Senate District 31

Senate District 31 includes most of Anoka County. It also includes parts of Isanti and Sherburne counties.


It includes the following cities, townships, (and city precincts):
Andover (Precinct 6), Athens Township, Bethel, Bradford Township, Columbus Township, Ham Lake, Linwood Township, Livonia Township, East Bethel, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Spencer Brook Township, Stanford Township, Saint Francis, Zimmerman



SD31 provides organizational support to local, state and national Democratic candidates. Creates and sustains interest in the Democratic Farmer Labor Party in our area. Fosters and promotes understanding of the issues and ideals of the DFL party. Provides a vehicle for participation in the Democratic process in our area.



SD31 Monthly Business Meeting

This is the monthly meeting for the members of the Senate District 31 Central Committee and other DFLers who want to know what’s going on in our area. This includes Precinct Chairs and anyone newly elected!




We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month, in the meeting room of Maxx Bar & Grill.


17646 Central Avenue NE.
Ham Lake, MN 55304


Map to Maxx Bar & Grill


Those who arrive early are encouraged to have an open discussion and to order food before the meeting starts at 7:00pm.


SD31 Calendar of Upcoming Events




Oct 28 – SD 31 DFL Business Meeting 7:00 pm at Maxx Bar & Grill.

Nov 2 – Election Day for Anoka-Hennepin (ISD11) School Board races and bond issues

Nov 3 – CD 6 DFL Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 pm via Zoom.

Dec 3 – CD 6 DFL Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 pm via Zoom.

Feb 1 – Precinct Caucuses (date tentative)


SD31 Party Leadership


Chair – Tom Paulson

(763) 670-5167


1st Vice Chair, 8th District – Judy Schaubach

2nd Vice Chair, 6th District – Lynn Fiscus

Outreach Officer – Michael Schroeder

Secretary – Jim Hunter

Treasurer – Frank Scouten

Directors –

  • Karen Strike
  • Connie Skillingstad
  • Tiffany Weeks
  • Diane Schultz
  • Katherine Kretchmar
  • Mel Aanerud
  • Brian Mann
  • Randy Plaisance
  • Dean Lewis
  • Brad Brown
  • Terran Stenger


State Central Committee Members –

  • Tom Paulson
  • Judy Schaubach
  • Lynn Fiscus
  • Gary Oman (1st Alternate)
  • Paul Clasen (2nd Alternate)
  • Karen Strike (3rd Alternate)


Anoka County DFL Delegates –

  • Mel Aanerud
  • Lynn Fiscus


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.


Staff Directory

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 - Training Questions - VAN Questions - PCR Questions -