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Welcome to DFL Senate District 47
Democrats in Woodbury & South Maplewood, MN

We    ELECT Democrats,    ENGAGE on key issues,    EDUCATE on civics

We are the local party unit who endorses for MN Senator 47 & two Reps. in 47A and 47B;
we elect leaders in (20) voting neighborhoods to our SD47 Central Committee;
and we elect delegates to Congressional Districts (CD2 and CD4)
and we elect delegates to the State Party (SCC).
Contact Minnesota's state-wide Democratic-Farmer-Labor / DFL party
at  www.dfl.org 
Contact the national US Democrats at www.democrats.org 
ENGAGE with Democrats -  in person or online
We are your neighbors.
Ages 15 & under can participate with Parent/s. 
Ages 16+ can get elected to Precinct party office, propose laws, lobby.
Ages 18+ can run for Treasurer or campaign Treasurer, Precinct Chair.
Ages 18+ can get elected to City-wide party office, supporting MN Senator, supporting US Congress

Many people start by filling out a Volunteer form, or Visiting us at a Fair, parade or event. 
Woodbury Days is Aug 18-20, 2023 booth or  Sun Aug 20 parade at Ojibway Park next to Woodbury High School, 2665 Woodland DR, Woodbury, MN 55125. 
Washington County Fair is Aug 2 - 6, 2023 
12300 North 40th ST, Stillwater, MN 55082
EDUCATE on Civics - Get trained how Democracy works
The National Democratic Training Committee
offers free, online Zoom/live chat or anytime (9)10-min sessions to learn more about how democracy works.

SD47 DFL follows a Two-Year Election cycle, which began on 2022 Caucus Night and goes through 2024 Caucus Night (Feb 27, 2024). To go to the (Two Year) Past Events page, click the three lines at the top of the page 

This Calendar highlights public city-wide events in the next 30 - 60 - 90 days. 

Th Jun 1 Cheers to Pride - grab a drink & support LGBT+

Sat Jun 2, Hastings PRIDE parade 11am  www.aftonindivisible.org
Sat Jun 2, 11am Wear Orange, downtown Stillwater,  support Gun Safety
M Jun 5, 7pm Coffee and Conversation

Th Jun 8, 7pm - 8:30pm Celebrate End of Session with Sen. Nicole Mitchell
Eagle Valley Golf Course / Banquet Room
2600 Double Eagle Lane, Woodbury 55125
RSVP and donate $50 suggested at:

Sat Jun 17, 1:30pm Coffee and Conversation 

Mon June 19 Juneteenth picnics

Jun 23-25 Twin Cities Pride Festival, MPLS

July 4, 11am lineup; 1pm City of Afton parade. 
July 4, 6pm - 10pm Woodbury fireworks at Healtheast

Ramsey County Fair

T Aug 2, National Night Out, 5pm - 7pm

Aug 2 - 6, Washington County Fair

Aug 18 - 20. Woodbury Days. Fri 4pm -10pm; Sat 10am - 10pm; Sun 11am-4pm
Aug 20, 11am lineup for Woodbury Days Parade at 1pm 

Election TBD (~Jun 21 - Aug 2, 2023) or (Sept 22 - Nov 7) for ISD833 School Board candidates and Levy for buildings. Candidates must file by Aug 15; Aug 16 endorsement. 
Upcoming Events in SD41 Cottage Grove

2023 3rd Annual Hmong Memorial Sports Fest Tournament
May 27- 28 Hmong Reunion, Kingston Park, Cottage Grove
9195 75th St S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016 (opens in new window)
(651) 216-6188 
This Memorial Day Weekend, swing by One Family Fest at Kingston Park in Cottage Grove to taste some delicious street eats and cultural cuisines. One Family is a nonprofit organization that hosts an annual Memorial Day Sports Fest in Cottage Grove. Bring your picnic blanket and watch the flag football, volleyball, cornhole, basketball or soccer tournaments going on at the park while you enjoy your tasty food.

