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

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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
B C E F G H J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

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Laura Bakk
Legislative Assistant
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-8017
 
Billie Ball
Legislative Assistant
110 Capitol
(651) 296-4334
 
Julie Bayerl
Leadership Assistant
232 Capitol
(651) 296-1223
 
Mitch Berggren
Committee Administrator
328 Capitol
(651) 296-4167
 
Sarah Brady
Legislative Assistant
328 Capitol
(651) 296-9248
 
Amos Briggs
Majority Communications Director
330 Capitol
(651) 296-7891
 
Krista Broton
Director Research
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-7423
 
Charley Bruce
Researcher
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-1113
 
Jen Bruntlett
Committee Administrator
208 Capitol
(651) 296-6401
 
Jacky Brustuen
Legislative Assistant
232 Capitol
(651) 296-8881
 
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Amelia Cerling
Media Relations Specialist
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-1939
 
Nathan Coulter
Legislative Assistant
303 Capitol
(651) 297-8061
 
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Jamie Ebert
Legislative Assistant
325 Capitol
(651) 296-4188
 
Danna Elling
Researcher
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-7089
 
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Gwenia Fiskevold Gould
Legislative Assistant
205 Capitol
(651) 296-4166
 
Bill Fleming
Legislative Assistant
328 Capitol
(651) 296-4154
 
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Katie Gasper
Legislative Assistant
323 Capitol
(651) 296-1802
 
Kevin George
Legislative Assistant
205 Capitol
(651) 296-9457
 
Amy Greske
Researcher
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-9477
 
David Gross
Legislative Assistant
110 Capitol
(651) 296-8869
 
Gloria Gunville
Researcher
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-9271
 
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Daniel Hicks
Researcher
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-5561
 
Ali Holzman
Legislative Assistant
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-5094
 
Donovan Hurd
Leadership Assistant
235 Capitol
(651) 296-5640
 
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Barb Jacobs
Committee Administrator
323 Capitol
(651) 296-2962
 
Craig Janezich
Researcher
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-7425
 
Kara Josephson
Committee Administrator
323 Capitol
(651) 296-8092
 
Mary Juhl
Legislative Assistant
306 Capitol
(651) 296-4264
 
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Nicole Kaplan
Leadership Assistant
301 Capitol
(651) 296-5308
 
Brad Kelly
Committee Administrator
309 Capitol
(651) 296-5312
 
Eric Klemm
Legislative Assistant
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-4113
 
Dave Kornecki
Committee Administrator
325 Capitol
(651) 296-5538
 
Thomas Kukielka
Executive Director Rules Committee
232 Capitol
(651) 296-9384
 
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Victor V. Lee
Legislative Assistant
309 Capitol
(651) 296-5285
 
Nancy Livingston
Committee Administrator
205 Capitol
(651) 296-2167
 
Bill Lunzer
Legislative Assistant
328 Capitol
(651) 296-4136
 
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Chelsea Magadance
Committee Administrator
G-12 Capitol
(651) 296-4151
 
Ryan Majerus
Researcher
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-0178
 
Holly Marsh
Legislative Assistant
208 Capitol
(651) 296-5537
 
Brian Martinson
Committee Administrator
328 Capitol
(651) 296-5307
 
Joane McAfee
Legislative Assistant
306 Capitol
(651) 296-9246
 
Chris McCall
Legislative Assistant
235 Capitol
(651) 296-2889
 
Marie McCarthy
Legislative Assistant
205 Capitol
(651) 296-2556
 
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Josh Ney
Legislative Assistant
301 Capitol
(651) 296-5931
 
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Kelsey O'Connell
Legislative Assistant
306 Capitol
(651) 296-6238
 
Logan O'Grady
Committee Administrator
G-12 Capitol
(651) 296-4901
 
Jennifer Orr
Legislative Assistant
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-2156
 
Sean Oyaas
Legislative Assistant
325 Capitol
(651) 296-4314
 
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Sarah Paige
Legislative Assistant
G-12 Capitol
(651) 296-6153
 
Hannah Pallmeyer
Legislative Assistant
323 Capitol
(651) 296-5645
 
Diane Patnode
Legislative Assistant
235 Capitol
(651) 296-4196
 
Mary Pederson
Legislative Assistant
303 Capitol
(651) 296-4120
 
Steve Peterson
Tax Committee Analyst
235 Capitol
(651) 296-7983
 
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Michael Quadrozzi
Legislative Assistant
111 Capitol
(651) 297-8073
 
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Adam Roberts
Researcher
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-0165
 
Patricia Rooney
Legislative Assistant
G-12 Capitol
(651) 296-0293
 
Patrick Rooney
Legislative Assistant
303 Capitol
(651) 297-8065
 
Trevor Roy
Researcher
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-5712
 
Christopher Runquist
Legislative Director
330 Capitol
(651) 296-0265
 
Isaac Russell
Legislative Assistant
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-4370
 
Catherine Ryan
Director of the Office of the President
323 Capitol
(651) 297-5393
 
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Mary Salisbury
Legislative Assistant
111 Capitol
(651) 297-8073
 
Scott Sande
Committee Administrator
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-5968
 
Brenda Shafer-Pellinen
Committee Administrator
235 Capitol
(651) 296-7593
 
Bradley Shapiro
Researcher
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-3521
 
Alyssa Siems Roberson
Leadership Assistant
330 Capitol
(651) 296-4150
 
Kate Lynne Snyder
Legislative Assistant
205 Capitol
(651) 296-6820
 
Suzanne Sobotka
Committee Administrator
111 Capitol
(651) 296-1738
 
Faye Sparks
Committee Administrator
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-4175
 
Avonna Starck
Legislative Assistant
303 Capitol
(651) 296-3205
 
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Vic Thorstenson
Project Manager
306 Capitol
(651) 297-8070
 
Megan Tolbert
Leadership Assistant
330 Capitol
(651) 296-7422
 
Janice Tweet
Legislative Assistant
208 Capitol
(651) 297-8060
 
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Mary Underwood
Legislative Assistant
235 Capitol
(651) 296-7809
 
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Skyler Vilt
Media Relations Specialist
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-1240
 
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Stacie Weeks
Committee Administrator
G-12 Capitol
(651) 296-5540
 
Jackie Wegleitner
Director Majority Media Services
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-0475
 
Bryan Wells
Legislative Assistant
G-9 Capitol
(651) 296-1279
 
Jeri Wenzel
Legislative Assistant
G-12 Capitol
(651) 296-8660
 
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Ted York
Legislative Assistant
111 Capitol
(651) 296-4191
 
Cheryl Youakim
Committee Administrator
303 Capitol
(651) 296-4842
 
Liz Young
Legislative Assistant
208 Capitol
(651) 296-4261
 

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