About Us

We Are Democrats…We believe that anyone from any walk of life should have a fair shot in achieving their hopes and dreams…no matter their gender, faith, race, who they are or who they love.

MN Senate District 53 DFL is an Organizing Unit of the Minnesota DFL. We are a committed group of volunteers and activists in Woodbury, Maplewood, Oakdale, and Landfall, working to elect Democrats to all levels of public office, promote the party platform, advocate equality for all people and create healthy communities through service, education, and empowerment.


  • Chair, Cheryle R. Carter
  • Vice-Chair, Tom Miller
  • Secretary, Jodell Miller
  • Treasurer, Patricia Williamson
  • Outreach & Inclusion, Open

District Boundaries

You can determine your polling place using the Secretary of State’s Pollfinder.

The following documents contain the official boundary definitions for offices in which this DFL Organizing Unit has endorsement authority:

Email Address:

Mailing Address:
DFL Senate District 53
PO Box 25893, Woodbury, MN 55125

Caucus/Convention Training

The precinct is the first level of the DFL Party structure.  The precinct caucuses are a foundational pillar to the DFL Party’s grassroots history because all Minnesota constituents have the ability to participate at this level.


Those in attendance have an opportunity to speak with candidates, participate in a preferential ballot, and compose resolutions that have the potential to be forwarded to their local unit conventions and the state convention for deliberation for acceptance to the official DFL Ongoing Platform and Action Agenda.




2018-2019 Official Call

SD53 Platform (Per 3/2018 Convention)

Tou Xiong
State Representative 53A
Steve Sandell
State Representative 53B
Susan Kent
Minnesota Senator
Betty McCollum
US Congresswoman
Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan
Governor and Lt. Governor
Keith Ellison
Minnesota Attorney General
Tina Smith
United States Senator
Amy Klobuchar
United States Senator
Steve Simon
Minnesota Secretary of State
Julie Blaha
Minnesota State Auditor

News & Media

Coffee and Conversation
Jim Vlcek, Facilitator
For location and time email sd53dfl@gmail.com.





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