What a DFL meeting in CD2 tonight! About sixty people showed up for the DFL CD2 Central Committee Meeting at Burnhaven Library. And the best part was that there were eight people from Senate District 36!! Including two new members elected tonight to the CD2 Executive Committee, Jerry Klebs who was elected a CD2 Director, and Kevin Roberson who was elected to be the male Affirmative Action Delegate from CD2 to the state DFL commission.
Jerry has been involved in the party for a long time, and Kevin is a young man, not long out of college with a lot of great ideas just getting active. Also at the meeting were all four male State Central Committee delegates and alternates, Charlie, Jerry, Rodd and myself. As well as female State Central Committee delegate and great blogger, actually, multi-blog blogger Holly Cairnes. Candidate for House District 36A Colin Lee and CD2 Chair Jeanne Thomas rounded out the delegation from SD36. It was very energizing to have so many SD36 people in attendance.
There were several candidates at the meeting. Dan Powers, the DFL candidate for congress challenging John Kline. Travis Burton and I were the only two candidates for Minnesota Senate, but Will Morgan (40A) gave a great campaign speech, Mick McGuire (25A), Colin Lee (36A) and Dave Page (57B) all spoke. The best speech award goes to Travis Burton tonight.
Highlighting a couple of events discussed at the meeting:
The big CD2 golf fundraiser is August 1, only 233 people get in, and only 60 golfers, so make your reservations now. It is a very affordable day of golf, great food and great discussions. I’m going to talk to Charlie Thomas about putting together a memorabilia swap.
CD2 is now on Twitter @DFLCD2.
A couple of local events that we brought up:
Door knocking this Saturday in Lakeville. This is a coordinated campaign door knocking event. Meet Colin, myself and DFL staff and volunteers at the Dunn Bros. in Apple Valley on Galaxie by 11:00 am. The more people the better.
The SD36 candidates will be hosting an outdoor event at Rambling River Park in Farmington on June 16th from 6:30-8:30 pm. We are meeting at the picnic shelter. Rain or shine come out and meet all three SD36 candidates.
The Dew Days Parade is June 19th at 1:00 in Farmington. We need a big contingent of walkers for visibility. If you are able to walk, carry signs, give out stickers or do something entertaining, we need you. Contact Quist4Sen@hotmail.com.
Finally, Dan Powers in CD2, Colin Lee in 36A, Sigrid Iversen in 36B and myself, Steve Quist in SD36, need financial support to be viable candidates. Even $5 makes all the difference. Click on the name of the person you would like to make a donation to, better yet, make a $5 donation to all four candidates.
- Dan Powers for Congress
- Steve Quist for Senate Dist. 36
- Colin Lee for House 36A
- Sigrid Iversen for House 36B
The next CD2 Central Committee Meeting is August 3, 2010 at the Burnhaven Library. Join us.