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Minnesota Senate Caucuses

DFL Caucus

The DFL Senate Caucus consists of elected legislative members of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) Party.

Contact Us   Feel free to contact the Senate DFL Caucus.
 
DFL Leadership   View a list of leadership positions.
 
Senate DFL Caucus, Research   Research, media announcements, and communications with Senators' constituents are provided by this office.

 

The Senate DFL Caucus represents Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party views on Minnesota legislative policy.

Research, media announcements, and communications with Senators' constituents are provided by this office.

Date timeline Description
 
July 1 State fiscal year begins each year, and in odd-numbered years, state fiscal biennium begins.
July through December Groundwork is laid for upcoming legislative session. Ongoing budget activity, budget-related events, trends, and issues are analyzed for their fiscal policy implications. Budget divisions, committees, and legislative commissions hold special meetings to examine pending issues.
End of November Department of Finance issues November Forecast of state revenues and expenditures.
Beginning of January Legislature convenes, begins official budget hearings and committee hearings to discuss pertinent issues and bills. Staff drafts bills and amendments upon request of Senators.
Fourth Tuesday in January in odd-numbered years, or third Tuesday in February, if a new governor has just been elected Governor issues detailed budget for following biennium.
Mid February Governor issues detailed budget and policy bills for the next biennium.
End of February Department of Finance issues February Forecast of state revenues and expenditures.
March to June Legislature finishes committee and budget hearings, bills are debated and voted on in floor sessions, and conference committees meet to finalize bills. Governor signs or vetoes legislation.
Monday following third Saturday in May Constitution mandates end of regular session.

 


Majority Caucus
Staff List red diamond image Organized by Name
A B C E F G H J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

Staff Member red diamond image Title Room and Building red diamond image Phone
 
A
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Ellen Anderson
Researcher
534 UBS
(651) 296-3521
 
B
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Laura Bakk
Legislative Assistant
609B UBS
(651) 296-8017
 
Julie Bayerl
Leadership Assistant
515C UBS
(651) 296-1223
 
Mitch Berggren
Committee Administrator
631A UBS
(651) 296-4167
 
Krista Broton
Director Research
531 UBS
(651) 296-7423
 
Charley Bruce
Researcher
539 UBS
(651) 296-1113
 
Jen Bruntlett
Committee Administrator
603 UBS
(651) 296-6401
 
Jacky Brustuen
Leadership Assistant
517B UBS
(651) 296-7891
 
C
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Amelia Cerling
Media Relations Specialist
506 UBS
(651) 296-1939
 
Jacquelyn Clinton
Legislative Assistant
607 UBS
(651) 296-4334
 
Nathan Coulter
Legislative Assistant
646 UBS
(651) 297-8061
 
Sarah Cyrus
Legislative Assistant
608 UBS
(651) 296-9248
 
E
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Jamie Ebert
Legislative Assistant
615 UBS
(651) 296-4188
 
Danna Elling
Researcher
528 UBS
(651) 296-7089
 
F
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Gwenia Fiskevold Gould
Legislative Assistant
638 UBS
(651) 296-4166
 
G
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Kevin George
Legislative Assistant
645 UBS
(651) 296-9457
 
Kristy Graume
Legislative Assistant
647 UBS
(651) 296-6153
 
Amy Greske
Researcher
537 UBS
(651) 296-9477
 
David Gross
Legislative Assistant
618 UBS
(651) 296-8869
 
Gloria Gunville
Researcher
528 UBS
(651) 296-9271
 
H
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Elizabeth Herr
Legislative Assistant
619 UBS
(651) 296-5285
 
Ali Holzman
Legislative Assistant
604 UBS
(651) 296-5094
 
Donovan Hurd
Leadership Assistant
521 UBS
(651) 296-5640
 
J
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Barb Jacobs
Committee Administrator
525 UBS
(651) 296-2962
 
Craig Janezich
Researcher
536 UBS
(651) 296-7425
 
Beth Johnston
Legislative Assistant
612 UBS
(651) 296-4314
 
Kara Josephson
Committee Administrator
623 UBS
(651) 296-8092
 
Mary Juhl
Legislative Assistant
641 UBS
(651) 296-4264
 
K
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Nicole Kaplan
Leadership Assistant
633 UBS
(651) 296-5308
 
