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Lucinda Jesson, Gov. Mark Dayton's selection for state Human Services commissioner.

Human Services commissioner pledges statewide view

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By Don Davis

State Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's new human services commissioner promises to spend a lot of time outside the Twin Cities.


Lucinda Jesson, a Hamline University law professor, said she and her husband like traveling the state, but she has missed three northwestern Minnesota counties and a few other areas like International Falls.

"You will see me," she said in a Forum Communications interview. "I want to make greater Minnesota a focus."

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.