About Us

Senate District 31 includes most of Anoka County. It also includes parts of Isanti and Sherburne counties.

It includes the following cities, townships, (and city precincts):
Andover (Precinct 6), Athens Township, Bethel, Bradford Township, Columbus Township, Ham Lake, Linwood Township, Livonia Township, East Bethel, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Spencerbeook Township, Standford Township, Saint Francis, Zimmerman

Provide organizational support to local, state and national Democratic candidates. Create and sustain interest in the Democratic Farmer Labor Party in our area. Foster and promote understanding of the issues and ideals of the DFL party. Provide a vehicle for participation in the Democratic process in our area.

Monthly Meetings:
We meet on the fourth Thursday every month at Hidden Haven, 20520 Polk Street Northeast, East Bethel, MN 55011. Those who arrive early are encouraged to have an open discussion forum and to order food before the meeting starts at 7:00pm.

SD31 Party Leadership

Chair – Tom Paulson

(763) 670-5167


1st Vice Chair, 8th District – Judith Schaubach

2nd Vice Chair, 6th District – Zarina Baber

Outreach Officer – Michael Schroeder

Secretary – Jim Hunter

Treasurer – Frank Scouten

State Central Committee Members

  • Tom Paulson
  • Judy Schaubach
  • Zarina Baber
  • Gary Oman

Anoka County DFL Delegates

  • Dorothea Lidinsky
  • Scott Thompson

SD31 Candidates

The following candidates were endorsed by SD31 during the 2018 election cycle.

Brad Brown
Minnesota House District 31A
Susan Larson
Minnesota House District 31B
Ian Todd
Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, US House

SD31 Monthly Newsletter

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Our Upcoming Events

Note – this website will generally only list permanently recurring events. For a more complete list of SD31 events, please visit our Facebook page at

SD31 Central Committee Meeting

This is the monthly meeting for the members of the Senate District 31 Central Committee and other DFLers who want to know what’s going on in our area. This includes Precinct Chairs and anyone newly elected!

We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month, in the meeting room of Hidden Haven Restaurant and Bar.

20520 NE Polk St.
Cedar, MN 55011


Upcoming meeting dates:

January 23, 2020
February 27, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 23, 2020
May 28, 2020
June 25, 2020

February 25, 2020 – Minnesota State Precinct Caucuses

March 3, 2020 – Minnesota Presidential Primary Election

April 4, 2020 – Senate District 31 Convention

August 13, 2020 – Minnesota State Primary Election

November 11, 2020 – General Election