Sat Jun 3, 11am Pride Parade, Hastings, MN 
Email:  ideahastings@gmail.com
View Organizer Website
Levee Park
20 Ramsey St.
Hastings, MN 55033

Jun 5 - SD41 Deep Canvass Training
Coffee and Conversation 

Order your favorite cup of coffee and let's talk for 30 min+ about current events.
RSVP to Jim Vlcek at sd47CoffeeAndConversation@gmail.com

Twice per Month = Mondays  7pm & Saturdays  1:30pm

Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 1:30PM
At the Caribou Coffee in Lunds & Byerly's (7050 Valley Creek Plaza in Woodbury)

Mon night, Jun 5,  7pm 
Sat Jun 17, 1:30pm 
third of Three Meetings -  to plan Buildings for Schools in ISD833
Hosted by SoWashCo Schools www.sowashco.org/facilityplanning

T May 23, 6:30pm - 8pm East Ridge High School: Review the Final Facility Plan

Voting for the SoWashCo Building Bond 
Sept 22 - Nov 7. Voting for (3) School Board Candidates.
SoWash Co asked for feedback on the 2023 Buildings Levy. 
For the (25) Building for ~19,000 students, they are considering a $260 Million budget, including: 
$121M for High School additions
_$41M for Middle School additions
+ ($150M) choose from these ($32M Elementary school additions, $5M Transport Center expansion, $7M Land purchase, $2M Lake Middle School addition, $6M high school atheletic fields, $7M elementary school bathrooms, and other projects - Next Step Transitions, Alternative high school, Early Learning space) 

For each $25M of buildings, the property tax levy would be 
$1/month (on a median valued home of $409,000)
$260M would be ~$10/mo property tax increase. 
Photo: SoWashCo School officials tried to hammer out details of a new 2023 bond referendum at a meeting at Oltman Middle School in Cottage Grove April 25. South Washington County School District 833 floated a $460M  bond issue that failed in 2022, so officials are paring it down to $250M or less for another vote. At the meeting, a crowd of about 50 helped officials re-set priorities for the new bond issue.
Growing pains: SoWashCo Schools ISD833 asks for Input
(8) of 25 Buildings face Overcrowding from new Housing

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
That’s what the South Washington County School District 833 is doing. After a $462 million bond issue failed in 2022, the district is trimming it down to make it more appealing to voters.
     Part of that process was a meeting April 25 at Oltman Middle School in Cottage Grove. During the 90-minute meeting, a crowd of 50 exchanged ideas with school officials for the new bond issue.
    Details of the updated bond referendum haven’t been set, but it was clear Tuesday that officials will be asking for a much smaller amount of money. The new plan will not include everything that was in the original, Not two new elementary schools.
   At the meeting, officials tried to determine expenditures that might be supported, including buying land for future schools, improving security in middle and high schools, and adding classrooms and teaching spaces.

   The district’s final plan will be unveiled at a meeting 6:30-8 p.m. May 23 at East Ridge High School. 
Less Land available for school campus sites; and land costs more.

SoWashCo Projected Student Enrollment, per Dan Pyan

2022 = 18,520 students
2023 = 18,672 students
2024 = 18,778 students
2025 = 18,096 students
2026 = 19,027 students
2027 = 19,199 students

In 2022, (4) of the (25) buildings were Over Capacity.
with 679 additional students
In 2027, (7) of the (25) building are expected to be Over Capacity.
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We Did It! With your help SD47 elected the following: 

Governor Tim Walz
Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan
Secretary of State Steve Simon
State Auditor Julie Blaha
State Attorney General Keith Ellison
SD47 MN State Senator Nicole Mitchell

SD47A MN House Representative Amanda Hemmingsen-Jaeger
SD47B MN House Representative Ethan Cha

Political contributions made to qualified Minnesota political parties, and  candidates for state

offices may qualify for a Political Contribution Refund (PCR). 

Senate District 47 (SD47) represents DFL voters in Woodbury & and a portion of Maplewood. 
A senate district is considered a political party. Donations made to senate districts not only provides
assistance to individuals running for a state offices, but to individuals running for federal, county,

school board or city offices. 

Your donations also helped SD47 to elect Washington County District 5 Commissioner Michelle Clasen.
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Your donations give DFL officeholders the opportunity to meet with their constituencies at  Town Halls,
the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce Expo, the Afton 4th of July Parade, the Ramsey and Washington

County Fairs, Woodbury Days, Meet & Greets and other events.

Your donations also cover SD57 operating expenses for such things as our SD47.org site and
preparations to host the DFL SD47 Delegate Convention at East Ridge High School the Spring of 2024.

