Crow Wing

Our Mission: The Crow Wing County DFL,  a unit of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor party,  provides organization and support for local, state, and national Democratic candidates, and provides a vehicle for participation in the democratic process.


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Issues:See our party platform (Ongoing Platform + Action Agenda) for issues that are important to us. A few of these issues are:

  • Equal opportunities for everyone
  • Quality affordable public education
  • Workers right to organize and bargain collectively
  • A clean, safe environment
  • Taxes based on income / ability to pay
  • The right to a secure retirement for everyone
  • A national, single-payer health care system to provide full coverage for ALL citizens

Crow Wing DFL Fall FUNdraiser: Sign up for a Zoom meeting invite for the CWC DFL Rally & FUNdraiser at:

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Get voting information and register to vote HERE!

Your vote is important!

Meetings:  The Crow Wing DFL Executive Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month, 6pm, at Wings Café, 16384 Airport Rd #7 (3.41 mi) Brainerd, MN.  This is an open meeting to all area Democrats.. Call (218) 270-8030 for details.  The August meeting will be on the 12th.

Contributions: The Crow Wing County DFL (Campaign Finance Reg#20271) needs your donations to support our mission and the basic principles of our organization.  Donations can be made securely on-line by visiting our ActBlue Contribution page or can be sent to our mailing address. The Crow Wing County DFL uses contributions to fund a myriad of activities. Our expenditures support the basic principles outlined in our mission statement. Some of the items we use your contributions for include:

  • Contributions to candidates for use in their campaigns
  • Operating expenses for the Crow Wing County DFL organizing unit
  • Maintenance of an office during election years
  • Mailings
  • Conventions
  • Fair booth
  • Yard signs and other campaign materials

The Minnesota Political Campaign Refund (PCR)
provides refunds of $50/individual or $100/couple
per year for contributions made to Minnesota political
parties and candidates for state offices.

Thank you to those who have donated already.

Volunteer:The Crow Wing County DFL is always in need of your help. There are a number of tasks to be done during each election cycle and we are always interested in hearing from new people. Call or email us for more information.

Executive Committee 2020 – 2022:


Tiffany Stenglein Chair
Tom Besnett Vice Chair
Sally Boos Secretary
Martha Stenglein Treasurer
Kathryn Hegstrom  Outreach & Inclusion


Don Bye Director
Shannon Crosby Director
Marcia Ferris Director – Communications / Social Media Admin
Jim Grgurich Director
Julie Hella Director
Tracy Lyons Director
Dale Menk Director
Robert Nesheim Director – Fair Booth Coordinator
Eric Norquist Director – Technology / Website / FaceBook Admin
Nate Parsons Director
Bruce Peck Director
Gail Rach Director – FaceBook Admin / Graphics Design
Martha Rustad Director
Sharron Ryappy Director
Brett Severson Director
Betty Simenstad Director
Ed Shaw Director
Lori Tomberlin Director


Accommodation Resources

Here you can find some recommendations as well as resources on planning unit events.


DFL Party Documents

Here you can find the DFL Constitution, Official Call, Platform, and Action Agenda.


Staff Directory

Here you can find a list of the current DFL Staff as well as their emails to get in contact. Here are some key contacts emails: Party Affairs Questions - Training Questions - VAN Questions - PCR Questions -