Saint Louis 07

St. Louis 07


St. Louis 07 is a strong operating unit of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party providing organization and support for Local, State, Federal and National Democratic Endorsed candidates all across the heartland of the Iron Range in Minnesota.


**** May 31 – June 2, 2024 – MN DFL – State Convention ****

Duluth Entertainment/Convention Center

Duluth MN


From Ken Martin and the MN State DFL:

Dear 2024 State Convention Attendee,


Congratulations on being elected as a delegate, alternate, or non-voting member to the 2024 DFL State Convention!  The State Convention will be held May 31- June 2, 2024 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, MN. The convention will be called to order at 4:00 pm Friday afternoon. It will reconvene at 10:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday morning.


Start your journey to the convention by pre-registering at This is also where you will find up-to-date information on the convention including lodging options in Duluth as well as our security precautions and accommodations information. We work hard to keep the convention revenue-neutral and our costs down.  Your registration fee (Delegates $150, Alternates $75) goes a long way toward ensuring a productive, enjoyable, and successful convention for all.


Business to be conducted:

Endorsing a candidate for U.S. Senator

Electing sixteen At-Large and ten PLEO Delegates, as well as six At-Large Alternates to the 2024 Democratic National Convention

Electing four Democratic National Committee members

Electing two Presidential Electors and two Alternates

Considering resolutions to include in the DFL Ongoing Platform and Action Agenda

Considering amendments to the DFL Constitution and Bylaws


If you are interested in running for the positions of Democratic National Committee member or Presidential Elector/Alternate, you will need to apply with the DFL Nominations Committee by Thursday, May 23rd. You must apply with the committee to run for these positions. To apply as a Democratic National Committee member you will need to complete this form: and to apply for Presidential Elector/Alternate you will need to complete this form:


You can find the process and information about becoming a national convention delegate at


The DFL will be providing a quiet room (for those who need it), a mothers’ room, prayer rooms, an all-gender restroom, and accessible parking. There will also be real-time captioning during the convention’s general sessions. To request an accessibility accommodation or adaptation, such as information on accessible parking, lodging, or convention materials in alternative formats, please review the DFL accommodations page at as soon as possible.  Those interested in carpooling or sharing hotel rooms during the convention should contact their local unit delegation.

Be sure to check for the latest State Convention details.

We look forward to seeing you in Duluth!


Ken Martin

Minnesota DFL Chairman




August 13, 2024 – Primary Election

Find your polling place

August 19 – August 22, 2024 – DNC Convention

United Center, Chicago Illinois


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Our office is now OPEN!!


Hours are:

Tuesdays:  12:00 – 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays:  12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Focus on Veterans but all welcome

Thursdays:  12:00 – 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.




2630 1st Avenue, Suite 2 – Hibbing MN  55746

For more information call Cathy:  612-747-0550



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St. Louis 07 Board:

Samantha Lowen, Chair

Cliff Tobey, Vice Chair

Tom Whiteside, Secretary

Nathaniel Dropp, Treasurer

Jen Reyes, Outreach & Inclusion Officer


Directors:   Lora Anderson, Gary Corradi, Melissa Corradi, Brittany Cusak, Jesse Dahl, Cathy Daniels, Skip Dickinson, Mike Maleska, Nancy Melin, Vicky Nelson, Noah Ningen, Beth Peterson, Tina Ross and Gordon Smith

 State Central Committee Delegates: Lora Anderson & Nathaniel Dropp

 SCC Alternate Delegates: Cathy Daniels, Mike Maleska, Beth Peterson & Jen Reyes


 Join us at our office at:  2630 1st Avenue, Hibbing MN  55746

Join us on FB:  Iron Range DFL / SD7 & St. Louis Co 07 DFL



*Get your PCR reimbursement started NOW with new 2024 $$$!!!*

An easy way to support us & the DFL & get complete reimbursement. 

NOW – Your 2024 contributions will go toward continued support for our candidates and keeping the grassroots efforts alive and prosperous!!!  You can apply for a one time per year with only a few months left – Send your contribution in ASAP – Political Contribution Refund (PCR) up to $75 per individual and $150 per couple – give $75 or $150, get $75 or $150 back!” 

 Please feel free to mail your Contribution to St. Louis 07 DFL, PO Box 494, Hibbing MN  55746



Our SD7 Endorsed MN House Representative – 7A

Aron Schnaser:

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E-mail:  [email protected]

Phone:  (218)-262-9676




Our SD7 Endorsed MN House Representative – 7B

Dave Lislegard:




State Representative Dave Lislegard, 451 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul MN  55155



From the Trifecta – Democracy Delivers:


FB – May 23: The 2023 legislative session adjourned last night after we finished work on a new state budget with tremendous progress for Minnesotans.  It was a historic session in many ways, and perhaps the most consequential in Minnesota history.  Here’s an update with the highlights, including the priorities I delivered for the Iron Range.  [Legislative Update – May 23, 2023 –]


FB – August 14:  As a former city councilor and mayor, I took great pride in leading the effort as the House of Representatives’ chief author of legislation delivering the largest increase for our cities and counties across the state…The League of Minnesota Cities awarded Dave the 2023 Legislator of Distinction.



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Senator David Joseph Tomassoni

December 5, 1952 ~ August 11, 2022

Senator David J. Tomassoni, 69, of Chisholm, died Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Solvay Hospice in Duluth. He was born December 5, 1952 in Bemidji, MN, to Chester and Helen (Bertolini) Tomassoni. David was a lifelong Chisholm resident. He was united in marriage to Charlotte A. Gauvin. David was a loving, caring son, brother, father, husband, grandfather and friend. His personality was bigger than life. He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. He lit up a room when he walked in. His passion for the people of Chisholm and the Iron Range for the last 30 years in the Minnesota Legislature is second to none. He loved hockey and all sports in general, but most of all he loved his family. David has left a mark on everyone who crossed his path. He truly will be missed.

He is survived by his wife Charlotte, children: Dante (Tiffany), Danny (Anna), Chauntell (Mark) Morris; six grandchildren: Cecilia, Crosby, Wyatt, Davinia, Veronica, Josephina; sister, Mary Jo (Richard) Newbauer, brothers, John (Nancy), Dick (Jane).
He is preceded in death by his parents.


***He is also survived by a multitude of friends across the Iron Range and the entire state of Minnesota.  His legacy will live on forever in our hearts and the memories created over a lifetime of this dedicated and truly wonderful soul.***


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In loving memory of a life well lived Patty!

Patricia Lila “Patty” Murto

June 7, 1950 ~ June 25, 2022


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In Remembrance of Monica Tobey

Wife of our Friend and Vice Chair Cliff Tobey

Monica Jean Plombon-Tobey

December 15, 1975 ~ April 15, 2022



In Remembrance of our dear friend Donyta

Donyta J. Wright

1935 ~ January 20, 2022


In Memory

Joseph James Moren

October 2, 1930 ~ November 11, 2021


In Memory

Thomas Martin Rukavina

August 23, 1950 ~ January 7, 2019



Accommodation Resources

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DFL Party Documents

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