Senate District 07

Senate District 7


Senate District 7 is the Endorsing 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 ~ Working alongside St. Louis County 07 DFL OU.

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Wishing you all good health and happiness throughout the New Year and looking forward to working together toward the next horizon and 2024.
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We are extremely proud to have helped re-elect our State DFL Leaders:

Governor – Tim Walz, Lt. Governor – Peggy Flannigan, Attorney General – Keith Ellison, Secretary of State – Steve Simon & State Auditor – Julie Blaha … AND retained the MN House while regaining the MN Senate!!

  Thank you to all of you who worked on the campaigns, volunteered and contributed.  We look forward to a productive and prosperous New Year!!!



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


Cathy Daniels, Chair – PO Box   494, Hibbing MN  55746

Cell:  218-440-1803

[email protected]

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Senate District 7 Executive Board:

Cathy Daniels, Chair

Johnnie Forrest, Vice Chair

Samantha Lowen, Secretary

Nathaniel Dropp, Treasurer

Travis Paulson, Outreach & Inclusion Officer

MN State Central Committee Alternate Delegate is:  

Vicki Nelson

Directors:  Lora Anderson, Bev Brown, Nathaniel Coward, John “Skip” Dickenson, George Erickson, Hannah Forti, Timothy Klumpner, Michael Maleska, Nancy Melin, Vicki Nelson, Dan Pierce & Gordon Smith.



Easy way to support us & the DFL & get complete reimbursement. 

NOW – Your 2023 contributions go toward continued support for our candidates and keeping the grassroots efforts alive and prosperous!!!  You can apply for a once per year Political Contribution Refund (PCR) up to $50 per individual and $100 per couple – give $50 or $100, get $50 or $100 back!” 

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




Thank you Ben DeNucci for a hard fought campaign – we’re sorry the outcome wasn’t what we wanted. We wish you all the best as we work together for SD7 and the Range toward the New Year!


From Ben DeNucci on Nov. 9th:

Words cannot express how immensely grateful, honored, and humbled I am to have felt the support during my campaign for Minnesota State Senate. Thank you so much to everyone who believed in this campaign and turned out to vote. I am especially thankful to our volunteers who door knocked for hours and often in the cold, to my family for their continued support, and to my team who worked long hours over the last months. I truly believe the Northland is the best place to live in Minnesota, and we need champions in the legislature who will represent our unique communities and fight for local jobs. I congratulate Rob Farnsworth on a hard-fought campaign — I wish him nothing but the best and my personal support as he begins the hard work of moving our region forward. Thank you!


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Senator David Joseph Tomassoni

December 5, 1952 ~ August 11, 2022

From the Rupp Funeral Home, Chisholm:

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Chisholm, with Fr. Paul Strommer as celebrant. Visitation will begin Thursday, August 18 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and continue for one hour prior to the Mass in the church. Interment will be private in Chisholm Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Chisholm.

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.

A special thanks to the amazing staff at Solvay Hospice for taking such great care of him in his final months.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to Never Surrender.


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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


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.