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 PlatformAction 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

Meet Jennifer Schultz!
U.S. House Candidate for CD8
June 30 4:00 – 6:00
Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN

You can make a difference!

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 the Crow Wing County DFL office at 223 Washington Street, Brainerd, MN. This is an open meeting to all area Democrats.

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
  • Office and operating expenses for the Crow Wing County DFL organizing unit
  • Mailings
  • Conventions
  • Fair booth
  • Yard signs and other campaign materials

The Minnesota Political Campaign Refund (PCR)

provides refunds of $75/individual or $150/couple

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 2023 – 2025:


Kimberly Slipy Chair
Kyle Unzeitig Vice Chair
Kathy Hegstrom Secretary
Martha Stenglein Treasurer
Sally Boos Outreach and Inclusion Officer
Denise Slipy Communications Officer
Eric Norquist Data and Technology Officer


Tom Besnett Director
Earl Butendoff Director
Don Bye Director
Kelli Durkin Director
Mary Frost Director
Jermey Good Director
Deborah Halsted Director
Paulette Hansen Director
Julie Hella Director
Cory Kovatovich Director
Dale Menk Director
Debra Mudgett Director
Emma Needham Director
Robert Nesheim Director – Fair Booth Coordinator
Rick Paulsen Director
Bruce Peck Director
Sharron Ryappy Director
Betty Simenstad Director
Tiffany Stenglein 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.