Senate District 47 DFL

Pulled Pork and Politics

Pulled Pork & Politics is back and it’s bigger and better than ever for 2017!


Join us on Saturday, June 24th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Delicious Food, Cash Bar of Carver County wines and beers, Dessert Auction

Guest Speaker: Gubernatorial Candidate Erin Murphy
Updated Special Guests: 
MN Gubernatorial Candidates Erin Murphy, Tina Liebling & Rebecca Otto.
MN House Candidates David Snyder 47A & Jane Montemayor 47B

8751 Ridge Ponds Drive, Victoria.  $25 per person.

All proceeds will benefit the Carver County Democrats – SD47.

Tickets are available by clicking here

Contact: Mary Leizinger – Chair

Carver County Democrats


Call to Action – Trump’s Budget

CALL TO ACTION: Lots and lots to talk to your representative about in this budget!

Western Carver County: Tom Emmer (202) 225-2331
Eastern Carver County: Erik Paulson (202) 225-2871

The president’s plan would make deep cuts in most areas to pay for increased military spending.

Call To Action – Your Obamacare Story

CALL TO ACTION: The white house is soliciting (negative) stories about Obamacare. If you have a (good) Obamacare story to share, let the white house hear it!

Rebecca Otto Listening Session

On March 14, SD47 DFL leadership welcomed Rebecca Otto to her Carver County listening session at the Waconia City Hall. Rebecca listened as people expressed their concerns for Carver County and the governor’s race in 2018. We expect this to be the first of several sessions of this nature, as we gear up for the 2018 election.

SD47 DFL Officers and guests

L to R: Rebecca Wynia, Secretary; Nancy Pickering, Director; Tamara Polzin, Treasurer; Mary Leizinger, Chair; Rebecca Otto; Jane Montemayor, DFL candidate for House District 47B and Jim Weygand, Vice-Chair



February 3, 2017 (Waconia) – At the Waconia Chamber of Commerce annual meeting on January 26, Mayor Jim Sanborn promised that he would be inviting candidates for Governor from both parties to “come here and meet the people of Waconia.” At that meeting, Sanborn declared, “Whoever the next Governor turns out to be, they will know Waconia and the people who live here.”

State Auditor Rebecca Otto agrees with the Mayor’s perspective. She has declared her candidacy for Governor, and has said that she believes, “the best leadership starts with listening to people.”
So Mayor Sanborn offered to host Otto for a listening session with the residents of Waconia. “Even though I am not endorsing any candidate for Governor, I recognize that I serve as Mayor of all of the people of Waconia. Not just the ones that agree with me,” Sanborn said. “It is important to start the conversation and make sure your voice is heard.”

In cooperation with the Otto campaign and SD47 DFL party, a town hall-style “listening session” is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 from 7-9pm in the City Council Chambers at Waconia City Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

“We appreciate this opportunity to meet with the good people of Waconia in March,” said Rosa Colman, spokesperson for the Otto campaign. She added that Rebecca Otto has attended nearly two dozen similar events from the Twin Cities to Rochester to Bemidji since announcing her candidacy in January.

Mary Leizinger, Chairperson of the SD47 DFL party in Carver County said, “We are pleased that the Mayor has taken the initiative to organize this event, and look forward to co-hosting this listening session with him.”

For more information, contact Mary Leizinger, Chair of SD47 DFL,

Women’s March – Minnesota

Yesterday was the Women’s March in St. Paul. It was inspiring! So many people out to show their support for each other and for honest representative government. This is the spirit that we need to maintain as we resist the lies and unfair treatment we’re receiving at the hands of our new president.

Get Rid of Fake News

Here are a couple more things that can be done.  Last night, Rachel Maddow spent the first segment of her show discussing the fake news stories about Hillary Clinton in the National Enquirer in the run up to the election.  Below is a U-Tube link to that segment of her show.     That this kind of &%*$%#* can be published and go unchallenged is shocking to me.

I think we have all learned a thing or two about how fake news stories and propaganda can shape public opinion from the Birther conspiracy stories peddled by the President-Elect, that to this day has significant numbers of Americans, and especially Republicans, believing that President Obama was not born in the US.  It’s time to ask our supermarkets and gas stations to stop selling and displaying fake news periodicals because they are damaging our democracy by confusing and misleading voters.  So next time you are in your grocery store or gas station and see a copy of the National Enquirer at the checkout lane, ask the cashier to ask their management to quit selling the National Enquirer.  In addition, write or call the following:

Supervalu Corporation Link to “Contact Us”  11840 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie MN 55344  (952) 828-4000

Lunds Food Holdings  4100 W 50th Street, Suite 2100, Edina MN 55424  (952) 548-1400

Mackenthun’s Link to “Contact Us”   Waconia Store  (952) 442-2512

Holiday Stationstores  PO Box 1224 Minneapolis MN 55440-9985  (952) 830-8700

Quick Trip Link to “Contact Us”


Mary Leizinger

Chair – SD47 Carver County Democrats

612-940-6225  or

Contact Your Representatives

Dear Fellow Democrats:

With the latest news that Republicans are now looking for ways to come up with billions of dollars to pay for Trump’s wall from the US taxpayer, their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act without having a replacement plan and on the table for the American people to evaluate, and the President Elect’s disparagement of our nations Intelligence professionals and support of Russia as just a sample of the disturbing things afoot, this is no time to despair.  Now is the time to get active and make your voice heard.


Call your Representative

We are told that the most effective thing a voter can do is to make a call to their representative’s office and make their views known. Form letters, emails and communications to those who are not your representative are not nearly as effective as a phone call. This was evidenced this week when an avalanche of phone calls forced House Republicans to rethink their plan to gut the Ethics office.

So here are the phone numbers for our GOP representatives for you to call to express your opinion, and please start by telling Eric Paulson and Tom Emmer to not repeal Obamacare until they have a replacement package in a bill that can be evaluated by the American people. I ask you for this because I am one of the people who buys insurance in the individual market, and who along with over 20 million other Americans, are at risk of losing my health insurance.  Please make those calls and keep calling until the Republicans back off their reckless path.

US House of Representatives:

Eric Paulson – Congressional District 3 (Eastern Carver County)  (202) 225-2871

Tom Emmer – Congressional District 6 (Western Carver County)  (202) 225-2331

For Minnesota issues call:

Scott Jensen – Senate District 47 Senator  (651) 296-4837

Jim Nash – 47A Representative (Western Carver County) (651) 296-4282

Joe Hoppe – 47B Representative (Eastern Carver County)  (651) 296-5066

Mary Leizinger
Chair – SD47 Carver County Democrats
612-940-6225  or

SD47 DFL Recommendations

Here are our voter recommendations and endorsements for Tuesday’s Election:

President/Vice President:
Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine

US House of Representatives 3rd Congressional District:
Terri Bonoff

US House of Representatives 6th Congressional District:
David Snyder

Minnesota Supreme Court:
Natalie Hudson

Minnesota Senate District 47:
Daryl Scarborough

Minnesota House 47A:
Sean White

Minnesota House 47B:
Jane Montemayor

City of Carver Council:
Jim Weygand

City of Victoria Council:
Derek Gunderson

Proposal for State Government Pay Decisions:
Mary Leizinger – Chair SD47

Joe Spends Little On Campaign, a Lot on Booze

City Pages has run a little story in today’s paper about the GOP incumbent for the Minnesota House of Representatives 47B representing Chaska, Chanhassen and Victoria.
Joe has got to go – Vote for Jane Montemayor!

City Pages article