2019 School Board Candidate Questionnaires & Convention Agenda/Rules

We are looking forward to the St. Paul DFL endorsing convention this coming Sunday, June 23rd! Registration begins at 2:30pm at Washington Tech Magnet School. Here is the call that was sent to delegates and alternates: SPDFL-city-convention-call-A side 2019.  And here are the proposed agenda and rules for the convention: 2019 st-paul-dfl-2019-convention-agenda and rules June 23.

Most school board candidates seeking endorsement chose to submit questionnaires. Here are the completed questionnaires that were submitted, in alphabetical order by candidate last name:

Chauntyll Allen 2019 St Paul DFL School Board Candidate Questionnaire FINAL

Charlie Castro 2019 St Paul DFL School Board Candidate Questionnaire

Zuki Ellis 2019 Saint Paul DFL School Board Candidate Questionnaire

Jessica Kopp 2019 Saint Paul DFL School Board Candidate Questionnaire

Steve Marchese 2019 St Paul DFL School Board Candidate Questionnaire

Omar Syed 2019 St Paul DFL School Board Candidate Questionnaire

Mary Vanderwert 2019 St Paul DFL Questionnaire

Ryan Williams 2019 St Paul DFL School Board Candidate Questionnaire

 

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Dates!

Here are the June dates for the St. Paul DFL that we hope yo have on your calendar:

DOW Date What Time CONFIRMED Locations
Thurs 6-Jun Central Committee Mtg 6-7pm MN DFL, 255 E Plato Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55107
Thurs 6-Jun Endorsement Process Q & A–for BOE candidates and their teams 7-8pm MN DFL, 255 E Plato Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55107
Sunday 23-Jun Saint Paul DFL Convention 1;30pm Doors open, 2:30pm sign-in, Start 3:30pm Washington Tech, 1495 Rice St, St Paul, 55117

Congrats to our endorsed city council candidates and onward to school board!

First, a big congrats to all our DFL endorsed city council candidates across the City!

Office Sought Location First name Last name Best campaign contact
City Council Ward 1 Dai Thao Daithaoforward1@gmail.com
City Council Ward 2 Rebecca Noecker Megan at majekot@gmail.com
City Council Ward 3 Chris Tolbert Votetolbert@gmail.com
City Council Ward 4 Mitra Jalali Nelson Doua at dyang1718@gmail.com
City Council Ward 5 Amy Brendmoen Jillian at 218-349-9300 or jillian.ryks@gmail.com
City Council Ward 7 Jane Prince harr.stephanie@gmail.com

Next, we are looking forward to the City Convention scheduled for June 23rd! Here is the official call that will be  mailed: SPDFL-city-convention-call-A side 2019

Here are the candidates seeking DFL endorsement. The delegates will consider whether or not they endorse up to 4 of them on June 23rd:

Office Sought First name Last name Best campaign contact
School Board Chauntyll Allen Isabel at 6126708074 or chauntyllforschoolboard@gmail.com
School Board Charlotte Castro Charlie at 612.414.5161 or slmgrl4u@hotmail.com
School Board Zuki Ellis Shawn at Dayedd@augsburg.edu or 763-438-4066
School Board Jessica Kopp jessica4stpaulschools@gmail.com
School Board Steve Marchese steveforspps@gmail.com or Megan at megan.v.thrasher@gmail.com
School Board Omar Syed 6122902404 or USSTMC@GMAIL.com
School Board Mary Vanderwert mary.vanderwert@gmail.com or 6514318626 or Megan at megan.v.thrasher@gmail.com
School Board Ryan Williams RyanWilliamsElection@gmail.com 952-239-1892

Congrats and the home stretch!

We have 4 DFL endorsed candidates in the City of Saint Paul so far! Our sincere congrats go out to Mitra Jajali Nelson, Rebecca Noecker, Dai Thao and Chris Tolbert on your endorsements!

We are heading into our 2 final Ward conventions this weekend. Here are the details:

4-May Ward 7 Convention 4pm sign-in, 5pm convention start–doors open at 3pm Harding High School, Auditorium, located @ 1540 6th St E, St Paul, MN 55106
5-May Ward 5 Convention 1pm sign-in, 2pm convention start–doors open at noon Como High School, Auditorium, located @ 740 Rose Ave W, St Paul, MN 55117

2019 Ward Convention Rules 7_FINAL

2019 Wards 5 Convention Rules final

2019 Ward 1 Convention Agenda & Rules FinalDRAFT

2019 Ward 6 FINAL Convention Agenda & Rules

Although we did not endorse in Ward 6, we want to thank all the candidates for a good day!

A special thank you to all the volunteers on the Rules and Credentials committees and those of you who cave joined us as tellers, sgt-at-arms, stage staff, and general volunteers all around the City! This would not be possible without you!

And remember: the City Convention is scheduled for June 23rd! We have 9 fantastic candidates for School Board and we hope to endorse!

Ward Conventions are getting closer!

