Senate District 36

About Us


Senate District 36 is a suburban local unit of the Minnesota DFL Party.  SD36 encompasses the cities and townships of Centerville, Circle Pines, Lino Lakes, North Oaks, Gem Lake, Vadnais Heights, Birchwood Village, White Bear Lake, and White Bear Township.


We invite you to join us at the monthly meeting of the SD36 Central Committee.  The meeting is held on the first Tuesday of each month.  Meetings are held via Zoom.  If you are interested in attending or have other questions about getting involved, please contact us at [email protected] or visit us on Facebook or Twitter

Help your neighbors bring progressive change to our community!



SD36 Committees
Senate District 36 has three Committees that guide its work and complete projects.  The Committees meet separately from our monthly Central Committee meetings.  Below are descriptions of the Committees and a sign-up contact email.  If you have questions please contact us at [email protected].


Outreach & Inclusion

This committee is focused on encouraging young people, seniors, women, persons living with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented groups whether by race, ethnic group, immigration status, consideration of faith, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected status, to participate in party affairs at every level.  They also help serve populations in need.



The primary role of this committee is to organize events in Senate District 36 in order to expand DFL visibility, increase involvement, and welcome more people into the party.


Candidate Recruitment

This committee works to identify and form relationships with local leaders with the goal of encouraging active community members to run for office in the district. The committee identifies candidates for state, county, city and township offices along with school boards.



Interested in participating? Please contact us at [email protected]!




Chair: Ami Wazlawik, White Bear Township

Vice Chair: David Murphy, Vadnais Heights

Secretary: Andrea West, White Bear Lake

Treasurer: Rose Puskala, White Bear Lake

Outreach & Inclusion: Laura Gannon, Circle Pines

Data & Technology:  Matt Percy, Circle Pines

Communications: Debra Kuehl, Lino Lakes


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.