August 9 Primary: Minnesota Supreme Court Justice on Ballot

We have primary contests in CD3 Tuesday, August 9.  Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Minnesota Supreme Court

All residents of CD3 can vote on the Minnesota Supreme Court seat that is up this November.

In 2016, Governor Mark Dayton appointed Natalie Hudson to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

That seat is on the ballot this year. It will be the only state-wide race on the primary ballot August 9. 

 The DFL doesn’t endorse candidates for the Minnesota Supreme Court. We wanted to update you on the candidates.  There are three on the ballot:

Natalie Hudson (Incumbent)
Michelle McDonald
Craig Foss

For more information about these candidates, please visit the Minnesota State Bar Association website overview of judicial candidates.  (more…)

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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
Bloomington
Champlin
Chanhassan
Chaska
Coon Rapids
Corcoran
Dahlgren
Dayton
Deephaven
Eden Prairie
Edina
Excelsior
Greenfield
Greenwood
Independence
Laketown
Long Lake
Loretto
Maple Plain
Maple Grove
Medicine Lake
Medina
Minnetonka
Minnetonka Beach
Minnetrista
Mound
Orono
Osseo
Plymouth
Plymouth
Rogers
Shorewood
Spring Park
St. Bonifacius
Tonka Bay
Victoria, and
Wayzata.

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Sen. Hoffman to refuse pay during Special Session

36HoffmanAs a Special Session appears more likely now than ever before – Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) has announced his intent to refuse pay for any work associated with a Special Session. Sen. Hoffman says he believes it shouldn’t be the taxpayers’ responsibility to shoulder the cost burden when the legislature doesn’t finish its work on time.

“I made a campaign promise four years ago that I wouldn’t take a dime if we didn’t get our work done on time. I’m serious about this issue because it’s about keeping my commitments to taxpayers and my constituents. I announced I would not take pay during last summer’s Special Session, and I’m doing the same thing this summer. Governing in divided government is difficult, and I am disappointed we couldn’t finish our work during regular session – which means I won’t further burden Minnesota taxpayers by making them foot the bill when we finally do come to an agreement,” said Hoffman.

Governor Dayton has yet to call a special session, though agreements are starting to come together on a Tax Bill, Bonding Bill and several other smaller pieces of legislation. Legislative leaders have stated they hope a Special Session can occur during the third week of August.

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