Senate District 38

About Us

Senate District 38 is a suburban local unit of the Minnesota DFL Party. SD38 encompasses the cities and townships of Centerville, Circle Pines, Dellwood, Hugo, Lexington, Lino Lakes, North Oaks, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, and part of Blaine.


We invite you to join us at the monthly meeting of the SD38 Central Committee. The meeting is held on the first Tuesday of each month. Due to COVID-19, all Central Committee meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. If you are interested in attending or have other questions about getting involved, please contact us at or visit us on Facebook.


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Senate District 38 uses four subcommittees to guide its work and complete projects. The subcommittees meet separately from our monthly Central Committee meetings. Below are descriptions of the subcommittees and a sign-up form. If you have questions please contact us at


Information Gathering Subcommittee


The primary role of this subcommittee is to obtain information regarding senate district issues and policy maintenance. The subcommittee will organize focus groups, host listening sessions, and gather information through surveys and data collection.


Outreach & Training Subcommittee


This subcommittee will be focused on the nuts and bolts of campaigning, with a focus on building an infrastructure that can assist candidates. This committee will work on a range of project including volunteer recruitment, voter outreach, GOTV, and establishing training activities.


Event Coordination Subcommittee


The primary role of this subcommittee will be to organize events in Senate District 38 in order to expand DFL visibility, increase involvement, and welcome more people into the party.


Candidate Recruitment Subcommittee


This subcommittee will work to identify and form relationships with local leaders with the goal of encouraging active community members to run for office in the district. The subcommittee will identify candidates for state, county, city and township offices along with school board.



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Chair: Andrea West, White Bear Lake

Associate Chair: Dean Goldberg, Circle Pines

Secretary: Becky McCoy, White Bear Lake

Treasurer: Vernon Ellingstad, White Bear Lake

Outreach: Renee Dietz, Circle Pines

Communications: Salena Koster, White Bear Township


Accommodation Resources

Here you can find some recommendations as well as resources on planning unit events.


DFL Party Documents

Here you can find the DFL Constitution, Official Call, Platform, and Action Agenda.


Staff Directory

Here you can find a list of the current DFL Staff as well as their emails to get in contact. Here are some key contacts emails: Party Affairs Questions - Training Questions - VAN Questions - PCR Questions -