SD64 Constituent Luncheon – April 28

Each year, the representatives of SD64 like to hold a luncheon to meet with their constituents (that’s you!). This year is no different, and Senator Cohen and Representatives Pinto and Murphy have invited the district to lunch on Tuesday, April 28. The event will run from 11:30am to 1:00pm, and will be held in Room 200 South of the State Office Building (note: this is a different room from prior years).

If you are interested in attending, contact Josh Ney in Senator Cohen’s office at to RSVP and order your lunch* (please place your order by Thursday, April 23).

*Box lunches are being ordered from Cecil’s Deli, though attendees are free to bring their own lunch. Box lunches are $10, with checks payable to the Cohen Volunteer Committee on the day of the luncheon.

Town Hall Meeting – April 12

Our SD64 legislators are having a town hall meeting on Sunday, April 12. Senator Cohen and Representatives Murphy and Pinto will be on hand to tell you what they’ve been up to at the Capitol. They also want to hear from members of the community on the issues that matter to you. This is a non-partisan event, but DFLers should definitely show up to hear what our excellent legislators have been working on!

Where: Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Road
When: 1:30-3:00pm
Sunday, April 12

Congratulations Dave and Erin!

Representative Erin Murphy, our DFL endorsed candidate in 64A, has been re-elected! Joining her in the next legislative session will be Dave Pinto, our DFL endorsed candidate in 64B. Congratulations to Erin, Dave, Betty, Al, and all the other victorious DFLers up and down the ballot today!

Thank you to everyone who knocked on doors, made phone calls, pounded in lawn signs, and helped in every other way imaginable. Democracy depends on dedicated volunteers like yourselves.

Representative Paymar Retirement Party – September 30

paymar-fundraiserRepresentative Paymar has done a wonderful job representing our district over the years, and we’re honoring his career with a retirement party and fundraiser this month. We’ll be celebrating at the home of Charles Stander, 574 Summit Avenue, here in St. Paul on Tuesday, September 30, from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Some previous communications had a different address, but 574 Summit is the correct address.

We have a long list of co-hosts who will be coming out to help us celebrate Michael Paymar, including:

Senator Dick Cohen
Speaker Paul Thissen
Majority Leader Erin Murphy
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi
Dave Pinto
Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Howard Orenstein
Ray Faricy
Ramsey County Commissioner Rafael Ortega

The planning committee is in the process of finding party sponsors. If you’re interested in being a sponsor, please contact Chris Haas at or Max Milstein at

Current platinum level sponsors include:

Bill Struszinksi
Christine Almeida

Other sponsors include:

Marcia Avner and Wy Spano
Doug Carnival
Ken Iosso
Andrea Sachs
Sharon Sudman
Rachel Nelson and Bill Totten
Elizabeth Wefel
Eric Celeste
Ellen Perrault
John Kavanaugh
Kevin Walli
Kelcey Johnson
Rich Ginsberg
Rolf Westgard
Christopher and Monica Haas

McCollum/Pinto Door Knock – Tuesday, September 2 Updated

UPDATE: The doorknock is now starting at Erin Murphy’s house, see below for details.

In lieu of Dave Pinto’s normal Monday canvass, next week Dave and Congresswoman Betty McCollum are teaming up to knock doors around the district. Unconfirmed rumors have it that a certain State House Majority Leader might make an appearance. If you’re interested in joining, or if you have any questions, please call Peter at (952)992-9393, or e-mail him at This should be a fun event, we hope you can make it.

Here are the details:

What: McCollum/Pinto Door Knock
When: 5:30pm, Tuesday, September 2
Where: Erin Murphy’s House, 898 OsceolaJ&S Bean Factory, 1518 Randolph

Doorknocking for Erin and Dave

Volunteers are needed to knock on doors for Dave Pinto on Monday, August 18, and on future Mondays. We’ll be meeting at J&S Bean Factory, 1518 Randolph, and knocking from 6-8pm.

Volunteers are also needed to knock on doors for Erin Murphy on Tuesday, August 19, and on future Tuesdays. We’ll meet at Erin’s house, 898 Osceola, at 5:30pm.

Our endorsed candidates need your support, and besides that, they’re really fun to campaign with! We hope you can join us.