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Little Oscar’s Restaurant in Hampton mirrored the nation’s deep divide. Ultimately, the final verdict is likely to be rendered in next year’s election by these suburban swing districts
Erin Preese knew she was in for some political dustups when she decided to run for office. The Lakeville elementary school teacher, mom, and Democrat is gunning for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives currently occupied by Rep. Jon Koznick (R-Lakeville), a three-term incumbent who won each of his previous races comfortably, as the Star
-> Continue reading Erin Preese puts down sexist Twitter user
From Sen. Little: “After six years of work and bipartisan effort, Metro Mobility will be coming to Lakeville and I want people to know about it! With the help of Andy Streasick, from the Metropolitan Council, I have been visiting Senior Living Facilities over the last few weeks to hold informational sessions and answer questions
-> Continue reading Sen. Matt Little helps bring Metro Mobility to Lakeville
“(Erin) Preese, a Democrat involved with the group Moms Demand Action, is one of the first gun safety activists in Minnesota to seek office. She’s challenging state Rep. Jon Koznick, R-Lakeville, after having previously lobbied him to back universal background check and red-flag legislation.” Read the article: Will gun policy swing Minnesota’s 2020 elections? Preese’s
-> Continue reading 58A candidate Erin Preese earns coverage in StarTribune
Erin Preese, a Lakeville teacher and gun safety advocate, has announced her campaign for the DFL nomination for Minnesota House District 58A. Preese is the first announced candidate for this seat — DFL58 will meet in 2020 to endorse a candidate. Preese will hold a launch event on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 4:30 PM
-> Continue reading Erin Preese announces for House 58A
State Senator Matt Little (DFL-SD58) read “Thank You, Omu!” to Eastview Elementary first graders on November 7 for “Read for the Record” Little has been busy visiting students, teachers and administration at many of the schools in the district this fall.
(From Facebook) Volunteers came out last Saturday, Oct. 26th to clean up DFL58’s section of Hwy 52 just north of Little Oscars, Hampton MN. (Pictured left to right: Thomas Fox, Michael Meyer, Dave Wilcox, Joe Harris, Brian Joyce, Katherine Frels, Sarah Breuer).
“After winning close races in difficult districts in 2016, two Minnesota state senators didn’t have long to celebrate. Almost immediately, they rose to the top of an unenviable list: opposing parties’ most prominent targets in the 2020 election. “DFL Sen. Matt Little of Lakeville is the No. 1 target for Republicans hoping to hang on
-> Continue reading Sen. Matt Little is the top target for Republicans in 2020
Mary Lundell, an activist in southern Dakota County SD58, took part in the first annual Minnesota Governor’s turkey opener on April 27, 2019 mentoring CD2’s Congresswoman Angie Craig on a guided hunt 🙂 This clipping is from the Cannon Falls Beacon.
Local volunteers from DFLSD58’s local unit cleaned their stretch of Highway 52, including Cathy Peregrino (Director of Outreach and Inclusion), Helene Haapala (Treasurer), Michael Meyer (Director), Tom Fox, Bob Koch, Evan Brewer, Judy Hayes, Diane Kimble Dokken and and Warren Hirsch.
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Minnesota's SD58 includes Farmington, Lakeville, Hampton, Miesville, New Trier, Vermillion, Randolph, Denison, w-3 P2 in Northfield and the townships of Empire, Vermillion, Marshan, Ravenna, Eureka, Castle, Hampton, Douglas, Greenvale, Waterford, Sciota, Randolph, Staton and Warsaw.
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