MN GOP Senate Likely To Fire Dayton Appointee By Michael McIntee | January 27, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on MN Senate Subscribe to MN Senate Follow this author Click photo to hear Republican lawmakers reasoning for "firing" Governor Dayton's apointee Click photo to hear Republican lawmakers reasoning for "firing" Governor Dayton's apointeeMinnesota Senate Deputy Majority Leader Julianne Ortman says that DFL Governor Mark Dayton’s appointment of Ellen Anderson as Public Utilities Commissioner will probably be voted down in the Senate next week. Senator Ortman is asked why and says it is because Anderson has “extreme” views. Asked why Republicans have been silent for a full year on Anderson’s appointment Senator Ortman said the press would have to ask the Republican chair of the Energy Committee Senator Julie Rosen. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.