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School Board Special Election

Following the resignation of Jean O’Connell, a special election to fill her seat will be held this November.  The Saint Paul DFL will hold a special endorsing convention to select our candidate. As per the constitution, the delegates and alternates will be those elected to the city convention in April, 2015.

 

Saint Paul DFL Special Endorsing Convention 

August 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Hazel Park Preparatory Academy

1140 White Bear Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55106

 

More information regarding rules, arrangements and credentials will be available later this week. If you are a candidate interested in securing a room or table at the convention, please contact Beth Commers. For a list of delegates and alternates, please contact Libby Kantner.

 

Special Endorsing Convention Rules Committee Meeting

For the August 13th Saint Paul DFL Special Endorsing Convention for the School Board Vacancy, the 2015 Rules Committee has been appointed to draft convention rules. These draft rules will be voted on by the delegation at the convention.

Rules Committee Meetings are open to the public. The first, and potentially only meeting of the Rules Committee will be Thursday, July 28th at 6:30 PM at the SEIU Healthcare Minnesota Offices, 345 Randolph Ave, #100, Saint Paul MN. The office is located south of Shepard Road next to the Minnesota Nurses’ Association.

If you are on the committee, you should have received an email from Rick Varco. If you are unsure, or have questions, please contact him at rvarco@hotmail.com.

Draft convention rules will be posted on the website as soon as they are available.

New Saint Paul DFL Executive Committee

Wednesday, June 29th a new executive committee was elected to lead the Saint Paul DFL. Thank you profusely to all who applied, interviewed and showed up to vote.

Name Position
Libby Kantner Chair
Rick Varco Vice Chair
Adam Vetvick Treasurer
May Shoua Moua Secretary
Tony Parrish Outreach Director
Noel Nix At-Large Director
Angela Marlowe At-Large Director
Chai Lee At-Large Director
Abdi Barkat At-Large Director
Ben Baglio At-Large Director
Matt Freeman At-Large Director
Jeanette Jones At-Large Director
Patricia Larkey At-Large Director
Laura Savin At-Large Director
Lyn Burton At-Large Director
CM Chris Tolbert At-Large Elected Official
SB Member Chue Vue At-Large Elected Official
Matt Hill Ward 1
Amee Xiong Ward 1
Megan Thomas Ward 2
Matthew Bergeron Ward 2
Kieran McCarney Ward 3
Andrea Sachs Ward 3
Beth Commers Ward 4
Peter Grafstrom Ward 4
Tony Carter Ward 5
 VACANT Ward 5
Marj Ebensteiner Ward 6
George Johnson Ward 6
Liz de la Torre Ward 7
Avinash Viswanathan Ward 7

Nominations Committee Recommends a Slate

This year the Saint Paul DFL had an unprecedented number of applications for its Executive Committee. After reviewing the applications and conducting interviews the nominating committee (made up of current executive committee members) recommends the following slate:

 

Name Position
Libby Kantner Chair
Rick Varco Vice Chair
Adam Vetvick Treasurer
May Shoua Moua Secretary
Tony Parrish Outreach Director
Noel Nix At-Large Director
Charles Rafowicz At-Large Director
Chai Lee At-Large Director
Abdi Barkat At-Large Director
Ben Baglio At-Large Director
Matt Freeman At-Large Director
Jeanette Jones At-Large Director
Patricia Larkey At-Large Director
Laura Savin At-Large Director
Lyn Burton At-Large Director
Matt Hill Ward 1 Co-Chair*
Kieran McCarney Ward 3 Co-Chair*
*With two ward co-chairs moving out of their districts, the Saint Paul DFL will also hold special elections for Wards 1 and 3 Co-Chairs (male), at the Business Conference.
For a full list of applicants and their applications, click here.

Shape the Saint Paul DFL

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Do you want to have an impact on the Saint Paul’s local democratic party?

The Saint Paul DFL is holding its biennial Business Conference* where the next party leadership is elected. All five of the executive officer positions are up for election, as well as ten at-large director positions. Click on the positions below for a brief “job description”.

Please consider whether you would be interested in running for one of these positions and/or if you know others who would be a great fit. The only requirements are that they live in Saint Paul and they love the DFL!

If you or others are interested in applying please complete the online screening questionnaire by June 22nd. All questionnaires will be posted on the Saint Paul DFL Website. A nominating committee will be reviewing the questionnaires and holding interviews.

June 22- All questionnaires due

June 23- Nominating Committee interviews, 6-8PM, Hayden Heights Library

June 25- Nominating Committee interviews, 10AM-1PM, Highland Park Library

June 26- Nominating Committee recommends a slate, posted on the website

June 29- Saint Paul DFL Business Conference, 6PM, Rondo Library

If you have questions about any of the positions or the nominations/elections process, please call, email or text Libby Kantner. 

APPLY NOW.

Libby Kantner, Saint Paul DFL Chair

libbykantner28@gmail.com

(612) 860-7823

Thank you!

Last Tuesday was a momentous day for city of St. Paul and the DFL party.  Together, we elected all nine of our endorsed candidates, four to school board and five to city council.  If you haven’t had a chance to read about it, or just want to relive the moment, check out the write ups in the Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, and MPR!

This amazing success would not have been possible without you.  So thank you, for all the hard work you gave in support of these candidates, for the donations, the doorknocks, and phone calls.  You made this happen.

Take care everyone, and I hope to work with you again next cycle!

Sincerely,

Daniel Cox

Campaign Coordinator

St. Paul DFL

Candidate Karaoke!

The final weeks before this election will be filled with forums, door knocks, phone banks – all of vital import, of course, but today I am inviting you to the most thrilling, awe inspiring, one-of-a kind event of the cycle. The St. Paul DFL is having one final FUNdraiser on Friday, October 23rd, please join us at the TinCup Bar from 6-8pm for Candidate Karaoke! Additionally, our host Melvin Carter and our emcee Tou Ger Bennett Xiong challenge all comers to a duet contest! So come down, sing your favorite song, and help support Saint Paul’s DFL endorsed candidates.

TinCup Bar

1220 Rice St, St. Paul, MN 55107

October 23, 2013, 6-8PM

Suggested contribution: Co-host: $100 • Guest: $25

Contributions of any amount are graciously accepted.
Questions, or to Co-Host: Matt Hill, 651-343-3491 Hill0680@gmail.com

See you all there!

Libby Kantner

Chair, St. Paul DFL

p.s. Don’t forget to RSVP!

p.s.s Sign up here to volunteer during GOTV!