State Central Committee

The State Central Committee is the governing body of the Minnesota DFL Party between State Conventions, which occur every two years. The central committee meets three to four times a year. Its membership includes the State Executive Committee, ten elected officials, the leaders of the Minnesota Young DFL, the chairs and associate chairs of each senate district, and representatives elected from local party units. The State Central Committee operates under the party’s Constitution, the Official Call, and the State Central Committee standing rules. For matters not covered by those rules, the State Central Committee is governed by Robert’s Rules of Order.

The Committee’s duties are to:

  • Conduct business conferences to discuss party issues, training and outreach, and party building
  • Reconvene an adjourned State Convention
  • Grant charters to a constituency caucus as an organization within the Party
  • Modify the Action Agenda
  • Fill vacancies for positions elected by the State Convention or Business Conference
  • If necessary between conventions, endorse candidates for statewide office

State Central Committee Meeting Schedule
Below is the proposed meeting schedule for the State Central Committee (SCC) and State Executive Committee (SEC).

August 2014 – February 2015

State Central Committee @ Willmar Education and Arts Center
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am

The State Central Committee will meet in Willmar on August 16th.

Registration will open at 10:00 a.m.

The meeting will call to order at 11:00 a.m.

The following positions will be elected at the SCC meeting:

Platform, Issues, and Legislative Affairs Committee – 11 members

Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules Committee – 11 members

Party Affairs and Coordinated Campaign Committee – 11 members

Budget Committee – 8 members

SCC at-large – 50 members (at least 16 from outside Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, and at least 40 of the delegates shall be members of at least one of the following communities: people of color, LGBT, seniors, youth, farmers, labor, and persons with disabilities)

DNC – 1 member

At-Large State Director – 8 directors (all male)

The State Executive Committee will meet following the adjournment of the SCC.

State Executive Committee @ DFL Office
Sep 20 all-day
State Executive Committee @ DFL Office
Nov 22 all-day
State Central Committee @ TBD
Dec 13 all-day
State Central Committee Business Conference @ TBD
Feb 7 all-day