About Us

Membership in this Party is open to all residents of Senate District 56 who support the principles of the DFL Party in Minnesota. No member of any other political party may vote within the DFL Party.

As a result of the 2012 re-districting, Senate District 56 was created. The Senate District is composed of three cities: Burnsville, Lakeville (northwestern corner) and Savage. The District is spread over two counties: Dakota and Scott. Within the three cities, we have twenty-three precincts. SD56 Central Committee Meetings are held the second Monday of every month starting at 6:30 PM.

The SD 56 Officers and Directors of are excited with all the energy we have seen in the two years since our creation. We have five Standing Committees that serve as the engine for all the work we do in the District. The five Committees are:

  • Campaign Coordination Committee
  • Special Events Committee
  • Outreach and Diversity Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Technology and Research Committee

The Officers, Directors, Precinct Chairs and Members who participate in our Committees are the power that makes us effective. If you are interested in actively participating in these Committees please feel free to contact us. We meet every month for our Central Committee Meetings, see our Events Calendar. Meetings start at 6:30 PM and end around 8:30 PM. We hold our meetings in several locations in order to accommodate folks in Burnsville, Lakeville and Savage.

Senate District 56 EXECUTIVE BOARD (click on names to email)

  • Garry Moore, Chair
  • Kaela Berg, Associate Chair
  • Carolyn Thornton, Secretary
  • John Larva, Treasurer
  • Mary Ann Vande Vusse, Outreach and Inclusion Officer

SD 56 DIRECTORS (click on names to email)

  • Joseph Harris
  • Lucy Buckner
  • Hunter Cantrell
  • Cynthia Clay
  • Daniel Davis
  • Susan Estill
  • Sue Fuchs
  • Roxanne Hagge
  • Michael Johnson
  • Barbara Mahowald
  • Lindsey Port
  • Zoe Robinson
  • Lawrence Sandoval
  • Sandra Sandoval
  • Arlene Wiekert
  • Richard Wiekert

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