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2024 Senate District 59 DFL Convention

Is our Convention in-person this year?

With a recent Minnesota DFL State Central Committee bylaw amendment, all DFL endorsing conventions are in-person unless excepted under extraordinary circumstances.

What if I am not able to attend in-person?

Unfortunately, the only way to participate, vote as delegate or upgraded alternate, or be elected a State Delegate is to attend and participate in-person.

What are the details for our Convention?

Senate District 59 DFL Convention
Saturday, March 9, 2024
Registration opens at 9:00 AM
Call to Order at 10:00 AM
Patrick Henry High School

Pre-Convention Committee Reports

Most Pre-Convention Committees met on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the Minneapolis Central Library. The Rules Committee, convened by Eric Won, will meet the week of March 3, 2024.

Constitution Committee Report (Approved March 2, 2024)

Resolutions Committee Report (Approved March 2, 2024)

Rules Committee Report / Proposed Rules and Agenda (Approved March 5, 2024)

Minnesota DFL Party Documents

2024-2025 DFL Official Call (PDF)

2024 Democratic National Convention Delegate Statement of Candidacy (PDF)

2024 Precinct Caucus Non-Attendee Printable Form (PDF)

2024 Minnesota DFL Resolution Form (PDF)

You can check out a full list of printable documents, including the DFL Party Platform, on the Party Documents page.

Accommodations / Alojamientos / Chaw nyob / Hoyga

To request accommodations or language translation at our local Democratic Party meetings, please email Conrad Lange Zbikowski at [email protected].

Para solicitar adaptaciones o traducción de idiomas en nuestras reuniones locales del Partido Demócrata, envíe un correo electrónico a Conrad Lange Zbikowski a [email protected].

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2024 Caucus and Convention Schedule

DFL Precinct Caucuses
Tuesday, February 27
Endorses nobody yet, but votes on policy resolutions
Elects delegates to SD59 DFL and Minneapolis DFL, two separate sets of delegates who can overlap

Senate District 59 DFL Convention
Saturday, March 9
Patrick Henry High School, Minneapolis
Endorses Minnesota State House
Elects delegates to CD5 DFL convention (which are also delegates to Minnesota DFL state convention)

Minneapolis DFL City Convention
Sunday, April 21
Washburn High School, Minneapolis
Endorses for School Board (including District 2 and 4)
Elects officers for Minneapolis DFL, but no delegates to other conventions

CD5 DFL Congressional Convention
Saturday, May 11
South High School, Minneapolis
Endorses for U.S. House Representative (Ilhan Omar, Tim Peterson, Don Samuels)
Elects national convention delegate for just MN-05 (9 delegate; 9 alternates)

Minnesota DFL State Convention
May 31 – June 2
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Endorses for U.S. Senate (Amy Klobuchar)
Elects national convention delegates for at-large statewide (16 delegate; 6 alternates)

Senate District 59 DFL Party Officers

Chair Conrad Lange Zbikowski [email protected]

Vice Chair Viviana Salazar

Secretary-Administrative Director Peggy Clark

Treasurer Amy Bergquist

Affirmative Action-Outreach Officer Raymond Muse

Communications Officer Eva Young

Chair Emeritus Jeffrey Strand

Senate District 59 DFL Constitution (Adopted April 9, 2022)

Senate District 59 DFL Legislative Team

Bobby Joe Champion

Senate President Senate District 59 Follow on Twitter | Follow on Facebook

Fue Lee

House Capital Investment Committee Chair House District 59A Follow on Twitter | Follow on Facebook

Esther Agbaje

House Assistant Majority Leader House District 59B Follow on Twitter | Follow on Facebook

2022 Virtual Convention

On Friday, March 4, 2022, the Senate District 59 DFL Executive Committee voted to move to a virtual convention. On Saturday, April 9, 2022, the Convention was held virtually within a Zoom meeting as required by Minnesota DFL rules. Delegates and alternates received a post mailed Official Call postcard with their delegate status and their ballot number. Most votes for this convention were held by acclamation, but one ballot was needed for resolutions. This was the first all-virtual convention to endorse for all contests, elect party officers, and elect state delegates, with a walking subcaucus, all in one day virtually without the risk of covid. At least three delegates who participated were covid-positive and recovering well at home.

Watch the 2022 Convention replay on YouTube (10 hours 16 minutes)

Watch the 2022 Candidate Forum replay on YouTube (45 minutes)

2022 Constitution and Resolutions

Adopted with Amendments Senate District 59 DFL Constitution (Adopted April 9, 2022)

Passed Senate District 59 DFL 2022 Resolutions (Passed April 9, 2022)


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.