Return of the PCR!

July 1st, 2017 marked the return of the Political Contribution Refund (PCR) here in Minnesota! All MN DFL members are encouraged to donate $50 individual/$100 married couple to a MN DFL group such as SD64 DFL or MN state office candidate such as Rep Erin Murphy, Rep Dave Pinto, or Sen Dick Cohen between now and December 31st, 2017. See here for details. When you donate to SD64 DFL at a fundraiser or online, our treasurer will send you a receipt in the mail which you can mail to the state with the 2017 Form PCR application to receive a full refund within a few weeks! It’s a great, easy way to support grass root DFL groups such as SD64 DFL. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to and we can guide you through the process.

Volunteers Needed on July 15th

For the first time, SD64 DFL has scored a great fundraising opportunity by staffing the beer tent at Highland Fest during the concert by Kat Perkins, The Voice semifinalist a few years ago. The concert is from 6-10pm, Saturday July 15, and we need 6 additional volunteers. Please reach out to Chris Haas at if you are 21+ and interested in joining us. A guaranteed good time and a great chance to help support SD64 DFL as we get to keep all tips!

Jolly Holiday Fundraiser

Please join Senator Dick Cohen and Representatives Erin Murphy and Dave Pinto and your friends on the SD64 DFL leadership team for a holiday fundraiser/get together at the lovely home of Charles and Terri Stander on Wednesday, December 9th. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and soft drinks will be served.

Holiday Party and Fundraiser
574 Summit Avenue
Wednesday, December 9
5:30 to 7:30pm

Proceeds will help fund our upcoming caucuses and support candidates that will help the DFL take back the legislative majority in 2016! Suggested contributions of $25, $50, or $100 at the door or online at our contribution page.

Please RSVP to Chris Haas at if you plan on attending.

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

Say Goodbye to the PCR, 6/30

Please join our SD64 Legislators for a “Goodbye to the PCR Party” on Tuesday, June 30.

The Republicans have again eliminated the Political Contribution Refund program. Before it disappears on July 1st, we want you to attend our party and take full advantage of it. Join us at 7th Street Tavern at 7pm on Tuesday, June 30th to make your refundable $50 (individual) or $100 (married couple) contribution. You’ll also be able to mingle with your legislators and enjoy some appetizers. Please RSVP to Don’t let this opportunity to donate free money get away!

7th Street Tavern
2401 West 7th Street (next to Sibley Plaza)
Tuesday, June 30, 7pm

Meet us on the patio or in the banquet room by the patio. If you’re unable to attend the party please visit our donation page to make a contribution.

More information about the PCR program is also available on our donation page.

St Paul DFL Bowling Fundraiser – April 13

The St. Paul DFL is having a fundraiser at the Midway Pro Bowl on Monday, April 13, at 7:00pm. The party has rented out the entire facility, so there will be plenty of lanes as well as plenty of space to mingle if bowling isn’t your thing. You can sign up a team of four or sign yourself up and meet your team there. This is a great opportunity to bowl a few frames, hang out with local activists, and support the DFL as they prepare for what is expected to be a historically large convention. If you’re interested in joining, you can sign up here.

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