Senate District 09
Senate District 09
Senate District 09 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 Northwestern part of Minnesota which includes Wilkin County, Traverse County, Grant County, western third of Douglas County and Otter Tail County. We are in Congressional District 07.
Spring is here and we wish everyone good health and happiness. We are looking forward to working together toward the next horizon and 2024.
We are extremely proud to have 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.
What the Minnesota Legislature Passed This Session
From legalizing cannabis to codifying abortion protections, this has been a historically productive session for Minnesota’s legislature.
Abortion Rights Protections
Democracy for the People Act
Gun Control: Red Flag Law and Universal Background Checks
Trans Refuge State
Child Tax Credits and Rebates
Free School Meals
Driver’s License For All
Clean Energy 2040
Senate District 09 monthly meeting is held on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 pm. We meet on zoom and if you wish to attend, please contact Vernae Hasbargen at: [email protected]
Our party units are the lifeblood of the Minnesota DFL. You are the grassroots of this party. You are the ones on the ground, supporting your candidates and showing up in your communities. You know your units better than anyone, and we want to help you grow and take your organizing to the next level.
That is why the Minnesota State DFL Party are announcing a program we’re calling Project BLUE: Building Local Unit Engagement. This is a program that is designed to meet your units where you’re at and build on our culture of collaboration, forming smaller cohorts of units who are facing similar goals and challenges. The Party Affairs team of Sonja Johnson and Laurie Aho will work with you to build strategies and offer specific tools and trainings for your cohorts to help you do the important work of growing the party and electing DFLers.
SENATE DISTRICT 09 WORKING BETTER TOGETHER
Minnesota’s New Senate District 9 Which is located in the Northwestern part of Minnesota, it includes Wilkin County, Traverse County, Grant County, western third of Douglas County and Otter Tail County.
SD9 DFL Central Committee
Chair Vernae Hasbargen, Wilkin
SD 9 Monthly Meetings are the third Monday at 7:30 pm. For additional information contact Vernae
Vice-Chair Jay McNamar, Grant Chair [email protected]
Secretary Christeen Borsheim, Traverse [email protected]
Treasurer Paul Haarstick, Otter Tail [email protected]
Outreach Robin McNamar, Grant [email protected]
Grant County Judy Gunderson, Vice-Chair [email protected]
Grant next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. Contact Jay McNamar for additional information [email protected]
Douglas County Bonnie Bina, Chair [email protected]
Douglas County meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:15 pm at the Alexandria Library
We meet on the Fourth Monday of the month. Contact Mike or Ellen for addition information
Contact Clariece for additional information about local meetings
Our monthly meeting will meet on the 1st Tuesday of the Month at the Breckenridge Public Library at 7 pm.
2023 ACTIVITIES CALENDER FOR NEW SENATE DISTRICT 09
Monday November 20 SD9 Monthly Mtg. 7:30 pm
Monday November 27 OTC Monthly Meeting Location TBA
Saturday December 9, 2023 State Central Committee will meet at the Burnsville High School in Burnsville, MN. Precinct Caucus material will be ready to pick-up.
2024 ACTIVITIES CALENDER FOR NEW SENATE DISTRICT 09
Monday January 22 OTC Monthly Meeting
January Precinct Caucuses training
Monday February 26 OTC Monthly Meeting
Tuesday February 27 Precinct Caucuses at 7 sites In Otter Tail County, Battle Lake H.S., M State in Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids Library, Henning H.S., Perham Middle School, New York Mills H.S., and Parkers Prairie H.S.
Tuesday March 5 Presidential Primary
Plan for an Office??
Saturday April 20 Otter Tail Convention, Battle Lake H.S 8:30 am. to 12noon
Monday April 22 OTC Monthly Meeting
Saturday April 27 Senate District 9 Convention, Place and time TBA
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DFL Party Documents
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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 - [email protected] Training Questions - [email protected] VAN Questions - [email protected] PCR Questions - [email protected]Visit