Candidate Endorsements in Bloomington, Saint Anthony Village and Saint Louis Park added by Stonewall DFL

Brian Shekleton, Rachel Harris, Nancy Robinett and Marcia Sytsma have been added to Stonewall’s endorsed candidate list for 2017.


Saint Paul, Minn., August 16, 2017 – The Stonewall DFL Caucus of Minnesota announced its endorsement of Marcia Sytsma for Bloomington School Board, Nancy Robinett for Saint Anthony Village City Council, Brian Shekleton for Saint Louis Park City Council in Ward 1 and Rachel Harris for Saint Louis Park City Council in Ward 3.


“With less than three months until election day, Stonewall DFL continues to engage candidates in important community conversations focused on LGBTQ issues,” said Del Jenkins, Stonewall DFL – Chair. “Our committee volunteers and Board members have interviewed nearly six dozen candidates for office this election cycle so that Minnesotans know which candidates support LGBTQ equality.”


Endorsed candidates meet or exceed Stonewall DFL’s screening criteria as set forth by its Political Support committee and affirmed by at least 60 percent majority of the Stonewall DFL Board of Directors. A full list of Stonewall DFL endorsed candidates is available via their online Voter’s Guide. Information about the endorsement process is available on the Stonewall DFL website at


All Board meetings, including those where endorsement votes are taken, will be announced on the organization’s Facebook page and the Stonewall DFL website.


About Stonewall DFL

Stonewall DFL works for a safe and equitable Minnesota by electing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and allied Democrats to public office in Minnesota and to party office in the Minnesota DFL. The caucus offers endorsements for local, state and federal DFL candidates who support equality for all Minnesotans. Stonewall DFL provides endorsed candidates with both financial and volunteer support whenever possible. The Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to carry out the business of the caucus and is open to the public. For information, visit, join its Facebook page or follow @StonewallDFL on Twitter.


The Minnesota Stonewall DFL Caucus was first organized in August 1980 as the LGBTF Caucus. Its charter was recognized by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party of Minnesota in 1982 and was renamed Stonewall DFL in 1992. Today, Stonewall is the DFL’s oldest and most active community caucus and the oldest continuously-operating political advocacy organization whose mission is to promote LGBTQ equality across the state of Minnesota.