SD59 State Convention

Minnesota DFL Party Moves State Convention Online

St. Paul – Today, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party announced that the Party’s State Convention will, for the first time in the 76 year history of the party, no longer be held in-person. The convention will instead be moved online and conducted via a remote balloting system.

The Minnesota DFL Party’s State Convention was originally scheduled for May 30-31 in Rochester.

Ken Martin, Chairman of the Minnesota DFL Party, released the following statement:

“Today, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s Executive Committee made the difficult decision to move the DFL Party’s State Convention online due to the ongoing threat posed by COVID-19.

“I understand this is disappointing for our grassroots activists, party leaders, and endorsed candidates, and I share their disappointment. Our State Convention has historically been a tremendous opportunity for DFLers to hear from our elected officials, network with other activists, and learn more about the stakes of the upcoming elections. However, our first responsibility is to protect the health and well-being of the people of Minnesota.

“It is crucial we all remember that by staying home, we are protecting the health care workers, first responders, child care providers, and grocers on the front lines of this pandemic. By staying home, we are taking care of older Minnesotans and those with compromised immune systems. By staying home, we are saving lives. While this was not an easy decision to come to, I am confident that it is the right one and that DFL Party members will understand the urgent need to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

April 24, 2020
Contact: Brian Evans


We are the DFL party unit for Minnesota’s 59th Senate District covering North Minneapolis, the Warehouse District, Elliot Park, parts of downtown Minneapolis and Bryn Mawr.

DFL SD 59 Officers:

  • Chair, Jeffrey Strand
  • Vice- Chair, Kathleen Schuler
  • Secretary, Erica Pieske
  • Treasurer, Amy Bergquist
  • Outreach Officer, Raymond Muse
  • Communications Director, Aaron Schindler


  • David Boyd
  • Bonnsy Vue
  • Marvin Innes
  • Catherine Fleming
  • Queen Kimmons
  • Michael Nagell
  • Bernard Robinson
  • Georgianna Yantos
  • Aaron Hill
  • Tyler Balbuena
  • Caroline (Carly) Cummiskey
  • Eric Won

State Central Committee Delegates (D) and Alternates (A):

  • Sheree Breedlove-D
  • Mike Fedor-D
  • Kim Jeppesen-D
  • Jessica Monette-D
  • Bernard Robinson-D
  • Joanne Hager-A
  • Mike Nagell-A
  • Joe Mullery-A
  • Hannah Pritchard-A
  • Bonnsy Vue-A
  • Aaron Hill-A
  • Georgianna Yantos-A

Elected Officials

Bobby Joe Champion
State Senate, District 59

Raymond Dehn
State Representative, District 59B

Fue Lee
State Representative, District 59A

Senate District 59 Campaign Links and Information Election 2020

Senator Bobby Jo Champion campaign website:

Senate District 59 Candidate,  Suleiman Isse

Meet Isse

SD59A Representative Fue LeeSenate District 59

SD59B  Representative Raymond Dehn campaign website:

SD59B Representative Candidate Esther Agbaje

SD59B Representative Candidate Lisa Neal-Delgado

SD59B Representative Candidate Isaiah Whitmore

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