2016 CD3 DFL Convention

June at the CapitolWere you elected to be a delegate to the CD3 DFL endorsing convention this year?

If so, here’s the details:


Where:  Park Center High School Auditorium, 7377 Noble Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

When:  Saturday, May 14, 2016

Trainings (Open to All DFLers):

  • 8:30 am and 9:30 am — Proposed DFL Constitutional Changes to be Considered at the State Convention (Led by Mark Raabe and Kay Lewis)
  • 8:30 am and 9:30 am — Framing the Issues: Talking the Talk So People Understand the Issues (Led by George Greene and Peter Hill)

Convention gavels in at 10:30 am – Food and beverages will be available for purchase

  • We’ll be endorsing for the Congressional race, electing National Delegates and enjoying a wonderful day of DFL business

You Can Make a Bigger Difference in the DFL Party!  

We invite you to step up and screen to be a director for CD3 or apply for the treasurer’s position and be a part of the CD3 executive team.  

We will also be screening for State Party Standing Committees (Outreach & InclusionConstitution, Party Affairs & Coordinated Campaign and Platform) and the State Convention Committees (Credentials, Nominations and Rules)

We are scheduling screening interviews as early as the week of May 2, 2016, at a variety of locations (see the form for locations and dates). The interview time is approximately fifteen minutes. We will submit a list of candidate recommendations at the CD3 convention on Saturday, May 14, 2016.  

Share this with others and encourage them to screen.  We’re a friendly group!

What’s next?  Simply fill out the Nominations Application and email it to Kate Peer at katepeergo@gmail.com and she’ll schedule your appointment.

Welcome to CD3 DFL

cd3_smallWe’re the volunteer organization of the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party) covering Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District. The map of the area is to the left. Our district covers:

Brooklyn Park
Coon Rapids
Eden Prairie
Long Lake
Maple Plain
Maple Grove
Medicine Lake
Minnetonka Beach
Spring Park
St. Bonifacius
Tonka Bay
Victoria, and

Sen. Franzen Update: April 29, 2016



Another week has now passed for the legislature, and we are down to just over three weeks before we are to adjourn. We are staying quite busy during this time with much of our legislation now being considered and passed off of the floor, with several bills a day being voted on and passed. This includes our supplemental budget bill which we passed Thursday evening, our major bill that provides new funding for our priorities.

Our work will continue to increase however; my colleagues and I on the transportation conference committee will be meeting over the next few days to try and put together a comprehensive transportation bill that funds the long-term needs of our transportation network. This is a critical need for our state, and I hope we can find common ground on this important issue.

Early next week, the Senate will also be release a bonding bill, detailing the projects that we would like to make a strong public investment in. The robust investment from any bonding bill would create jobs now and help support crucial public works projects including water infrastructure, road and bridge projects, and our colleges and universities. (more…)

Sen. Hoffman Update: April 29, 2016



Happy Arbor Day! With all deadlines having been passed we are now in the process of hearing bills on the floor. These make for busy days on the floor with many major and minor policy bills being heard. In addition to policy bills, the supplemental budget bill was heard yesterday. It was a long debate but in the end the bill was passed. The Senate supplemental budget bill invests in transportation, equity for workers and families, and expanding education opportunities. It is a good bill and I am proud to support it. It now moves to conference committee with the house where the differences will get worked out.

My Bills

Military Personnel and Veterans Bills on the floor(SF2542 and SF 3085)

I have a number of bills this session for veterans and military personal. Two were heard this week on the Senate Floor. The first of which was up on Monday, gets rid of hoops our active duty military personnel had to go through in order to retake the road driver’s license test. (more…)

Republicans offer inadequate equity proposal

04.29.16.DisparitiesGov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith have proposed a $103 million plan that would begin to address Minnesota’s economic and racial disparities by expanding economic opportunity, making higher education more attainable and improving housing security for thousands of Minnesotans of color across our state.

This comprehensive approach is a dramatic contrast to the inadequate $25 million proposal for economic and racial disparities that House Republicans have proposed. Their approach does little to close economic and racial disparities in Minnesota, while failing to build an economy that works for all Minnesotans.

In response to Speaker Daudt and Republicans’ inadequate proposal to expand economic opportunity, Rep. Rena Moran and 30 House DFLers are pushing Speaker Daudt to increase his target to at least $50 million. Their leadership and the equity proposals put forward by the Governor and Senate have exposed the inadequacy of the House Republicans’ approach.

Congratulations to our DFL-endorsed candidates

04.29.16.EndorsedCandidatesWith local conventions wrapping up, the DFL would like to congratulate all of the DFL-endorsed candidates for office. Thanks to our amazing candidates, the DFL will maintain the majority in the Minnesota Senate and retake the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who gave of their time on precinct caucus night and at the endorsing conventions. We look forward to seeing you at the congressional district and state conventions, on the campaign trail and at our victory party Nov. 8. Thanks to all of you, the DFL is powered up and ready to elect Democrats up and down the ticket.

Register now for the DFL State Convention

04.08.16.StateConventionRegistration is open for the June 4 DFL State Convention at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.

By clicking here, you can register for the State Convention as well find information about the proposed agenda, training sessions and hotels.

Not a delegate? The DFL is seeking volunteers to help make the event a success. From assembling packets to registering delegates, greeting attendees, staffing the information desk and counting votes, there is something for everyone. For more details and to sign up for a shift or more, please email convention2016@dfl.org.