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Welcome to the DFL Senate District 57

The Spring Cleaning Online Garage Sale Is Closed

Thanks to everyone who donated items for our Spring Cleaning Online Garage Sale and to all who purchased an item. Needless to say, it doesn’t work without both. With your help we raised nearly $300. Not a bad first time sale. I’m sure we’ve all been a bit disappointed after we’ve spent the day sitting in our garage waiting for that big pay day.

Plans are already underway for our next sale and how we can make it better. Please feel free to share any thought you might have via email.


2023 DFL Senate District 57 Nominations Open

Under its constitution, DFL Senate District 57 elects its named officers at a business meeting in odd-numbered years. The positions up for election are chair, vice chair, outreach and inclusion officer, secretary, treasurer, communications office and data officer. The senate district includes those living in Lakeville, Credit River, Elko-New Market and Eureka Township.

There are also two one-year director positions currently open. On DFL57’s executive committee. These positions are for males or others who do not identify as female.

If you would like to serve in one of these positions, you are encouraged to complete this form, after which the nominations committee will reach out to schedule a Zoom call for a screening interview. While anyone can run from the floor on the day of the meeting, participating in the nominations process is highly encouraged.

The duties of the positions can be found here.

The business meeting at which the elections will take place will be held May 17th, 2023 at the Elko New Market Library, 110 J. Roberts Way Elko New Market, MN 55054 at 6:30pm.

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.”

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.