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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
 
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Ellen Anderson
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-3521
 
B
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Laura Bakk
Legislative Assistant
2235 MSB
(651) 296-8017
 
Billie Ball
Legislative Assistant
2101 MSB
(651) 296-4334
 
Julie Bayerl
Leadership Assistant
3114 MSB
(651) 296-1223
 
Mitch Berggren
Committee Administrator
2118 MSB
(651) 296-4167
 
Daniel Borgertpoepping
Legislative Assistant
3229 MSB
(651) 296-9457
 
Krista Broton
Director Research
G300 MSB
(651) 296-7423
 
Charley Bruce
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-1113
 
Jen Bruntlett
Committee Administrator
3204 MSB
(651) 296-6401
 
Jacky Brustuen
Leadership Assistant
3110A MSB
(651) 296-7891
 
C
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Amelia Cerling
Media Specialist
G300 MSB
(651) 296-1939
 
Jacque Clinton
Legislative Assistant
2227 MSB
(651) 296-3205
 
Nathan Coulter
Legislative Assistant
2323 MSB
(651) 297-8061
 
Sarah Cyrus
Legislative Assistant
2401 MSB
(651) 296-9248
 
E
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Jamie Ebert
Legislative Assistant
2417 MSB
(651) 296-4188
 
Danna Elling
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-7089
 
F
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Gwenia Fiskevold Gould
Legislative Assistant
2325 MSB
(651) 296-4166
 
G
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Kristy Graume
Committee Administrator
2110 MSB
(651) 296-4151
 
Amy Greske
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-9477
 
David Gross
Legislative Assistant
2403 MSB
(651) 296-8869
 
Gloria Gunville
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-9271
 
H
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Cearah Hamilton
Legislative Assistant
2303 MSB
(651) 296-9246
 
Elizabeth Herr
Legislative Assistant
3413 MSB
(651) 296-5285
 
Sam Hoppe
Legislative Assistant
3409 MSB
(651) 296-4166
 
Donovan Hurd
Leadership Assistant
3210 MSB
(651) 296-5640
 
J
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Barb Jacobs
Committee Administrator
3234 MSB
(651) 296-2962
 
Craig Janezich
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-7425
 
Megan Johnson
Leadership Assistant
3116 MSB
(651) 296-7422
 
Beth Johnston
Legislative Assistant
3105 MSB
(651) 296-4314
 
Don Jorovsky
Legislative Assistant
2213 MSB
(651) 296-4191
 
Kara Josephson
Committee Administrator
2120 MSB
(651) 296-8092
 
Mary Juhl
Legislative Assistant
3411 MSB
(651) 296-4264
 
K
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Nicole Kaplan
Leadership Assistant
2301 MSB
(651) 296-5308
 
Tyler Kline
Legislative Assistant
2217 MSB
(651) 296-2889
 
Dave Kornecki
Committee Administrator
3110 MSB
(651) 296-5538
 
Thomas Kukielka
Executive Director Rules Committee
3124 MSB
(651) 296-9384
 
L
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Emily Lefholz
Committee Administrator
2110A MSB
(651) 296-4842
 
Nancy Livingston
Committee Administrator
3214 MSB
(651) 296-2167
 
Bill Lunzer
Legislative Assistant
2111 MSB
(651) 296-4136
 
M
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Natalia Madryga
Legislative Assistant
3109 MSB
(651) 296-4261
 
Ryan Majerus
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-0178
 
Leila Malow
Legislative Assistant
2205 MSB
(651) 296-1802
 
Brian Martinson
Committee Administrator
2201 MSB
(651) 296-5307
 
Chris McCall
Committee Administrator
3208 MSB
(651) 296-7593
 
Marie McCarthy
Legislative Assistant
3111 MSB
(651) 296-2556
 
Brennan Meier
Legislative Assistant
G300 MSB
(651) 296-4113
 
Alec Mitchell
Legislative Assistant
2233 MSB
(651) 296-4120
 
N
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Josh Ney
Legislative Assistant
2409 MSB
(651) 296-5931
 
O
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Jessica Oaxaca
Legislative Assistant
2229 MSB
(651) 296-6238
 
Sarah Orange
Committee Administrator
2116 MSB
(651) 296-5540
 
Jennifer Orr
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-2156
 
P
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Hannah Pallmeyer
Legislative Assistant
2401 MSB
(651) 296-5645
 
Diane Patnode
Legislative Assistant
3211 MSB
(651) 296-4196
 
Steve Peterson
Tax Committee Analyst
3212 MSB
(651) 296-7983
 
Leanny Prieto
Legislative Assistant
2225 MSB
(651) 296-4274
 
Q
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Michael Quadrozzi
Legislative Assistant
2207 MSB
(651) 297-8073
 
R
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Adam Roberts
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-0165
 
Patricia Rooney
Legislative Assistant
2211 MSB
(651) 296-0293
 
Patrick Rooney
Legislative Assistant
2215 MSB
(651) 297-8065
 
Trevor Roy
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-5712
 
Christopher Runquist
Legislative Director
3122 MSB
(651) 296-0265
 
Isaac Russell
Legislative Assistant
2413 MSB
(651) 296-4370
 
Catherine Ryan
Director of the Office of the President
2124 MSB
(651) 297-5393
 
S
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Scott Sande
Committee Administrator
3405 MSB
(651) 296-5968
 
Larissa Shea
Legislative Assistant
2221 MSB
(651) 296-8881
 
Alyssa Siems Roberson
Majority Communications Director
3118 MSB
(651) 296-4150
 
Suzanne Sobotka
Committee Administrator
2114 MSB
(651) 296-1738
 
Faye Sparks
Committee Administrator
2122 MSB
(651) 296-4175
 
T
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Vic Thorstenson
Project Manager
3120 MSB
(651) 297-8070
 
U
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Mary Underwood
Legislative Assistant
2203 MSB
(651) 296-7809
 
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Christopher Vaaler
Legislative Assistant
2231 MSB
(651) 296-4154
 
Skyler Vilt
Media Relations Specialist
G300 MSB
(651) 296-1240
 
W
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Jackie Wegleitner
Director Majority Media Services
G300 MSB
(651) 296-0475
 
Greg Weiner
Legislative Assistant
2219 MSB
(651) 296-6820
 
Bryan Wells
Media Relations Specialist
G300 MSB
(651) 296-5561
 
Jeri Wenzel
Legislative Assistant
3221 MSB
(651) 296-8660
 
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Liz Young
Legislative Assistant
2209 MSB
(651) 296-4261
 

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