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).

2014  
February 4 Precinct Caucuses
May 30-June 1 State Convention
June 21 State Executive Committee
August 16 State Central Committee
September 20 State Executive Committee
November 22 State Executive Committee
December 13 State Central Committee
2015  
February 7 SCC Business Conference