About Us

Our purpose is to support all Democratic Farmer Labor Candidates.

Learn more about SD 26 at senatedistrict26dfl.com 

Our Leadership

Chair: Jen Verhagen

Jen Verhagen was born and raised in Holland, Michigan. (If you ask her where she is from, she’ll show you on her hand.) She graduated from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Liberal Studies in Organizational Leadership. She was previously the Communications Officer and President of the Young Democrats of Olmsted County.

Her goals for being chair this term are to continue to modernize the party through outreach, increase the visibility of the party in the community, create a more inclusive environment, and foster communication that conveys the DFL Values. If you would like to connect, please email her at jen.verhagen90@gmail.com

Vice-Chair: Tyler Bussian
Tyler Bussian is from Lena, Illinois, a little town in the northern part of the state. He graduated cum laude from DePauw University in Green Castle, Indiana with a major in Biology and minor in Political Science. Currently, he’s a PhD Candidate for a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology here in Rochester. Over the next two years, he hopes to increase the communication within SD26 and establish a more modernized system of organization and outreach. If you would like to contact Tyler, feel free to email him at vicechair.sd26.dfl@gmail.com.

Treasurer: Anastasia Folpe

Secretary: Karen MacLaughlin

Outreach and Inclusion Officer: Mary Anderson


News & Media

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Our Upcoming Events

Join us for our 4th Annual FDR Dinner on October 14, 2018!

Purchase your tickets here: secure.actblue.com/donate/fdrdinner18

*Please note. Payment will be made to Olmsted 25 DFL, and funds will be shared with SD 26.