The St. Paul DFL endorsed for school board!

Our sincere congratulations to Zuki Ellis, Chauntyll Allen and Steve Marchese for their endorsement for the SPPS School Board! We are so very ready to work hard for your election in November!

We also want to thank all the countless volunteers who spent numerous hours from the very first caucus through all the ward conventions to the city convention! We truly could not have done this without you!!

2019 City DFL Votes for BOE



Here are the results of all the resolutions which achieved an affirmative vote of 60% or greater of delegate votes cast and arranged by popularity within each category.

Saint Paul 2019 DFL City Convention Action Agenda – [items with 60% or greater support]

Thank you Demi, Sharon and the rest of the credentials team for your hard work on this!

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



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
City Council Ward 2 Rebecca Noecker Megan at
City Council Ward 3 Chris Tolbert
City Council Ward 4 Mitra Jalali Nelson Doua at
City Council Ward 5 Amy Brendmoen Jillian at 218-349-9300 or
City Council Ward 7 Jane Prince

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
School Board Charlotte Castro Charlie at 612.414.5161 or
School Board Zuki Ellis Shawn at or 763-438-4066
School Board Jessica Kopp
School Board Steve Marchese or Megan at
School Board Omar Syed 6122902404 or
School Board Mary Vanderwert or 6514318626 or Megan at
School Board Ryan Williams 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!