Senate District 46 DFL

*** Keep LRT Alive ***

Southwest LRT is in danger of not moving forward and we need your help.  Please reach out to Gov. Dayton, Rep. Daudt and Sen. Hann (contact info below). Please keep your message simple and non-partisan – just a quick note of support.  Thanks!

Letter of support example:

Dear ______,

I am writing to urge you to support southwest light rail transit.  Our community needs this transportation option.  (add your own personal sentence) I not only live in the area, I am part of a local medium-sized business and I know how important SW LRT would be for the community. I would also be a rider.

Support SW LRT.

Thank you.

See contact info below…

Gov. Dayton


Want to be on the Congressional District 5 leadership team?

The CD5 DFL would like to invite you to become a DFL leader and a member of the core DFL team! If you would like to run for a CD5 District Officer position, become a member of a State Party Standing Committee and/or run to be a presidential elector, please filled out the linked questionnaire and contact CD5 Nominations Committee Chair Mark Goodell at to set up a screening time with the Nominations Committee.

Screenings take about 20 minutes for the chair positions and 10 minutes for all others. Appointments are available at these times & places:

Friday, April 29th, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park
Community Room (1st Floor)

Saturday, April 30th, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Lund’s 50th & France, 3945 West 50th Street, Edina
Community Room (2nd Floor)

Monday, May 2nd, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Lund’s Northeast, 25 University Av NE, Minneapolis
Community Room (2nd Floor)

The committee will be screening for the following CD5 DFL Party Officer positions (details see page 2 of the questionnaire):

Chair (1)
Vice Chair (1)
Secretary (1)
Treasurer (1)
Outreach Director (1)
Directors (at least 12)

along with the following State DFL Party Standing Committee positions (details see the DFL Constitution, pages 16­-19, Article VII, Section 6):

Outreach and Inclusion Committee (2)
Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules Committee (2)
Platform, Issues, and Legislative Affairs Committee (2)
Party Affairs and Coordinated Campaign Committee (2)
Budget Committee (1)

The committee will also screen for:

Presidential Elector (1)
Alternate Presidential Elector (1)

We are looking for a broad range of talents and interests, background, and experience. The officer positions are open to all residents of the 5th Congressional District who support the principles of the DFL Party and are not active in any other political party. All positions are volunteer, two­-year terms. This is a great way to get involved in the DFL and make a difference in our community.

The election for these positions will be held at the CD5 DFL Convention on May 7th at South High School, 3131 19th Av S, Minneapolis.

Thanks for your participation!

CD5 Candidate Questionnaire 2016

Next Central Committee meeting May 5

The next SD46 Central Committee meeting is Thursday, May 5, at 7pm at the St. Louis Park City Hall.

Proposed Agenda: PROPOSEDAGENDADFLSD46CentralCommitteeMeeting_May52016

Minutes from April meeting: DFLSD46Apr16CCMinutes

DFL SD46 Happy Hour – Monday, April 11

Come join your fellow SD46 friends for a drink and conversation on Monday, April 11, from 7-9pm at the Park Tavern in St. Louis Park (3401 Louisiana Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426).



April Central Committee Meeting – Special Guest Steve Simon

This is a reminder to let you know about our first meeting with the new group. The meeting is this Thursday, April 7, from 7-9pm at the St. Louis Park City Hall (5005 Minnetonka Blvd, SLP, 55416).

We have a very special guest coming to the meeting… our very own Mr. Steve Simon, the Minnesota Secretary of State!

Here is the proposed agenda: PROPOSEDAGENDADFLSD46CentralCommitteeMeeting_April72016.docx

Here are the minutes from the February meeting: DFLSD46Feb16CCMinutes

Thanks and see you Thursday!


SD46 Convention Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Senate District 46 Convention on Saturday, March 19.  We had over 400 people participate and lots of new faces.

Briefly recapping some of the results from the convention…


  • Minnesota Senate: Ron Latz
  • Minnesota House of Representatives 46A: Peggy Flanagan
  • Minnesota House of Representatives 46B: Cheryl Youakim

Constitution & Bylaws

Click the below links to view the ratified Senate District 46 Constitution and Bylaws:


Click the below link to view the 23 resolutions that received over 60% of the vote and will be sent to the state DFL:


Please help me welcome the new group of 11 Central Committee Directors:

  • Andrew Heairet
  • Can Gabe
  • Deb Bowling
  • Gary Cohen
  • George Montgomery
  • James Warden
  • Judy Reinehr
  • Kip Leonard
  • Mike Miller
  • Sara Moe
  • Sharon Smith-Akinsanya

Agenda & Rules

Please click on the below link to view the approved Convention Agenda & Rules:

Again, thanks to everyone who participant and a big thank you to the countless folks who helped put on the events!

– SD46 Officers





SD46 Convention Saturday, March 19, at the St. Louis Park High School

The Senate District 46 convention is next Saturday, March 19, at the St. Louis Park High School in the auditorium.  Registration starts at 9am and the convention begins at 10am.  Please arrive no later than 9:45am in order to register and find your seat with your precinct.

The high school address is 6425 West 33rd Street, St. Louis Park, 55426.  Plan to use the 33rd street entrance or the district office entrance.  Parking is available on the street and to the west of the school.  It is NOT recommended that people use the field house parking lot and the south entrances.
The convention will last a few hours.  It is hard to say when it will finish but do not expect it to be done before mid-afternoon.  It is preferred that you do not leave early.  With that said, if you have a conflict later in the day, it is better that you attend part of the convention than not at all.

You will not need to bring much.  All materials will be provided but you might want to bring a pen and pad of paper for notes.  Feel free to bring food and drinks, but please note that food and non-resealable drink containers are NOT allowed in the auditorium.  Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

Check the Senate District 46 homepage ( for more details as the date approaches.

Pre-Convention Committee Meeting

Just a friendly reminder…

Pre-Convention Committee Meeting today, March 5, at 12pm the St. Louis Park Junior High (2025 Texas Ave. S, St. Louis Park, 55426).


Senate District 46 Caucus Information

Final CAUCUS AGENDA & RULES: 2016 SD46 Caucus Agenda & Rules FINAL

The caucus is taking place on Tuesday, March 1.  Registration begins no later than 6:30pm.  The caucus begins at 7pm sharp.  It is suggested that you arrive no later than 6:30pm to allow time to find your caucus and register.

Senate District 46 Caucus Locations:

  • St. Louis Park (all precincts): St. Louis Park High School, 6425 West 33rd Street, St. Louis Park
  • Golden Valley (precincts 3c, 5c and 8b): Meadowbrook School, 5430 Glenwood Avenue, Golden Valley
  • Hopkins (all precincts): Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins
  • Plymouth (precincts 15, 16, and 17): Plymouth Middle School, 10011 36th Avenue North, Plymouth
  • Medicine Lake (all precincts): Plymouth Middle School, 10011 36th Avenue North, Plymouth


Finding your precinct: If you don’t know your precinct, use the Caucus Finder on the Minnesota Secretary of States website:

Can’t attend the caucus in person?  Fill out the DFL Absentee Participation Form.

  • PLEASE NOTE: This form does not count in the Presidential Preference Ballot.  You must be present at the caucus to vote in the Presidential Preference Ballot.

VIDEO: What To Expect At Your Precinct Caucus


For more information, including caucus convener material, visit our Caucus Information page under the Resources tab.

What to expect at your precinct caucus – VIDEO

A good video for anyone going to the caucus on Tuesday, March 1.