Our Caucuses & Conventions
The DFL Party believes democracy starts at the grassroots. That is why we hold precinct caucuses and conventions to endorse candidates, elect party leaders, and shape the party platform. These voter-driven meetings are a great way to get involved in the democratic process and make your voice heard—even if you’ve never been to a political meeting before. The DFL State Convention at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, is the culmination of these organizing activities. During the 2018 state convention, the DFL delegates voted to endorse Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith for Senate, Erin Murphy and Erin Maye Quade for governor and lieutenant governor, Matt Pelikan for Attorney General, as well as Steve Simon for Secretary of State and Julie Blaha for State Auditor.