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Thanks for visiting our site. Senate District 48 DFL includes 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.” If you’re interested in learning more about what we believe and are doing, please visit our site often.  If you’d like to get involved in moving our communities, state and country forward to a progressive future, please contact us. There are lots of ways you can get involved.  Hope to see you soon!




2016 Grow with Us Plant Sale In Full Swing

DFL48_grow-with-us_logo-400wThe Grow with Us Plant Sale continues year round!

We’re offering you cards at both Gerten’s Greenhouses and Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights and Wagner’s Greenhouse in Minneapolis and Bloomington.

So, you get quality gardening goods.  We can support Democrats. So, make your purchase now.  We’ll get your plant cards to you asap.

Both are full-service nurseries with all your gardening and lawn supply needs. Stock up for spring now! (more…)

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Visit with Us at Round Lake Park on July 4th

2013 SD48 BookOnce again this year we’ll have a booth at Eden Prairie’s Round Lake Park as part of the City’s Independence Day celebration.

Meet our proudly endorsed candidates, and stop for prizes and fun games for the kids.

When: 12:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Round Lake Park (across the street from the Eden Prairie High School- map)

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Meet-up With Laurie Pryor – June 20th



John Hiller Receives the Scouting Medal of Merit

JohnHillerMedalofMeritThe Scouting Medal of Merit honors men and boys who have performed acts of service and bravery above and beyond what is normally expected of them. The act demonstrates exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others. Those who earn this award have stepped forward to provide service — in John’s case it was lifesaving assistance — in an emergency situation. Those who earn the Medal of Merit are more rare than those who earn their Eagle Scout rank.

John’s actions saved a person who had choked on food and had fallen to the floor, not breathing and unconscious. The man was grey and his lips and fingers had started to turn purple. John didn’t freeze or panic. His immediate response was to use his first aid knowledge to clear the man’s airway and help him start breathing again. By the time paramedics arrived, the man was breathing; he regained consciousness before he was taken to the ambulance rig.

John’s clear thinking and fast reaction — despite the panic around him — shows what you can do when you move ahead with what you know is the right thing to do no matter what others around you are doing. It is for this reason that he is awarded this medal.





Come Celebrate James Hiller’s Service on the Minnetonka City Council!

On Monday, June 6, James will be honored for his years of service with the Minnetonka City Council.  The Council asked us to extend an invitation to attend to friends, family, and those who would like to celebrate his service.  If you’re available, we would love to have you join us.

Come celebrate James Hiller’s service on the Minnetonka City Council!

Monday, June 6, 2016
6:30 pm
Minnetonka City Council Chambers

Recognition will occur during the first part of the Council meeting.

Hope to see you on the 6th!

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In the Know

Minnesota DFL
May 12, 2016
133 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
179 days until Election Day, Nov. 8
Events today

  • Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will have breakfast with GOP Legislative Leaders at the Governor’s Residence.
  • 9 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at Visibility and Voice: Asian Americans at the Capitol. State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 300N, St. Paul.
  • 9 a.m. – The House meets in session.
  • 9 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Lakes and Pines Community Action Council to discuss 2016 voter outreach initiatives. 1700 Maple Ave. E., Mora.
  • 10 a.m. – The Senate meets in session.
  • 11 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Aitkin County Auditor Kirk Peysar and deputy auditors. 209 2nd St. NW, Aitkin.
  • Gov. Dayton will meet with Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker Kurt Daudt in the Senate Office Building.
  • 1:45 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Hibbing Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Lory Fedo. 211 E Howard St., Hibbing.
  • 3:45 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will visit the Kettle River Fire Department. Kettle River Fire Hall, 3977 Main St., Kettle River.
  • 6 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will be the keynote speaker at the League of Women Voters Duluth Annual Meeting, Greysolon Plaza, Moorish Room, 231 E Superior St., Duluth.
  • Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at the 2016 Governor’s Fishing Opener host dinner in McGregor.

Mark your calendars

  • May 13 – Community Picnic for Governor’s Fishing Opener. A free picnic will be served from 4 – 7 p.m. at Pine Rail Park in McGregor. Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will speak at the event.
  • May 14 – CD 1 DFL Convention, 1 p.m., Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Dr., Worthington.
  • May 14 – CD 3 DFL Convention, 10:30 a.m., Park Center High School auditorium, 7377 Noble Ave N, Brooklyn Park.
  • May 14 – The SD 41 DFL is hosting a combined candidate meet and greet/fundraiser from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Crooner’s Lounge & Supper Club, 6161 Highway 65 NE. SD 41 DFL candidates include Rep. Carolyn Laine, Rep. Connie Bernardy and Mary Kunesh-Podein. The guest speaker is House DFL Leader Paul Thissen. All are welcome.
  • May 14 – The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will once again spread out across America to help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger. For more information about the annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive effort in your community, ask your letter carrier or go to nalc.org and find “Food Drive” under “Community Service.”
  • The Food Drive effort is the nation’s largest single-day drive. In 2015, 70.6 million pounds of food was collected, which brought the grand total of donations to more than 1.3 billion pounds of food collected since the drive began in 1992.
  • May 17 – Please join the Minnesotans for Paid Family Leave Coalition for a rally in support of Paid Family Leave. Tell the Legislature, our families can’t wait. Pass Paid Family Leave this session! Paid Family Leave Rally, noon, State Office Building, St. Paul.
  • May 17 – Candidates for federal, state, county, and some local offices must file for office during between today and May 31 for their name to appear on the ballot.
  • May 21 – CD 6 DFL Convention, noon, St. Cloud Apollo High School, 1000 44thAve. N, St. Cloud.
  • May 22 – CD 4 DFL Convention, noon, Carpenters Union Hall, 700 Olive St., St. Paul.
  • June 7 – Primary season ends.
  • June 12 – DFL Women’s Hall of Fame Annual Luncheon, 11 a.m. reception, noonluncheon, 12:45 p.m. award ceremony. Ticket information and list of award recipients areavailable here.


  • May 21 – Senate District 14 DFL will hold a Red to Blue Post-Convention Party. $20 Suggested Donation. Michael’s Restaurant, 510 US-10, St Cloud. Tickets available at: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/dfl-senate-district-14-3077414154
  • Sept. 18 – CD 2 DFL 15th Annual Classic. 4 p.m., The Wilds Golf Course, Prior Lake. More information is available here.

2016 election

U.S. House of Representatives
GOP congressional candidate Stewart Mills releases first adWCCO

Who the 2016 presidential candidates would be if they were ‘Game of Thrones’ charactersWashington Post
Playing Politics podcast: Elusive unity for Republicans and DemocratsStar Tribune
Third-party candidates face uphill climb to get place on presidential debate stageThe Hill

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