For information about the 2019 SD57 Convention, or about running for a party unit officer position, please scroll down.


We are the Democratic Party in Apple Valley, Rosemount, Coates, and the part of Lakeville between 160th and 180th and between Diamond Path and Flagstaff.

Our mission is to promote Democratic principles throughout our diverse community.

We do this by increasing community involvement, by supporting and electing DFL candidates in Senate District 57, and by raising funds to help our candidates win elections.

There are 2 House Districts with in Senate District 57, House Districts 57A and 57B.  See the maps below to find out which you’re in.  You can also visit


We are proud to be represented by Democrats in the MN Senate and in both of our seats in the MN House!  Thank you to our Senator Greg Clausen, and to our Representatives Robert Bierman (57A) and John Huot (57B).


DFL Senate District 57 Leadership Team:

  • Chair: Nancy Stroessner,
  • Vice-Chair: Bill Middlecamp
  • Outreach and Inclusion Officer: Linda Garrett-Johnson
  • Secretary: Judy Finger
  • Treasurer: Jeff Anderson


    • Ruth Block
    • Liz Carlson
    • John Corcoran
    • Roger Gehrke
    • Kyle Koch
    • Roxanne Mindeman
    • Shaun Pannu
    • Janet Rohlf
    • Mark Stroessner
    • Ken Wilson
    • Marcy Woodruff

Additional members of our Executive Committee are Felonise Pitchford, Fay Coggshall, Robin Conley, Brenda Rivera, and Linda Larson.

Learn more about the DFL

Calendar of Events

Click here for our SD57 DFL calendar.

Upcoming Events


Our 2019 SD57 DFL Convention will be held on Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at the Dakota County United Educators Office, 6950 146th St. W., Suite 112, Apple Valley.  Registration will open at 9:30 a.m.

At this convention, delegates and upgraded alternates (the very same people who were delegates and alternates to the 2018 SD57 DFL Convention) will elect our 2019-2021 SD57 Chair, Vice Chair, Outreach & Inclusion Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, and two Directors to fill the remaining one year of two 2018-2020 terms.

Our Convention Agenda is here.

Our Convention Rules are here.

If you are a delegate or alternate, you should have gotten a postcard notice of the convention in the mail.

From our Nominations Committee:

Make a difference. Promote the values that keep Minnesota and America strong, fair, healthy, and inclusive. Volunteer for a DFL party leadership role with Senate District 57. Currently screening for:

  • * Chair
  • * Vice Chair
  • * Outreach and Inclusion Officer
  • * Secretary
  • * Treasurer
  • * 2 Directors, one not identifying as male, and one of any gender, to fill the second year of a two-year term.

Officer job descriptions can be found here.

Interested in screening for one of these positions?  Please start by completing a screening questionnaire, found here.

Screening interviews with the Nominations Committee will be held Tuesday, April 2, 5:30-7:30pm; Wednesday, April 3, 5:30-7:30pm; and Saturday, April 6, 10:00am-1:00pm at the Apple Valley Library (14955 Galaxie Ave.). Contact Rick Condon to schedule an interview with the Committee ( or leave a message at 952-431-2309).



Our monthly meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:15 (doors open at 6:45) at the Dakota County United Educators (DCUE) Office at 6950 146th St. W., Suite 112, Apple Valley.  Are you a Democrat who lives in Apple Valley, Rosemount, Coates, or Lakeville Precincts 16 or 17?  Please join us!


Free!  Come for a thought-provoking movie and discussion, the first Friday of every month at 7 p.m.(doors open at 6:30) at the DCUE office, 6950 146th St. W., #112, Apple Valley.  For more info, contact Bill Middlecamp,

This month’s Progressive Movie, Friday, April 5 

Race:  The Power of an Illusion

This three-part documentary series produced by California Newsreel investigates the idea of race in society, science and history. The division of people into distinct categories—”white”, “black”, “yellow”, “red”—has become so widely accepted and so deeply rooted that most people do not think to question its veracity. This three-hour documentary challenges the idea of race as biology and traces our current notions to the 19th century. It also demonstrates how race nevertheless has a continuing impact through institutions and social policies. –Wikipedia

Episode Two – The Story We Tell

Explore the roots of the race concept, including the 19th-century science that justified it and how it gains such a hold over our minds.

Viewing the episodes in order isn’t necessary, but segments of episode one can be viewed on YouTube if if you missed last month’s screening.

Doors at 6:30, movie at 7:00, discussion follows the movie. A free-will offering will be collected.

Grab a friend and join us. Light snacks provided, and BYOSnack as you like.