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!

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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 City Convention 4pm sign-in, 5pm convention start TBD

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!

 

 

 

Candidates seeking St. Paul DFL endorsement in 2019: The list is growing! (Updated as of 4/10/19)

*If you are a candidate seeking endorsement of the St. Paul DFL and not already listed below, please visit this form to give us your contact information. Our caucus and convention process to consider endorsing candidates starts with the caucus on March 10th.

Office Sought Location First name Last name Best campaign contact
School Board Citywide Chauntyll Allen Isabel at 6126708074 or chauntyllforschoolboard@gmail.com
School Board Citywide Charlotte Castro Charlie at 612.414.5161 or slmgrl4u@hotmail.com
School Board Citywide Zuki Ellis Shawn at Dayedd@augsburg.edu or 763-438-4066
School Board Citywide Tiffany Fearing Fearing4SPPS@gmail.com
School Board Citywide Jessica Kopp jessica4stpaulschools@gmail.com
School Board Citywide Steve Marchese steveforspps@gmail.com or Megan at megan.v.thrasher@gmail.com
School Board Citywide Omar Syed 6122902404 or USSTMC@GMAIL.com
School Board Citywide Mary Vanderwert mary.vanderwert@gmail.com or 6514318626 or Megan at megan.v.thrasher@gmail.com
School Board Citywide Ryan Williams RyanWilliamsElection@gmail.com 952-239-1892
City Council Ward 1 Anika Bowie Elizer at (612) 385-5664 or eedarris@gmail.com
City Council Ward 1 Liz De La Torre mnlizdelatorre@gmail.com or Megan at megan.v.thrasher@gmail.com
City Council Ward 1 Dai Thao Christina at Daithaoforward1@gmail.com
City Council Ward 2 Rebecca Noecker–Endorsed! Megan at majekot@gmail.com
City Council Ward 3 Chris Tolbert–Endorsed! Votetolbert@gmail.com
City Council Ward 4 Mitra Jalali Nelson–Endorsed! Doua at dyang1718@gmail.com
City Council Ward 5 Amy Brendmoen Jillian at 218-349-9300 or jillian.ryks@gmail.com
City Council Ward 5 Jamie Hendricks memengwa17@yahoo.com
City Council Ward 6 Alexander Bourne Bournehasour6@gmail.com
City Council Ward 6 Tony Her nija616@gmal.com 
City Council Ward 6 Terri Thao Mai Eng at maienglee@gmail.com
City Council Ward 6 Nelsie Yang Chris at yangforcouncil@gmail.com
City Council Ward 7 Ahmed Hersi hersiahmed7@gmail.com or 6518008885
City Council Ward 7 Jane Prince harr.stephanie@gmail.com
City Council Ward 7 Mary Anne Quiroz Jamila at Info@quirozfortheeastside.com
City Council Ward 7 Clara Ware claraware1@gmail.com or 612-283-2702

And confirmed locations are:

PLEASE NOTE: The Ward 6 caucus has been changed to the same location as the convention to try to eliminate confusion. Additionally, the Ward 3 location has changed to the High School. Thanks for your flexibility and patience as we work these things out with the school district.

The below locations are set as of 2/15/19. Questions: email bethcommers@donjek.com or text 651/247-7009.

