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Welcome to the DFL Senate District 57

2024 SD57 Caucus Central

You can make a difference in this year's elections.

All Senate District 57 DFL precincts will be caucusing at Lakeville South High School on Tuesday, February 27, with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. (Food will also be available at 5:30pm.) At precinct caucus, you can advocate for issues you care about through resolutions, run to be a DFL precinct officer, and become a delegate to our senate district convention.  Sign up and download a resolutions form in the section below.

Yes! I can attend the precinct caucuses on February 27.

I want to be involved but I can’t make it in person to the precinct caucuses.

Email the form to

I have a resolution that I want to introduce.

Click here for more informations about caucuses from the Minnesota DFL.

Join your local Democrats in the Lakeville area

Apply to be a director or for one of our other open positions!

DFL57 (Lakeville, Credit River, Elko New Market & Eureka) has opened applications for 11 Directors on the DFL57 Central Committee and six positions on the DFL State Central Committee, to be elected at its convention on Saturday, March 9 at Century Middle School. You may still apply if you are out of town on March 9. Download this PDF for an application and a description of the open positions.

There is also an open position for Data and Technology Officer. If you want to talk to someone about these positions before applying, call the nominations committee co-chair Chuck at 952-201-6328.

You can also run for Precinct Chair or Vice Chair on Caucus Night

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Each of DFL57’s 24 precincts will elect a Precinct Chair and Vice Chair that evening to a two year term. These positions are also voting members in the DFL57 Central Committee.*

Anyone who considers themselves a Democrat is welcome to participate in the  Statewide Precinct Caucuses set for Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 6:30pm-8pm. DFL 57 will meet at Lakeville South High School. (We will be serving a complimentary chili dinner from 5:30pm-6:30pm)

*There is no application for these positions — you simply raise your hand and nominate yourself at the caucus.  Go here for more information about the caucus.

The DFL seeks to end discrimination and bigotry in all its forms and to inspire broad participation in our party. As part of our commitment to outreach and inclusion, we will take affirmative steps to increase the participation of members of all underrepresented communities. When you vote in party elections, remember this commitment includes electing members of underrepresented communities to positions both within the DFL party and in public office.

Brian Cohn Dives Into the 2024 SD57B House Race

The Brian Cohn for Minnesota campaign has officially launched with an eye on turning the House District 57B Blue. At an event at Barley and Vine in Lakeville on November 11th, Brian introduced himself and outlined his priorities.

Brian Already has plans for getting together including his first Listening Session on Dec. 9 at Caribou Coffee (near Cedar and Dodd) at 9:00 on December 9 for a listening session. This is an opportunity to let Brian know what’s on your mind and what you’d like to see accomplished in the next legislative session.

Be sure to visit the Brian Cohn for Minnesota website and sign up to help and make a donation to get Brian elected in 2024.

Our Second Precinct Party Was Great

Thanks to the members of Precinct 7 for coming by for another of our Neighborhood Block Parties at Prairie Lake Park Pavilion Lakeville.

Look for our next event soon. 

Highlights from the Patriotic Chicken Dinner FUN-raiser!

About DFL Senate District 57

DFL 57 is one of about 100 organizing units that are part of the state Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) party.

  • There are 8 congressional districts in Minnesota. Senate District 57 is part of Congressional District 2 (CD2). 
  • CD2 is represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Democratic Congresswoman Angie Craig.


Find out more about SD57 here…

Is the Democratic Party right for you?

If you agree with even a couple of the following statements, the DFL might be a home for you. Come to caucus to help define our goals for 2022.

  • Masks and vaccines are small prices to pay to help move past the pandemic; all of us who can should do our part to help.
  • “The science” changes because we learn more all the time; we live in a world where we are curious, continue to learn and don’t demand absolutes.
  • America is strong enough to re-assess our history to understand where we came from and where we are going.
  • The evidence of climate change is all around us. Human activity is in large part to blame.
  • Our elections are largely open, fair and accurate – even when we don’t like the outcomes.
  • It’s wrong when people are treated differently because of the color of their skin, the god they worship, who they love or how they identify.
  • Schools should be safe places for our children – and free from politics and religion (except if those are the subject of a class).
  • Sen. Paul Wellstone was right when he said “We all do better when we all do better.”

Celebrating Black History Month with Janeen Dednam-Wright

It’s not surprising that Janeen Dednam-Wright celebrates Black history 365 days a year. She’s the outreach and inclusion officer for DFL Senate District 57, and she knows there is much work to be done. Having spent the majority of her career in the healthcare and environmental sectors, issues such

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Issues Important to DFL57

DFL57 continues to be involved in issues that impact the voters in our district. Please check back often to find out more about the issues that impact you and your family, as well as what you can do to get involved.

Health Care Forum Highlights

SD57 welcomed Health Care For All Minnesota for Fixing How We Pay for Health Care, Now That We’ve Tried Everything Else presented by Anne C. Jones  MA, BSN, RN Vice-Chair of the Board of Health Care for All Minnesota.

What is the impact of our multi-payer system on health spending in the U.S. and in Minnesota, on overall health outcomes, on individuals, families, and businesses?  What’s the answer?  Are there steps we can take?  Haven’t we already tried?  What are some of the barriers to change?  What are the principles and features of a comprehensive, affordable, high quality health care system that would cover all Minnesotans?  How can you help us fix how we pay for health care in MN and in the U.S.?

Check out the slide deck above and download the handouts from the event here. 

HCAMN One-Page Summary
Commitment to Act HCAMN
Threats to Medicare
Fixing How We Pay for Health Care – SD 57 DFL – Wed., Sept 20, 2023 7pm Slide Deck