Welcome to Senate District 64. We are the volunteer-run local branch of the DFL. Senate District 64 is in the heart of Saint Paul, Minnesota, covering much of the western side of Saint Paul.
The responsibilities and goals of the SD64 DFL include:
- Organizing party caucuses and conventions every two years where candidates for state house and senate are endorsed, and delegates are chosen for the state and congressional district conventions.
- Coordinating and organizing volunteers to do voter outreach through door knocking and phone banking.
- Growing grassroots interest and involvement with the DFL through community activities and outreach events.
We are a remarkably liberal area, typically voting very Democratic in most elections. This in part due to the hard work of organizers and volunteers like you. Through our “flying squad” outreach efforts, we channel the energy of our district and use it to support surrounding districts in building a stronger DFL base across Minnesota. This has helped us build strong relationships, respect, and loyalty with DFLers from across the state, with the goal of ensuring DFL majorities in the Minnesota capitol.
If you are new to Minnesota, you may wonder why you hear little about the Democratic Party and a lot about the “DFL”. Here we call ourselves the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and the DFL has a wonderful rich history if you care to dig into it.
The Minnesota election cycle runs different kinds of races in different years. The SD64 DFL gets busy on even years because those are the years when we have statewide and federal elections. On odd years cities and towns hold their elections in Minnesota. SD64 stands for “senate district 64” and represents a state senate district, which also covers two state house districts (64 A and 64 B), so most of our business comes during even years.
Here are some of the other DFL party units that cover all or part of SD64’s area…