DOW Date What Time CONFIRMED Locations (unless noted)
Saturday 9-Feb Caucus & Convention Prep 9:30am-11:30am Beth Commers’ house, 2294 Commonwealth, 55108
Thursday 21-Feb Central Committee & Caucus Prep 6-8:30pm MN DFL, 255 E Plato Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55107
Sunday 24-Feb Candidate Mixer & Caucus and Convention Q&A 3-5pm Tongue in Cheek, 989 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130
Saturday 2-Mar Convener Training 10:30-11:30am Sun Ray Library, 3M Community Room
Sunday 3-Mar Convener Training 3-4pm Rondo Library, Rondo Flex Room
Thursday 7-Mar Executive Committee 6-7pm Hamline Midway Library, Auditorium
Sunday 10-Mar Precinct Caucuses City-wide 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start See Wards for specific locations
Sunday 10-Mar Caucus: Ward 1 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet
Sunday 10-Mar Caucus: Ward 2 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Humboldt High School
Sunday 10-Mar Caucus: Ward 3 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Highland Park HIGH School
Sunday 10-Mar Caucus: Ward 4 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Murray Middle School
Sunday 10-Mar Caucus: Ward 5 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Como High School
Sunday 10-Mar Caucus: Ward 6 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Hazel Park Prep Academy
Sunday 10-Mar Caucus: Ward 7 2:30pm sign-in, 3pm start Harding High School
Sunday 10-Mar Ward 2 convention 4:30pm start, after caucuses Humboldt High School
Sunday 10-Mar Ward 3 convention 4:30pm start, after caucuses Highland Park HIGH School
Sunday 10-Mar Ward 4 convention 4:30pm start, after caucuses Murray Middle School
Thursday 11-Apr Central Committee 6-7pm St. Anthony Park Library & Social Hour on the Deck of Nico’s immediately after (weather permitting)
Saturday 27-Apr Ward 6 convention 9am sign in, 10am start Hazel Park Prep
Sunday 28-Apr Ward 1 convention 1:30pm sign-in, Start 2pm Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet
Thursday 2-May Executive Committee & Last minute convention prep 6-8pm MN DFL, 255 E Plato Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55107
Saturday 4-May Ward 7 convention 4pm sign in, Start 4:30pm Harding High School
Sunday 5-May Ward 5 convention 1:30pm sign-in, Start 2pm Como High School
Thursday 6-Jun Central Committee 6-7pm MN DFL, 255 E Plato Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55107 NOT YET CONFIRMED
Sunday 23-Jun Saint Paul DFL Convention 1:30pm sign-in, Start 2pm TBD
Thursday 1-Aug Executive Committee 6-7pm MN DFL, 255 E Plato Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55107
Thursday 5-Sep Central Committee 6-7pm MN DFL, 255 E Plato Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55107
Thursday 3-Oct Executive Committee 6-7pm MN DFL, 255 E Plato Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55107
Thursday 24-Oct Central Committee & GOTV Phone bank 6-9pm TBD
Thursday 5-Dec Annual Fundraiser and Election Wrap Up TBD TBD

Delegate Counts!

A list of Auto delegates can be found here: 2019 St. Paul Auto Dels (003) These people are automatically added above the totals below.