We are really excited to see all the delegates, alternates and campaigns at the upcoming DFL Ward conventions. There have been a few tweaks to locations and times, so please make note of the following details:

Date What Time Location
27-Apr Ward 6 Convention W6 call.draft 9am sign-in, 10am convention start Hazel Park Prep Academy, Auditorium
28-Apr Ward 1 Convention W1 call.draft.png 1pm sign-in, 2pm convention start Central High School, Auditorium
4-May Ward 7 Convention W7 call.draft.png 4pm sign-in, 5pm convention start Harding High School, Auditorium
5-May Ward 5 Convention W6 call.draft.png 1pm sign-in, 2pm convention start Como High School, Gymnasium

We are just printing the official calls and will mail them ASAP. (Draft images are embedded above.) For first time delegates and alternates: the ‘call’ is simply what the DFL constitution names as the official postcard to delegates and alternates announcing the details of the convention.

Please note: the Credentials teams in each ward are working hard to finalize delegate and alternate rosters for us so we have all the correct mailing info.  For those of you who are wondering why scheduling happens when it does when there is more than one person seeking endorsement–this is part of the answer: we need enough time to get caucus data entered and even more time for the credentials teams to ‘scrub’ the data for inaccuracies.

A HUGE thank you to all the candidates and volunteers who helped with data entry and to those who sit on the credentials teams! We are grateful for you!

Gearing up for more Ward Conventions

We are really excited to head toward more Ward endorsing conventions. We have a large slate of candidates and we have much to consider. Here are the dates and locations for the remaining St. Paul DFL Conventions:

Date What Time Location
27-Apr Ward 6 Convention 9am sign-in, 10am convention start Hazel Park Prep Academy
28-Apr Ward 1 Convention 1pm sign-in, 2pm convention start Capitol Hill Magnet

Changed to Central High School

4-May Ward 7 Convention 4pm sign-in, 5pm convention start Harding High School
5-May Ward 5 Convention 1pm sign-in, 2pm convention start Como High School
23-Jun St. Paul DFL City Convention 1:30pm Doors open, 2:30pm sign-in, Start 3:30pm Washington Tech, 1495 Rice St, St Paul, 55117

March 10th Caucus Day is almost here!

Dear St. Paul DFLers: We hope you are planning to come out and caucus with the Saint Paul DFL this Sunday, March 10th! This post is filled with info pertaining to the caucus.

1. Locations and start times for Sunday, March 10th:

Ward 1 Caucus 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Capitol Hill Magnet
Ward 2 Caucus & Convention 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Humboldt High School
Ward 3 Caucus & Convention 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Highland Park High School
Ward 4 Caucus & Convention 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Murray Middle School
Ward 5 Caucus 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Como High School
Ward 6 Caucus 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Hazel Park Prep Academy
Ward 7 Caucus 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Harding High School

2. If you don’t see your ward convention listed above, you will find the rest of the dates here.

3. Wondering who is seeking endorsement from the St. Paul DFL in 2019? You can find names of candidates here.

4. Don’t know your ward and precinct? No problem! You can find your ward and precinct here:  https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ For example, mine is W-4 P-01. This means that I would caucus with my fellow Democrats at the Ward 4 caucus site. My precinct is P1.  You can also call it W4-P1. If you’d rather see a map, go to the County Elections website maps here.

5. Can’t make the caucus and still want to participate? Fill out this form called the Letter of Nomination 2019  (also referred to as the Proxy letter) and email it directly to your Ward chair BEFORE Sunday, March 10th. Contact info for ward chairs can be found here. You can also have a neighbor in your precinct bring your letter in with them if they plan to attend on Sunday, March 10th.

6. Wondering what happens at caucuses and conventions? Here is the 2019 Precinct Caucus Rules and Agenda and the 2019 Ward Convention Rules (2 3 and 4) FINAL 2.21.19

We have been working hard to get materials in additional languages. Here you go!

2019 Precinct Caucus Rules and Agenda-Hmong

2019 Precinct Caucus Rules and Agenda-Somali

2019 Precinct Caucus Rules and Agenda-Spanish

7. Interested in the DFL constitution and bylaws? You can find them at: https://stpauldfl.wordpress.com/about/constitution-and-by-laws/.

Affirmation and AA-inclusion statements for translation-Hmong

Affirmation and AA-inclusion statements for translation-Somali

Affirmation and AA-inclusion statements for translation-Spanish

8. Have an issue you want to bring to the attention of your DFL neighbors and the party? Submit a resolution at the caucus. Here is the ResolutionForm to fill out and bring with you on Sunday, March 10th.

9. What is the deal with delegates? Check out the 2019 Delegate Allocations Citywide (not including auto delegates) to see how many delegates get to go from each precinct to the Wards and to the City Convention? Check out the list of 2019 St. Paul Auto Dels (003)

10. What happens if there are more people in the room than delegate slots to the Ward convention? You subcaucus to determine who will represent your precinct! You can use the Mn DFL’s SubCalc, an online tool to help you with this process.

11. Still have questions? Email your Ward chairs or Beth Commers, Chair, St. Paul DFL at bethcommers@donjek.com or send a text at 651/247-7009.  See you Sunday!