How Does it Work? 

Donate $50/person or $100/married couple (filing a joint application) to a Minnesota elected official, or a

Minnesota political party between Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2023, and receive a refund from

the MN Department of Revenue. 

You may donate to SD47 by clicking the Big Blue Button Above labeled “Donate to SD47.”

By mail send a check to
P. O. Box 25893
Woodbury, MN 55125

The SD47 Treasurer will need a note with your full name(s), occupation/employer, email address, and
phone number. You will receive an SD47 receipt and PCR application. Complete the application and
mail it with the SD47 receipt to the MN Department of Revenue. You can expect a Direct Deposit or a
check in the mail in 2 to 4 weeks. 

The last day to file for your 2023 refund is April 15, 2024.
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We Won! What's Next? Gov Walz & MN Leg 

Dec 6, 2022 MN Govt Press Conference: Gov Walz, Sen Dziedzic, Rep Long & Rep Hollins explain their One Minnesota vision for 2023-24 Budget Revenue & Spending, Top Priority Laws, 2022 Bonding bill.

Watch Gov Walz
copy the link https://buff.ly/3h5RukE or click WATCH
Nov 2022 Budget & Economic Forecast projecting a $17.6 billion state budget surplus

Watch Sen Dziedzic, Rep Long & Rep Hollins
copy the link   buff.ly/3P5w2J0 or click WATCH
We Won! Show us the Money! 
Dec 6, 2022 MN Govt Press Conference: Jim Showalter/MN Management & Budget

Watch MN Budget office; $17.6 Billion surplus Jim Schowalter MMB 45 min. video a) strong Revenue Collections b) lower spending c) Net $5 Billion + unspent $7 Billion from 2022; d) expect $11 Billion new revenue forecasted. 
(One time Revenue of $11 Billion) + ($6 Billion ongoing Revenue) Copy the link  https://buff.ly/3Bf9Q9z  or  click WATCH 
news conference on release of the November 2022 Budget and Economic Forecast projecting a $17.6 billion state budget surplus
General Election results Nov. 8, 2022

Tues Nov 8 General Election results are posted on the MN Secretary of State Website.
We will also list the links so you can look them up: 

Ramsey County

Washington County


City of Woodbury, MN


City of Maplewood, MN


ISD622 Levy & School Board North St. Paul


ISD834 School Board Stillwater

These unofficial results are posted for other MN contests, too. 
Nov. 8 City of Woodbury Precinct 1-16  Polling Places 
Link to map on City of Woodbury, MN website:
https://www.woodburymn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1391/Woodbury-P, recinct-Boundaries-and-Polling-Places?bidId=

1 Woodbury Baptist Church, 6695 Upper Afton Road
2 Woodbury City Hall, 8301 Valley Creek Road
3 Woodbury High School, 2665 Woodlane Drive
4 Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road

5 New Life Church, 6758 Bailey Road
6 Bailey Elementary School, 4125 Woodlane Drive
7 King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1583 Radio Drive
8 St John Lutheran Church, 1975 St Johns Drive

9 Brookview Elementary School, 11099 Brookview Road
10 Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place
11 Lake Middle School, 3133 Pioneer Drive
12 Valley Crossing Elementary School, 9900 Park Crossing

13 Liberty Ridge Elementary School, 11395 Eagle View Boulevard
14 Five Oaks Community Church, 4416 Radio Drive
15 East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive
16 St Ambrose of Woodbury, y 4125 Woodbury Drive

Nov. 8 City of Maplewood Precinct 10, 11, 12, 13 Maps

2022 Precinct Boundaries and Polling Locations (PDF)
2022 Precinct Map with Street Index (PDF)

The city of Maplewood approved redistricting and new 2022 Precinct Maps. 
Precinct 10 Justice Alan Page Elementary School, 2410 Holloway Avenue
Precinct 11 Beaver Lake Education Center, 1060 Sterling Street N
Precinct 12 Carver Elementary School, 2680 Upper Afton Road
Precinct 13 Lutheran Chruch of Peace, 47 Century Avenue S

Updated MN Voting Maps Feb 2022
Redistricting changed the boundaries in MN.
Click on the image below - for Senate District locations/demographics