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DFL Caucus Night

Is DFL Caucus Night in-person this year?

Under Minnesota state statute and DFL bylaws, the Minnesota DFL Precinct Caucus is in-person on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, starting at 7:00 PM. Senate District 59 DFL is the Organizing Unit for our area, and we will have a number of “hub” locations across the district with multiple precincts together, with experienced volunteers to help our DFL Caucus Conveners.

Share why you join DFL Caucus Night and Commit to Caucus

There are many reasons why DFL members join their neighbors on DFL Caucus Night. Some join for local Democracy and representing their community. Others do it to become a volunteer to elect DFL candidates up and down the ballot in critical elections. We are sharing these stories as part of a outreach campaign for DFL Caucus Night. Take a minute to share your story of why you join DFL Caucus Night and how it impacts you and your community and the issues you care about!

Pre-register for DFL Caucus Night in case you can’t make it in-person

One way that you can make DFL Caucus Night a better experience is by completing our Caucus Pre-Registration and Non-Attendee Form. If you attend in-person, this form will keep a complete record of your contact information. If you don’t make caucus night, this form acts as a backup Non-Attendee Form to afford an opportunity to become a Delegate or Alternate if seats are available. This form closes on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM.

Help organize DFL Caucus Night as a DFL Convener

A second way you can help make DFL Caucus Night engage more neighbors is by becoming a DFL Convener. You will receive training from the Minnesota DFL and learn how to set up, run your Caucus, and compile information to follow up with attendees.

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
North Community High School

Printable Documents

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

Senate District 59 DFL

Our Senate District 59 DFL leadership

Chair Conrad 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) 

Elected Officials

Bobby Joe Champion

Senate President
Senate District 59
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Fue Lee

House Capital Investment Committee Chair
House District 59A
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Esther Agbaje

House Assistant Majority Leader
House District 59B
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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 Convention Dates

Senate District 59 DFL
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Technology Space opened at 9:30 am. Registration with credentials opened at 9:30 am. Call to order was 11 am.
Convention Chair: Wayne Grimmer

5th Congressional District DFL
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Registration with credentials opened at 11 am. Call to order was 12 pm noon.
North Community High School 1500 James Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Convention Chairs: Jen Guertin and James Hepworth

Minneapolis DFL
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Minneapolis DFL has moved to a virtual convention like Senate District 59 DFL. There is no further delegate selection for City to a higher convention. More details soon.

2022 Convention Documents

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

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

2022 Convention Resolutions

Balloting for resolutions closed on April 9, 2022 at 8 pm. The Resolutions Committee will have a final report of our passed resolutions that move on to the Minnesota DFL 2022 State Convention.

Proposed Resolutions to be voted on at convention

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.