About Us

Our Mission: Aitkin and Crow Wing counties comprise Senate District 10. The Senate District 10 DFL (Campaign Finance Reg# 20849), a unit of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor party, endorses and supports DFL candidates for our state legislative and senate seats.

Issues: See our party platform (Ongoing Platform + Action Agenda) for issues that are important to us. A few of these issues are:

  • Equal opportunities for everyone
  • Quality affordable public education
  • Workers right to organize and bargain collectively
  • A clean, safe environment
  • Taxes based on income / ability to pay
  • The right to a secure retirement for everyone
  • A national, single-payer health care system to provide full coverage for ALL citizens

Meetings: Our next meeting is January 26, 4:00pm at the Aitkin Public Library, 110 1st Ave NE, Aitkin, MN 56431. This meeting is to setup our convention which will be held on April 25, 2020, at the Crosby High School.

You can make a difference!

Get voting information and register to vote HERE!

Your vote is important!

Contributions: In order to support our mission and the basic principles of our organization, the Senate District 10 DFL Party (Campaign Finance Reg# 20849) needs your support. Donations can be made on-line or can be sent to our mailing address. The Senate District 10 DFL uses contributions to fund a myriad of activities. Our expenditures support the basic principles outlined in our mission statement. Some of the items we use your contributions for include:

  • Contributions to candidates for use in their campaigns
  • Operating expenses for the Senate District 10 DFL organizing unit
  • Mailings
  • Conventions
  • Yard signs and other campaign materials

Thank you to those who have donated already.

Volunteer: The Senate District 10 DFL is always in need of your help. There are a number of tasks to be done during each election cycle and we are always interested in hearing from new people. Call or email us for more information.

Contact Information:
Senate District 10 DFL
PO Box 254
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 820-9508
Map of Senate District 10
Eric Norquist: Webmaster

Executive Committee 2018 – 2020:

Stephen Samuelson (Brainerd) Chair
Shirley Pick (Palisade) Vice Chair
Lisa Foote (Baxter) Secretary
Thomas Legg (Palisade) Treasurer
Tracy Lyons (Brainerd) Outreach & Inclusion
Wayne Altonen (Ironton) Director
Tom Besnett (Pine River) Director
Sarah Dagg (Cross Lake) Director
Roger Lynn (Cross Lake) Director
Peter Neifert (Brainerd) Director
Jacob Niesen (Swatara) Director
Eric Norquist (Brainerd) Director
Bruce Peck (Cross Lake) Director
Sharron Ryappy (Brainerd) Director
Martha Stenglein (Brainerd) Director
Tiffany Stenglein (Brainerd) Director
Erin Wagner (Aitkin) Director


Our Endorsed Candidates

Thank you for all of your hard work.

Dale Menk
Minnesota House District 10A
Phil Yetzer
Minnesota House District 10B

News & Media

Get the latest news from our team!

Our Upcoming Events

A Meet & Greet event will be held for

Quinn Nystrom

Candidate for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District
for the United States House

Quinn Nystrom is a former Baxter City Councilwoman and lifetime advocate for persons with diabetes. She’s running to lower the cost of prescription drugs and fight the influence of pharmaceutical companies.
January 20, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 At the 40 club in Aitkin.

Donate Here!

Questions: contact Sam Rivers, Campaign Manager
301-254-7533 or sam@quinnforcongress.com

Paid for and authorized by Quinn for Congress
Contributions or gifts to Quinn for Congress are not tax-deductible.
Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer of individuals who contribute in excess of $200 in an election cycle. Federal law requires that only personal funds or funds from federally registered Political Action Committees (PACs) can be accepted. Corporate checks or funds, funds from foreign nationals, and contributions made in the name of another cannot
be accepted. Contributions cannot be made from the treasury of an entity or person who is a federal contractor. Contributions from employees of a federal contractor are acceptable. Individuals may contribute up to $2,700 per election ($5,400 for the cycle) and multi-candidate Political Action Committees may contribute up to $5,000 per election ($10,000 per cycle).