Cwodzinski Endorsed by VP Mondale and Gov. Carlson, Come Meet Steve and Gov. Carlson Oct. 22

Steve Cwodzinski (SD48) has earned new bi-partisan endorsements from Vice President Walter Mondale and Republican Governor Arne Carlson.

waltermondale2004_225_0“Steve represents the kind of candidate I’ve been proud to support throughout my career,” Mondale said in a statement. “He is a hard working, service-oriented person who will govern with fiscal responsibility and an eye for opportunity. In this era of reactionary and incendiary politics, Steve’s optimism and common sense will allow him to reach across the aisle and get results for the people in his district. I am pleased to endorse Steve Cwodzinski for Minnesota Senate.”

Vice President Walter Mondale is one of the most well-known and respected political figures in Minnesota.  Throughout his distinguished career, Vice President Mondale routinely put his constituents above party.

As a popular two-term governor of Minnesota, Governor Carlson worked across party lines to pass meaningful legislation to grow the economy and improve the lives of every day Minnesotans. Read More

An Evening Conversation with Walter Mondale

Deadline fast approaching.  Reservations and checks to be received by Saturday, November 1.


We’re pleased to announce the CD3 Fall Fundraising Event:

An Evening with Vice President Walter Mondale,
Moderated by Don Shelby

Walter F. MondaleDon ShelbyPlan now to join us November 4, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Hughes Pavilion at Centennial Lakes, 7499 France Avenue S, Edina, MN.


Individual tickets are priced at $100.00.

Purchase your ticket through Paypal by clicking the button below:

Employer’s Name:


We’re offering 3 levels of sponsorships:

$250 Silver Level — includes two tickets to the conversation and acknowledgement in the program.

$500 Gold Level — includes two tickets to the conversation, acknowledgement in the program and reserved seating.

$1,000 Platinum Level — includes four tickets, acknowledgement in the program and reserved seating.

Purchase your sponsorship level through Paypal by clicking the button below:

Employer’s Name:

Prefer to pay by check, you can make your purchase now.  Send your check payable to CD3 DFL to:

Nancy Parris
DFL CD3 Treasurer
8350 Airport Road
Waconia, MN 55387

Coming to the event? Here’s a map and directions:


From 494:  take the France Avenue exit and go north to 76th street.  Go through 76th Street and take the first right into a parkway.  You will see Hughes Pavilion at the end of the plaza parkway.

Honoring the life and legacy of Vice President Mondale

09.11.15.VPMondaleIn October, the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs will present two events in Washington, D. C. to honor the life and legacy of Vice President Walter Mondale.

A symposium exploring the domestic and foreign policy issues central to the legacy of Vice President Mondale is set for Tuesday, Oct. 20. It will be held at the George Washington University, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. That evening, a dinner, “Celebrating Fritz: An Evening with Walter Mondale,” will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.

For more information, click here.


And, look for information soon on CD3 DFL’s upcoming Conversation with Vice President Mondale.

70 and strong – Minnesota DFL keeps state moving forward

By Ken Martin, chairman, Minnesota DFL


For most people, Minnesota is known for its 10,000 lakes, cold weather and amazing natural resources like the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. For those in political circles, Minnesota is also known as the only state with a Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party. Our unique political party was the result of a merger between the Minnesota Democratic Party and the Farmer-Labor Party 70 Years ago.  This year as we celebrate our 70th anniversary it is important to reflect on how the DFL has helped build a better Minnesota for all of its citizens.

The DFL has stood the test of time because it has stayed true to the principals on which it was founded – fairness and opportunity for all. The DFL believes that we’re greater together than we are on our own—that this state succeeds when every Minnesotan gets a fair shot, does their fair share, and plays by the same rules. As the DFL moves into its 70th year, our DFL leaders remain committed to these principles that have made our state a success story.

Countless DFL leaders over the years have put Minnesota on the map as the shining star of the north from Former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, a crusader for social welfare and civil rights, to former Vice President Walter Mondale, chief sponsor of the federal Fair Housing Act, and former Sen. Paul Wellstone, who taught us that, “We all do better when we all do better.” Minnesota has found success in helping those in the shadows of life as well as creating a state where corporations known throughout the world thrive.

The DFL believes that every Minnesotan, regardless of their background or other immutable traits, has a right to stable employment with fair wages, to a proper education, to raise and provide for a family, to accessible and affordable healthcare, to live in safe communities, and to retire with dignity and security. In the course of our Party’s history much has been accomplished and we at the DFL Party will continue working for a better Minnesota and nation into tomorrow and beyond.

It is these core values and principles which continue to grow and expand our party particularly with new voters. During the 2013 precinct caucuses we saw an amazing number of new people come into the political process. Thanks to their hard work and determination, voters in the Twin Cities elected young, energetic leaders from the Somali, Latino and Hmong communities to elected office, and in Minneapolis they elected the second female mayor in city history – all of these new electeds are members of the Minnesota DFL.   New Americans and young people see that the DFL Party offers a space for their voice to be heard and their hopes for fairness and opportunity for all to take shape.

To this day, the DFL has continued to deliver on its values. After 10 years of disinvestment by Republicans, Gov. Mark Dayton promised to Build a Better Minnesota and with the support of the DFL-led Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate, that’s what he did.  The DFL paid back the $2.8 billion Republicans borrowed from schools, and they provided free all-day kindergarten for all students and increased school funding. Middle class families benefited from DFL legislative majorities through a college tuition freeze, property tax relief and a fairer tax system. There are more jobs in Minnesota than when Gov. Dayton took office and for the first time in 15 years, the state has a budget surplus. And now, Minnesota is noted as having the fifth fastest growing state economy is the U.S.

The DFL Party is at one of its strongest positions ever, both financially and as a statewide grassroots organization. While DFL leaders have made substantive progress for our state, there is more work to be done. With 70 years of history behind us, through the lens of fairness and opportunity for all, the DFL Party will continue to be the Party that moves Minnesota forward.