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Thank you for visiting our site. Senate District 48 DFL is made up of Southern Minnetonka and the majority of Eden Prairie. We bring together two vibrant communities with a diverse population. We believe it’s a great area to live and raise a family.

We also believe, as Sen. Wellstone said, “As free citizens in a political democracy we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community.” So, if you’re interested in learning more about what we believe in and are doing, please visit our site often.  If you’re interested in getting involved in helping to move our communities, state and country forward to a progressive future, please contact us. There are lots of ways you can get involved.  See you soon!



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No Need to Wait, Vote Early

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Polls opened early September 19, and residents of Eden Prairie and Minnetonka are already casting their ballots.

We know midterm elections are all about one thing:  turnout, turnout, turnout.

This year, you don’t have to take time away from work or family to vote on a specific date. You can vote from September 19 through Election Day on November 4.

Visit the city center for the city you live in, and you can vote.  Here are the links:

City of Eden Prairie
City of Minnetonka

For information on our candidates, click here.


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Couldn’t make the recent League of Women Voters’ candidate forum for House District 48A and B? Here’s the video:


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The record makes it clear. Despite talk of “bipartisanship” and “working across the aisle”, the GOP candidates have a clear history of voting against Minnesota’s best interests.

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Eden Prairie is a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire. We have great schools, parks and city services that are envied throughout the region and beyond. Our city services and features can be attributed to the leadership and commitment to excellence that our current mayor and City Council members guide. Sherry Butcher Wickstrom has been a wise voice focused on the future sustainability of our city with an eye to innovation. Sherry is effective and brings passion to her decision-making. Kathy Nelson has a long history with listening to the concerns of citizens and finding resolutions to problems. Both Sherry and Kathy deserve your vote.

Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens has earned the respect of so many for her excellence in leadership for our community on so many leading edge issues. Nancy, Sherry and Kathy have a proven history of being wise stewards of our environment and in particular our tax dollars. Without any doubts each deserves your vote on Nov. 4.

And in House District 48B Joan Howe-Pullis has earned my vote to serve our community by listening and representing all people in our community not based on party but on what is right. We need to seek common ground to create better solutions for all. Joan will listen and work hard for everyone.

Our schools must have your Yes votes on both questions, to meet the future educational needs of our students and the future property values of this community.  If these questions do not pass our schools and children will be impacted. Once programs are cut it takes years to restore and remember there is no rewind button for childhood. In the words of John F. Kennedy, “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” Please vote Yes on both questions.

Carol Bomben
Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie News, October 30, 2014

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Vote for Yvonne Selcer

Yvonne Selcer has always worked hard to represent the people she serves. Vote for Yvonne Selcer, she cares about the people she serves.

Mark Ruud
Eden Prairie News, October 30, 2014

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Selcer a positive leader

Elections are determined by who shows up. Don’t let the outside forces that have polluted our district with negative ads lead you to cynicism and apathy. Yvonne Selcer has reached out to the people of our district, listened thoughtfully , and represented us well. She is the type of intelligent, positive leader that we need. Vote for Yvonne Selcer. Your vote can make the difference.

Maria Ruud
Eden Prairie News, October 30, 2014

(Ed. Note:  Maria Ruud served as the HD42A – the old 48A prior to redistricting – Representative from 2005 through 2010)

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