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September, 2005

City DFL
Stu Alger

Associate Chair
Lynn Taplin

Mike Haubrich

Alexis Lomen

Web Guru
Michael Lewis

November, 2003

January, 2003

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Tuesday is Election Day

Tuesday, November 8, is an important day for the future of Saint Paul. Your vote will help move our City toward better addressing the concerns of its citizens, improving the relationships between the Mayor and City Council, and restoring the voices of those most affected by our government, the people who live and work in Saint Paul. At the same time you can make sure that our public schools continue providing an excellent education to our children. All that by voting for:
Chris Coleman for Mayor
Tom Goldstein
Elona Street-Stewart
John Brodrick
for School Board
If you do not know where to vote, there is a Precinct Finder online. Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Not registered to vote? If eligible, you can register at your polling place. Check out Ramsey County Election Info for the details. See you at the polls, and thanks for your vote!

Remember, just days until the General Election.

Central Committee Meeting - November 29

The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30. Please check back for the location. In the meantime, check out the volunteer opportunities for our endorsed candidates for Mayor and School Board. They appreciate the help.

Second Annual True Blue Bash

Listen and dance to the music of the Backstreet Boogie Band featuring our DFL Ward 2 Councilmember Dave Thune. Come out and support your St. Paul DFL-endorsed candidates at the second annual True Blue Bash.
Friday, October 14th
7:30 pm til midnight
Local 879 UAW Hall
2191 Ford Parkway
Saint Paul
Tickets $10
For more information or to RSVP contact

Coleman, DFL School Board Candidates Moving to General Election

The primary votes have been cast and our endorsed candidate for Mayor, Chris Coleman, and our three endorsed School Board candidates, Elona Street-Stewart, Tom Goldstein, and John Brodrick are all moving to the general election.

Thanks to everybody who made this effort such a success. Now the real fun begins. We will need to work even harder in the few weeks we have between now and November 8. Help us move Saint Paul forward!

Treasurer Position Open

Mike Haubrich, the City DFL Treasurer, is stepping down. The Executive Committee has thanked Mike for his tireless efforts in that very important job. This also means that the City DFL is looking for a Treasurer. The position keeps the financial records of contributions and expenditures, prepares the receipts for the Political Contribution Refund program, and submits reports to the Campaign Finance Board in the required format. The new Treasurer will be selected at the next Central Committee meeting.

Coleman Campaign Gains Endorsements

With the St. Paul Federation of Teachers endorsement, DFL-endorsed mayoral candidate Chris Coleman is showing the City the big tent approach to elections. From the Firefighters to the SEIU, from the Teachers to the Building Trades, the people that make Saint Paul work are working to make Chris Coleman our next Mayor. Check out the whole list. And jump on the bandwagon!

Goldstein Launches Website

Tom Goldstein, DFL-endorsed candidate for Saint Paul School Board, has launched his campaign website at Find out about his positions, background, how to volunteer and, of course, donate to help Tom get his message out. And don't forget about our two other DFL-endorsed candidates, incumbents John Brodrick and Elona Street-Stewart

Rondo Days Parade

Betty McCollum, Chris Coleman,
Corky Finney, Elona Street-Stewart
Tom Goldstein, and John Brodrick
kick off the DFL contingent in the Rondo Parade.
Betty, Chris, Corky, Tom, Elona, and John
Firefighters are leading the
way for all of our campaigns.
the DFL parade contingent
Chris Coleman was
well-received all
along the parade.
Coleman meeting parade-goers
So now we know where
all those "Finney's running"
rumors came from.
Coleman, Finney and friends, running hard to get your vote.

St. Paul City DFL Endorses Coleman

Chris Coleman was endorsed in his campaign for Mayor by the City DFL at its Convention, held on April 30 at Arlington High School. Chris Coleman, Ramsey County Commissioner Raphael Ortega, and former School Board member Claudia Swanson each sought endorsement. On the second ballot, Commissioner Ortega withdrew his name from consideration, and Coleman was unanimously endorsed. Chris Coleman's campaign for Mayor is underway, and more information is available at his campaign website.

Brodrick, Street-Stewart, and Goldstein Endorsed for School Board

Incumbents John Brodrick and Elona Street-Stewart were endorsed on the first ballot for reelection to the Saint Paul School Board. Joining them will be Tom Goldstein, in his first run for the School Board. Stop back for more information about their campaigns and for information on how to volunteer.

St. Paul DFL Seeks Input on Convention

Are you a delegate, alternate, or active DFLer who attended the City Convention? Then Stu Alger and Lynn Taplin, the Chair and Assoc. Chair of the City DFL, want to hear from you. Complete the convention questionaire [html version][also available in Word format and mail or email it in. We are looking forward to your suggestions.

Cinco de Mayo Parade

Chris Coleman
kicks off the parade
with St. Paul's Firefighters.
Chris with Firefighters

Rafael, Betty, and Chris
Coming together
in a demonstration
of Party unity.
School Board candidate
Tom Goldstein

Tom Goldstein

What's a parade without meeting?

And greeting ....


And more meeting
And more meeting!

Betty McCollum
finds that firefighters
tell great jokes.

Betty McCollum and Firefighters

Never Park the Bus
And by the way,
we will
Never Park the Bus!

City DFL Core Documents

The City DFL structure is established by its Constitution and Bylaws. This document sets out the mechanisms for carrying out Party business and is open for amendments at the City Convention. Delegates and Alternates to the Convention will receive an Official Call. For the City Convention, the proceedings are governed by the Agenda and Rules. These documents are proposals, the delegates will decide and vote on the agenda and rules at the beginning of the Convention. Also to be voted on are the resolutions [PDF format] passed at the Ward conventions.

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Michael Lewis
D-Zine Editor/Ward 3 DFL Chair/Web Guru
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