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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.

 


Minority 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 V W Y

Staff Member red diamond image Title Room and Building red diamond image Phone
 
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Ellen Anderson
Media Relations Specialist
G300 MSB
(651) 296-3521
 
B
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Laura Bakk
Legislative Assistant
2235 MSB
(651) 296-8017
 
Julie Bayerl
Legislative Assistant
2201 MSB
(651) 296-9248
 
Krista Broton
Director Research
G300 MSB
(651) 296-7423
 
Charley Bruce
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-1113
 
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Elspeth Cavert
Legislative Assistant
2401 MSB
(651) 296-5645
 
Jacque Clinton
Legislative Assistant
G300 MSB
(651) 296-4113
 
Colie Colburn
Legislative Assistant
2321 MSB
(651) 296-5537
 
Nathan Coulter
Legislative Assistant
2323 MSB
(651) 297-8061
 
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
Legislative Assistant
2415 MSB
(651) 296-6153
 
David Gross
Legislative Assistant
2403 MSB
(651) 296-8869
 
Gloria Gunville
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-9271
 
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Cearah Hamilton
Legislative Assistant
2303 MSB
(651) 296-9246
 
Robert Harter
Legislative Assistant
3411 MSB
(651) 296-7633
 
Amelia Hennes
Media Specialist
G300 MSB
(651) 296-1939
 
Elizabeth Herr
Legislative Assistant
3413 MSB
(651) 296-5285
 
J
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Craig Janezich
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-7425
 
Megan Johnson
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-7422
 
Beth Johnston
Legislative Assistant
2203 MSB
(651) 296-7809
 
Mary Juhl
Legislative Assistant
2327 MSB
(651) 296-4334
 
K
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Nicole Kaplan
Legislative Assistant
2301 MSB
(651) 296-5931
 
Tyler Kline
Legislative Assistant
2217 MSB
(651) 296-2889
 
Robert Kringler
Legislative Assistant
2227 MSB
(651) 296-3205
 
Thomas Kukielka
DFL Chief of Staff
2242 MSB
(651) 296-9384
 
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Nancy Livingston
Legislative Assistant
2219 MSB
(651) 296-6820
 
Bill Lunzer
Legislative Assistant
2411 MSB
(651) 296-2556
 
M
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Ryan Majerus
Researcher
G300 MSB
(651) 296-0178
 
Leila Malow
Legislative Assistant
2205 MSB
(651) 296-1802
 
Alec Mitchell
Legislative Assistant
2233 MSB
(651) 296-4120
 
N
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Josh Ney
Legislative Assistant
2409 MSB
(651) 296-4370
 
O
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Jessica Oaxaca
Legislative Assistant
2229 MSB
(651) 296-6238
 
Sarah Orange
Legislative Assistant
2211 MSB
(651) 296-0293
 
P
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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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Patrick Rooney
Legislative Assistant
2215 MSB
(651) 297-8065
 
Christopher Runquist
Executive Assistant
2234 MSB
(651) 296-0265
 
Isaac Russell
Legislative Assistant
2413 MSB
(651) 297-8060
 
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Larissa Shea
Legislative Assistant
2221 MSB
(651) 296-8881
 
Alyssa Siems Roberson
Minority Communications Director
2228 MSB
(651) 296-4150
 
Suzanne Sobotka
Legislative Assistant
2213 MSB
(651) 296-4191
 
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Cassandra Tommerdahl
Page
2214 MSB
(651) 296-8080
 
V
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Christopher Vaaler
Legislative Assistant
2231 MSB
(651) 296-4154
 
W
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Jackie Wegleitner
Assistant Research Director
G300 MSB
(651) 296-0475
 
Greg Weiner
Legislative Assistant
2319 MSB
(651) 296-1314
 
Aaron White
Page
2214 MSB
(651) 296-8080
 
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Liz Young
Legislative Assistant
2209 MSB
(651) 296-4261
 

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