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, Spencer Brook Township, Stanford Township, Saint Francis, Zimmerman

SD31 provides organizational support to local, state and national Democratic candidates. Creates and sustains interest in the Democratic Farmer Labor Party in our area. Fosters and promotes understanding of the issues and ideals of the DFL party. Provides a vehicle for participation in the Democratic process in our area.

SD31 Monthly Business 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


Those who arrive early are encouraged to have an open discussion forum and to order food before the meeting starts at 7:00pm.

COVID-19 Update – Due to the coronavirus situation, the monthly meetings at Hidden Haven are for the time being held online via Zoom at their normally scheduled date and time (7:00 pm on the fourth Thursday of the month). To learn more about future meetings, check the Events section of this website, or our FaceBook page.


SD31 Party Leadership

Chair – Tom Paulson

(763) 670-5167


1st Vice Chair, 8th District – Judy Schaubach

2nd Vice Chair, 6th District – Lynn Fiscus

Outreach Officer – Michael Schroeder

Secretary – Jim Hunter

Treasurer – Frank Scouten


  • Karen Strike
  • Connie Skillingstad
  • Tiffany Weeks
  • Diane Schultz
  • Katherine Kretchmar
  • Mel Aanerud
  • Brian Mann
  • Randy Plaisance
  • Dean Lewis
  • Brad Brown
  • Terran Stenger

State Central Committee Members

  • Tom Paulson
  • Judy Schaubach
  • Lynn Fiscus
  • Gary Oman (Alternate)
  • Paul Clasen (Alternate)
  • Karen Strike (Alternate)

Anoka County DFL Delegates

  • Mel Aanerud
  • Lynn Fiscus

SD31 Candidates

The following Senate District 31 candidates have been endorsed to represent the DFL during the 2020 Election.

Brad Brown
Minnesota House District 31A
Susan Larson
Minnesota House District 31B
Kate Luthner
Minnesota Senate District 31

SD31 Monthly Newsletter

To stay informed about happenings in SD31, subscribe to our email list via the “Subscribe” button below. You will receive the SD31 Monthly Newsletter and occasional notifications of special events.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Oct 7 – Vice Presidential Debate.

Oct 13 – Anoka County Senior Caucus 1:00 pm via Zoom.

Oct 13 – Last day to pre-register for General Election http://mnvotes.org.

Oct 15 – Presidential Debate.

Oct 19 – Anoka County DFL meeting 7:00 pm via Zoom.

Oct 22 – Presidential Debate.

Oct 22 – SD 31 DFL Business Meeting 7:00 pm. Zoom invite will be emailed to Central Committee Members. Other DFLers wishing to attend can email chair@sd31dfl.org to request an invite.

Nov 2 – Last day for in-person absentee voting for General Election http://mnvotes.org.

Nov 3 – General Election http://mnvotes.org.