About Us

The Hubbard County DFL, a unit of the Minnesota DFL, provides support for local, state and national Democratic candidates, fosters and promotes understanding of current issues and provides ways to participate in the democratic process.

“The moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those that are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

It is the Hubbard County DFL’s goal to assure that government lives up to this test since it is still true that the strength of a nation is determined by how the marginalized people in that nation are treated. Our priorities are to insure: 1) every person in our society has access to affordable health care and an affordable education, 2) workers have the right to organize and bargain collectively, and 3) the economic well-being of rural communities is protected through the preservation of small business and family farms.

Carolyn Spangler hubbardcountydfl@gmail.com (218)252-9970

Vice Chair/Outreach Officer
Dan Wilde stolpilot.wilde@gmail.com (218)252-5232

Lu Ann Hurd-Lof luann47@gmail.com (218)820-2716

Beth Baker-Knuttila bbk@unitelc.com (218)732-9441

Deanna Johnson nanakay@unitelc.com (218)237-1721
Al Judson joal1969@gmail.com (218)699-3204
Mike Kovacovich kovac@paulbunyan.net
Marty Leistikow martyleistikow@gmail.com
Rod Nordberg rod.nordberg@gmail.com
Maurice Spangler mauricespangler@gmail.com (218)252-9513
Joel Vorhes joelvorhes@gmail.com
Irene Weis ilweis@arvig.net (218)732-8271

Hubbard County DFL In Action:


Our Candidates

The Hubbard County DFL is working hard to elect candidates Michael Northbird, a resident of Farden Township in Hubbard County, for MN House District 2A; Karen Branden, Rochert, for MN House District 2B and John Persell for MN House District 5A.

Michael Northbird
Candidate for MN House 2A
Karen Branden
Candidate for MN House 2B

News & Media

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Our Upcoming Events

You’re invited to a Meet and Greet and Fundraiser for Michael Northbird 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Woodland Store in Lake George (37147 US 71).

The Hubbard County DFL will participate in World Science Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 in the fellowship hall at Calvary Lutheran Church. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plans include an electric car display in the church parking lot. The program includes essays from Park Rapids High School students and Brita Sailer speaking on “The Big Picture.” Other topics will be sustainability, local recycling efforts, energy efficiency and changes in local flora. This year’s theme is World Science Day for Peace and Development.

The Hubbard County DFL will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at the Park Rapids Area Library, 210 1st Street East, Park Rapids. A discussion group meets at 6 p.m.