008 $200

Jeffrey Hayden 2008 $250

3rd Congressional District DFL 2008 $150

Minnesota DFL Party 2008 $500

Mark Dayton 2009 $500

2nd Congressional District DFL 2009 $660

3rd Congressional District DFL 2009 $340

46th Senate District DFL 2009 $120

Jim Meffert 2009 $250

2nd Congressional District DFL 2010 $200

Jim Meffert 2010 $200

2nd Congressional District DFL 2011 $190

3rd Congressional District DFL 2011 $250

Minnesota DFL Party 2011 $1,000

Bobby Joe Champion 2012 $300

3rd Congressional District DFL 2013 $250

3rd Congressional District DFL 2014 $375

Minnesota DFL Party 2014 $750


$3,785- State contributions

$4,200- Federal contributions