About Us

Since our Party’s inception on, April 15, 1944, we have continually worked to elect strong DFL candidates to public office, act as a voice for the people of our state, and to encourage all citizens to become politically active in their communities. In the course of our Party’s history much has been accomplished and we at the DFL Party will continue working for a better Minnesota and nation into tomorrow and beyond.

The Minnesota Seventh Congressional District DFL supports and works to enact the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party and strives to sustain the foundations in our Party’s grassroots history. We believe that every American and Minnesotan, regardless of their background or other immutable traits, has a right to stable employment with fair wages, to a proper education, to raise and provide for a family, to accessible and affordable healthcare, to live in safe communities, and to retire with dignity and security.

Our Leadership

CD 7 Officers:

Chair:  Jennifer Cronin (CD7DFLChair@gmail.com)
Vice Chair:  Paul Schwarz
Outreach Director:  Dyna Slyter
Treasurer: Lon Renberg
Secretary:  Sue Kraft
Social Media & Technology:  Eric Monson


This year we have plenty of DFL-endorsed candidates to get excited about all throughout CD7. Below are the candidates running this year. Click their names to be directed to the candidate’s Facebook pages, where you can stay up to date on events, donate, and support our candidates:

U.S. Senate – Senator Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senate – Senator Tina Smith

U.S. Congress – Representative Collin Peterson

Governor – Erin Murphy

Attorney General – Julie Blaha

Secretary of State – Steve Simon

Attorney General – Matt Pelikan

1A MN House – Steven Moeller

1B MN House – Brent Lindstrom

2A MN House – Michael Northbird

2B MN House – Karen Branden

4A MN House – Rep. Ben Lien

4B MN House – Rep. Paul Marquart

8A MN House – Brittney Johnson

8B MN House – Gail Kulp

9A MN House – Alex Hering

9B MN House – Stephen Browning

12A MN House – Murray Smart

12B MN House – Ben Schirmers

16A MN House – Tom Wyatt-Yerka

16B MN House – Marinda “Mindy” Kimmel

17A MN House – Lyle Koenen

17B MN House – Anita Flowe

18A MN House – Justin Vold

18B MN House – Ashley Latzke

22A MN House – Maxwell Kaufman

22B MN House – Cheniqua Johnson

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