Senate District 38

About Us

Senate District 38 is a suburban local unit of the Minnesota DFL Party. SD38 encompasses the cities and townships of Centerville, Circle Pines, Dellwood, Hugo, Lexington, Lino Lakes, North Oaks, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, and part of Blaine.


We invite you to join us at the monthly meeting of the SD38 Central Committee. The meeting is held on the first Tuesday of each month. Due to COVID-19, all Central Committee meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. If you are interested in attending or have other questions about getting involved, please contact us at or visit us on Facebook.


Help your neighbors bring progressive change to our community!



Senate District 38 uses four subcommittees to guide its work and complete projects.  The subcommittees meet separately from our monthly Central Committee meetings.  Below are descriptions of the subcommittees and a sign-up form.  If you have questions please contact us at



This subcommittee is focused on the nuts and bolts of campaigning, with a focus on building an infrastructure that can assist candidates.  This committee works on a range of project including volunteer recruitment, voter outreach, GOTV, and establishing training activities.



The primary role of this subcommittee is to organize events in Senate District 38 in order to expand DFL visibility, increase involvement, and welcome more people into the party.


Candidate Recruitment

This subcommittee 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 subcommittee identifies candidates for state, county, city and township offices along with school boards.



This subcommittee works to organize events to raise funds for Senate District 38.  Such funds are used primarily to make contributions to elected state positions within our senate district as well as other local offices.  These funds also support costs associated with participating in events, caucus and convention expenses, and senate district business.


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Chair: Andrea West, White Bear Lake

Associate Chair: Dean Goldberg, Circle Pines

Secretary: Becky McCoy, White Bear Lake

Treasurer: Vernon Ellingstad, White Bear Lake

Outreach: Renee Dietz, Circle Pines

Communications: Corey Larson, Centerville


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 -