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


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

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 Bar and Grill.

20520 NE Polk St.
Cedar, MN 55011

NOTE: Due to conflicts with the Anoka and Isanti County Fairs, the SD31 July meeting is cancelled.

Upcoming meeting dates:

August 22, 2019
September 26, 2019
October 24, 2019