PRESS RELEASE

November 10, 2022

DFL Party Statement on Senator Kari Dziedzic’s Election as Senate Majority Leader

DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement after Senate DFLers elected Kari Dziedzic as the Senate Majority Leader:

“Congratulations to Senator Kari Dziedzic on her election as the Minnesota Senate Majority Leader. I have known Senator Dziedzic for a long time and she has the vision and the drive to lead Senate DFLers forward into this exciting new time for our party and our state. The people of Minnesota have placed their trust in us, and I am confident that Senator Dziedzic, her leadership team, and our new majorities have what it takes to deliver for Minnesotans.”

“I would also like to extend my most heartfelt thanks to Senator Melisa López Franzen for her tremendous leadership of the Senate DFL Caucus. Her relentless campaigning and dedication to our cause is what delivered us a DFL Senate majority, a trifecta, and the ability to make a difference in people’s lives. While the legislation we pass in the next two years won’t have her name on it, Senator López Franzen owns a huge stake in what our DFL majorities accomplish.”

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