PCTNAME Precinct Delegates to Ward Conv. PCTNAME Precinct Delegates to Ward Conv. PCTNAME Precinct Delegates to Ward Conv.
St. Paul W-1 P-01 22 St. Paul W-2 P-01 31 St. Paul W-3 P-01 37
St. Paul W-1 P-02 38 St. Paul W-2 P-02 31 St. Paul W-3 P-02 43
St. Paul W-1 P-03 27 St. Paul W-2 P-03 39 St. Paul W-3 P-03 47
St. Paul W-1 P-04 19 St. Paul W-2 P-04 28 St. Paul W-3 P-04 24
St. Paul W-1 P-05 22 St. Paul W-2 P-05 38 St. Paul W-3 P-05 31
St. Paul W-1 P-06 45 St. Paul W-2 P-06 10 St. Paul W-3 P-06 35
St. Paul W-1 P-07 28 St. Paul W-2 P-07 34 St. Paul W-3 P-07 27
St. Paul W-1 P-08 40 St. Paul W-2 P-08 16 St. Paul W-3 P-08 30
St. Paul W-1 P-09 28 St. Paul W-2 P-09 34 St. Paul W-3 P-09 44
St. Paul W-1 P-10 6 St. Paul W-2 P-10 2 St. Paul W-3 P-10 25
St. Paul W-1 P-11 17 St. Paul W-2 P-11 47 St. Paul W-3 P-11 31
St. Paul W-1 P-12 6 St. Paul W-2 P-12 29 St. Paul W-3 P-12 36
St. Paul W-1 P-13 22 St. Paul W-2 P-13 23 St. Paul W-3 P-13 34
St. Paul W-1 P-14 13 St. Paul W-2 P-14 25 St. Paul W-3 P-14 62
St. Paul W-1 P-15 9 St. Paul W-2 P-15 38
St. Paul W-1 P-16 4
Ward 1 346 Ward 2 425 Ward 3 506
PCTNAME Precinct Delegates to Ward Conv. PCTNAME Precinct Delegates to Ward Conv. PCTNAME Precinct Delegates to Ward Conv.
St. Paul W-4 P-01 31 St. Paul W-5 P-01 34 St. Paul W-6 P-01 20
St. Paul W-4 P-02 27 St. Paul W-5 P-02 43 St. Paul W-6 P-02 20
St. Paul W-4 P-03 42 St. Paul W-5 P-03 35 St. Paul W-6 P-03 19
St. Paul W-4 P-04 33 St. Paul W-5 P-04 48 St. Paul W-6 P-04 23
St. Paul W-4 P-05 24 St. Paul W-5 P-05 24 St. Paul W-6 P-05 25
St. Paul W-4 P-06 25 St. Paul W-5 P-06 23 St. Paul W-6 P-06 29
St. Paul W-4 P-07 32 St. Paul W-5 P-07 14 St. Paul W-6 P-07 8
St. Paul W-4 P-08 39 St. Paul W-5 P-08 30 St. Paul W-6 P-08 20
St. Paul W-4 P-09 28 St. Paul W-5 P-09 21 St. Paul W-6 P-09 28
St. Paul W-4 P-10 38 St. Paul W-5 P-10 8 St. Paul W-6 P-10 12
St. Paul W-4 P-11 37 St. Paul W-6 P-11 20
St. Paul W-4 P-12 30 St. Paul W-6 P-12 14
St. Paul W-4 P-13 28
St. Paul W-4 P-14 26
St. Paul W-4 P-15 27
Ward 4 467 Ward 5 280 Ward 6 238
PCTNAME Precinct Delegates to Ward Conv. City Convo Ward Delegates to City Conv.
St. Paul W-7 P-01 28 Ward 1 68
St. Paul W-7 P-02 15 Ward 2 84
St. Paul W-7 P-03 19 Ward 3 101
St. Paul W-7 P-04 12 Ward 4 93
St. Paul W-7 P-05 20 Ward 5 55
St. Paul W-7 P-06 18 Ward 6 47
St. Paul W-7 P-07 15 Ward 7 52
St. Paul W-7 P-08 22 TOTAL 500
St. Paul W-7 P-09 18
St. Paul W-7 P-10 17
St. Paul W-7 P-11 16
St. Paul W-7 P-12 36
St. Paul W-7 P-13 28
Ward 7 264

Candidates Seeking DFL Endorsement

We have spent the last month asking for information on candidates who are seeking DFL endorsement during the 2019 municipal cycle from the St. Paul DFL and its Wards. Here is a list of all the candidates who have reached out to us:

Office Location Candidate FN Candidate LN Campaign contact provided
School Board Citywide Zuki Ellis Shawn, Dayedd@augsburg.edu  763-438-4066
School Board Citywide Steve Marchese steveforspps@gmail.com
School Board Citywide Amin Omar a.omar@hornofafricausa.org or 6513074676
School Board Citywide Omar Syed 6122902404
School Board Citywide Mary Vanderwert mary.vanderwert@gmail.com or 6514318626
City Council Ward 1 Anika Bowie Elizer Darris (612) 385-5664
City Council Ward 1 Liz De La Torre mnlizdelatorre@gmail.com or megan.v.thrasher@gmail.com
City Council Ward 1 Dai Thao Christina, Daithaoforward1@gmail.com
City Council Ward 2 Rebecca Noecker Megan Jekot – majekot@gmail.com
City Council Ward 3 Chris Tolbert Votetolbert@gmail.com
City Council Ward 4 Mitra Jalali Nelson Doua Yang, dyang1718@gmail.com
City Council Ward 5 Amy Brendmoen Jillian Carpenter 218-349-9300 or jillian.ryks@gmail.com
City Council Ward 5 Lynn Connolly LYNN at 651488405/ 6519835490
City Council Ward 6 Alexander Bourne Bournehasour6@gmail.com
City Council Ward 6 Tony Her nija616@gmal.com
City Council Ward 6 Terri Thao Mai Eng Lee, maienglee@gmail.com
City Council Ward 6 Nelsie Yang Chris Xiong, yangforcouncil@gmail.com
City Council Ward 7 Ahmed Hersi 6518008885
City Council Ward 7 Jane Prince Stephanie.harr@gmail.com 
City Council Ward 7 Mary Anne Quiroz Info@quirozfortheeastside.com