Dave Kornecki
Committee Administrator
611 UBS
(651) 296-5538
 
Thomas Kukielka
Executive Director Rules Committee
514 UBS
(651) 296-9384
 
Antonia Kurtz
Legislative Assistant
642 UBS
(651) 296-1279
 
L
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Emily Lefholz
Committee Administrator
614 UBS
(651) 296-4842
 
Nancy Livingston
Committee Administrator
523 UBS
(651) 296-2167
 
Bill Lunzer
Legislative Assistant
631B UBS
(651) 296-4136
 
M
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Chelsea Magadance
Committee Administrator
644 UBS
(651) 296-4151
 
Ryan Majerus
Researcher
538 UBS
(651) 296-0178
 
Holly Marsh
Legislative Assistant
620 UBS
(651) 296-5537
 
Blanca Martinez Gavina
Legislative Assistant
624 UBS
(651) 296-4274
 
Brian Martinson
Committee Administrator
609A UBS
(651) 296-5307
 
Joane McAfee
Legislative Assistant
605 UBS
(651) 296-9246
 
Chris McCall
Legislative Assistant
511 UBS
(651) 296-2889
 
Marie McCarthy
Legislative Assistant
609C UBS
(651) 296-2556
 
Brennan Meier
Legislative Assistant
502 UBS
(651) 296-4113
 
Tom Melton
Legislative Assistant
602 UBS
(651) 296-6238
 
N
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Josh Ney
Legislative Assistant
639 UBS
(651) 296-5931
 
O
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Logan O'Grady
Committee Administrator
540 UBS
(651) 296-4901
 
Kathryn Olson
Committee Page
G-12 Capitol
(651) 296-8660
 
Kyle Olson
Legislative Assistant
622 UBS
(651) 296-4191
 
Sarah Orange
Legislative Assistant
606 UBS
(651) 296-4120
 
Jennifer Orr
Researcher
532 UBS
(651) 296-2156
 
P
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Hannah Pallmeyer
Legislative Assistant
524 UBS
(651) 296-5645
 
Diane Patnode
Legislative Assistant
520 UBS
(651) 296-4196
 
Mary Pederson
Researcher
535 UBS
(651) 297-8057
 
Steve Peterson
Tax Committee Analyst
522 UBS
(651) 296-7983
 
Q
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Michael Quadrozzi
Legislative Assistant
625 UBS
(651) 297-8073
 
R
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Adam Roberts
Researcher
503 UBS
(651) 296-0165
 
Patricia Rooney
Legislative Assistant
643 UBS
(651) 296-0293
 
Patrick Rooney
Legislative Assistant
613 UBS
(651) 297-8065
 
Trevor Roy
Researcher
504 UBS
(651) 296-5712
 
Christopher Runquist
Legislative Director
518 UBS
(651) 296-0265
 
Isaac Russell
Legislative Assistant
626 UBS
(651) 296-4370
 
Catherine Ryan
Director of the Office of the President
630 UBS
(651) 297-5393
 
S
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Scott Sande
Committee Administrator
609D UBS
(651) 296-5968
 
Brenda Shafer-Pellinen
Committee Administrator
510 UBS
(651) 296-7593
 
Larissa Shea
Legislative Assistant
517A UBS
(651) 296-8881
 
Alyssa Siems Roberson
Majority Communications Director
515A UBS
(651) 296-4150
 
Kate Lynne Snyder
Legislative Assistant
637 UBS
(651) 296-6820
 
Suzanne Sobotka
Committee Administrator
621 UBS
(651) 296-1738
 
Faye Sparks
Committee Administrator
627 UBS
(651) 296-4175
 
Avonna Starck
Legislative Assistant
533 UBS
(651) 296-3205
 
T
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Vic Thorstenson
Project Manager
509 UBS
(651) 297-8070
 
Megan Tolbert
Leadership Assistant
515B UBS
(651) 296-7422
 
Janice Tweet
Legislative Assistant
648 UBS
(651) 297-8060
 
U
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Mary Underwood
Legislative Assistant
512 UBS
(651) 296-7809
 
V
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Christopher Vaaler
Legislative Assistant
601 UBS
(651) 296-4154
 
Skyler Vilt
Media Relations Specialist
505 UBS
(651) 296-1240
 
W
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Jackie Wegleitner
Director Majority Media Services
529 UBS
(651) 296-0475
 
Bryan Wells
Media Relations Specialist
501 UBS
(651) 296-5561
 
Jeri Wenzel
Legislative Assistant
519 UBS
(651) 296-8660
 
Y
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Liz Young
Legislative Assistant
542 UBS
(651) 296-4261
 

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