Senate District 57 DFL

SD57 Fall Fundraiser–Please Join Us!

Please join us for our major SD57 DFL fundraiser!  We’ll be joined by our SD57 Senator Greg Clausen, SD57A Representative Erin Maye Quade, SD57B Candidate John Huot, as well as CD2 candidates for U.S. Congress, and candidates for MN Governor.
There’s also a fun silent auction and a light dinner.
$25 per person, or 1 free admission with a $50 PCR-refunded donation to SD57 DFL.
See our Events Page for more info!
Free Progressive Movie Night, Friday, September 8: 13th
Progressive Movie Nights are free and thought-provoking.  The conversations we have following the movie help us better understand each other, as well as ourselves and our world.
Coming Friday, September 8:  13th
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
Check out the Events Page for additional details.
DFL Training: 10-noon on the third Saturday of every month!
Want to learn more about how to participate in the DFL?
What is a caucus?  When is the caucus?  How can I change the DFL platform?  How can I be elected as a delegate to the convention?  How can I help get my candidate elected?
Join us at the 2017 SD57 picnic! 2-4 pm, August 20 at Meadows Park!
Special guests include our SD57 Senator Greg Clausen, SD57 A Representative Erin Maye Quade, and candidate for 57 B John Huot, as well as candidates for State and Federal office JeffErdmann, Jon Tollefson, Deb Hilstrom, Rebecca Otto, Lori Swanson, Tim Walz, Chris Coleman, and Erin Murphy! It’s a great opportunity to meet the candidates and hear their message.
Hope you can join us!
SD57 Progressive Movie Nights returns on Friday, May 19, with Before the Flood. 
Please see the Events page for details.  Hope to see you there!
Congratulations to offers elected at our SD57 DFL Convention!
Chair:  Nancy Stroessner
Vice Chair:  Bill Middlecamp
Outreach Officer:  Jennifer Steen
Secretary:  Judy Finger
Treasurer:  Brenda Rivera
Thank you to outgoing officers Ken Wilson, Mark Stroessner, and Jeff Anderson!
Subsequent to our convention we have also elected Directors Jennifer Johnson, Ken Wilson, and Roger Gehrke.
Thank you to our outgoing Directors!
SD57 Convention, March 11, 2017
At our upcoming convention, we will elect our SD57 Chair, Vice Chair, Outreach & Inclusion Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer for 2017-2019.
If you are interested in screening (running) for one of these positions, please complete this form: 2017 SD57 Nominations Screening Form and bring 6 copies of it to your screening interview.  Interviews will be conducted by the Nominations Committee at Rosemount’s Robert Trail Library on Thursday, March 9 from 6-8 p.m., and on Saturday, March 11 from 10-10:45 a.m.  You can also contact Nominations Committee Co-Chairs Roger Gehrke at, or Roxanne Mindeman at
Voting delegates are the same as those who were delegates to the 2016 SD57 Convention.  Guests are welcome.

Where:  Robert Trail Library Large Meeting Room, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN

When:  Saturday, March 11.  Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.  Convention begins at 11:00 a.m.

Donations to defray costs are most welcome.   Coffee, water, and donuts will be available.


New location for our monthly SD57 Central Committee meetings!
We are still hosted by DCUE (Thank you so much!), but they have just moved their office to a new location:
6950 146th St. W., Suite 114, Apple Valley
Local DFLer’s are welcome.  Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of every month except December.
We are so proud of our SD57 candidates, Senator Greg Clausen, Erin Maye Quade, and John Huot!  All worked incredibly hard, listened to so many people throughout their district, and ran a positive campaign.
We are very excited to be represented in 2017 and 2018 by our newly re-elected SD57 Senator Greg Clausen, and our newly elected SD57A House Representative Erin Maye Quade!
Congratulations to all!
Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who worked tirelessly on behalf of these candidates!
Please join us, and our special guest Senator Franken, to support our SD57 candidates,
Senator Greg Clausen
Erin Maye Quade for MN House 57A
John Huot for MN House 57B
When:   Saturday, October 15, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where:  School of Environmental Studies (“The Zoo School”), 12155 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley
Your donation of $25 for the SD57 candidate of your choice is appreciated.
Senator Franken is appearing at this event as a special guest, and is not asking for funds or donations.

SD57 Candidates at Lakeville Candidate Forum

Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Lakeville City Hall

Support our SD57 DFL House Candidate Erin Maye Quade at 6 p.m., and our SD57 DFL Senator Greg Clausen at 7:45 p.m!


Come support our SD57 Candidates!  Chamber Candidate Forum Sept. 14
Where:  Farmington City Hall, 430 3rd St, Farmington
When:    Wednesday, September 14
Time:     7 – 8:30

The forum will be live via audience and web-streaming on the internet and is produced by the Apple Valley, Rosemount, Farmington Cable Commission and the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Legislative Candidates include:

Senate 57
Cory Campbell
Greg Clausen
House of Representatives 57A
Ali Jimenez Hopper
Erin Maye Quade
House of Representatives 57B
John Huot
Anna Wills




It’s parade time again!

Rosemount Leprechaun Days Parade was awesome!

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Greg and John at Leprechaun Days parade 2016



The Apple Valley Freedom Days Parade on July 4 was Great!

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Apple Valley Field Office Kickoff Party!  July 9!

Apple Valley has its first ever DFL Field Office!  Let’s kick it off in style!

Saturday, July 9th, 7300 147 St West (East of Wings Credit Union, and West of Apple Place Bowl and Bogart’s)
10am    – Door Knocking training with our new field staff

11am    – Door knock with SD57 candidates – Senator Greg Clausen, and House Candidates John Huot and Erin Maye Quade

4pm      – Pot Luck Grand Opening party at the new office – 7300 147th Street West

5:30pm – Join SD 58 and the DFL Express, in the Pan-O-Prog Grand Parade in Lakeville

Please email if you are bringing food for the pot luck, so we can better judge what we have and what we need!


Congratulations to our Senator Greg Clausen, Winner of WCCO Good Neighbor Award!

On June 22nd, Senator Clausen and Rep. Marion O’Neill will receive the WCCO Radio Good Neighbor Award for their work as Outstanding Financial Advocates!

The Good Neighbor can be heard on WCCO 830AM radio at approximately 7:52 a.m., 12:40 p.m., and 5:50 p.m. The audio recording will also be uploaded to the WCCO Radio web site and can be downloaded (

Congratulations! Thanks for your amazing work on behalf of student borrowers!


Please join our Senator, Greg Clausen, at the Minnesota Senate Building Open House!

2016 Senate Office Building Open House

Check out the newly launched Clausen for Senate campaign website!
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Exciting news from our CD2 (Second Congressional District) Convention on April 30:

Angie Craig Endorsed for U.S. Congress!

Angie Craig at CD2 convention 2016