Welcome to The St. Paul Precinct W-6 P-13 DFL Website

Located on the East Side of Saint Paul, MN, and including the Hayden Heights neighborhood, our precinct is a wonderful part of Saint Paul. Diverse in population, most of the homes in this district were built post WWII, making it one of the last neighborhoods built out in Saint Paul. This website is the contact point and information center for the DFL precinct organization. As the site grows, it will have current information on DFL activities in the precinct, along with contact information for all voters.
The Minnesota DFL Needs Your Help

The 2014 Elections are crucial to Minnesota. This year, we are choosing all members of the House of Representatives and our MN State Legislature along with our Senator. It's essential that we have a huge turnout in November and that we choose the best possible candidates to run in that election.

We also need your vote and your help in registering new voters to help make certain that we can get done what needs to be done in Minnesota.

For information on Registering to vote: Click Here!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Get Out the Vote in November!

The 2014 General Election is coming up fast. In our precinct and legislative districts, we'll do as we usually do and send our strong, progressive representatives back to continue doing the great job they've already done. But this election also has two statewide races that need our support.

Governor Dayton is running for re-election, as is Al Franken. Both have done a great job, overall, in their offices, but their re-election is far from certain. Statewide, they have strong competition from Republican candidates who do not have the best interests of Minnesotans in mind.

That's why it's so important in our little precinct for every Democratic voter to show up and vote in November. Even though our legislative candidates are almost certain to win, every vote from our precinct will help re-elect Governor Dayton and Al Franken.

Think about this: Both candidates won with the slimmest of margins last time and both elections required a statewide recount. Just a handful of votes made the difference. So, turn out and vote, either at our polling place or by absentee ballot.

Go to the polls, and bring everyone you know with you, please. We're counting on your support.

Your single vote could be the vote that makes the difference!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Please Vote on Tuesday, August 12!

Make your voice heard. Turn out at the polls on Tuesday and cast your vote. Even though the only race that has more than one candidate for the Democratic ballot, your vote will make a difference. Exercise your franchise and demonstrate your believe in our system of government by coming to the polling place and casting your vote.

The larger the turnout, the more influence voters have. See you at the Polls!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

DFL Precinct Caucuses Tonight! 2/4/2014 7 PM

Tonight is the night for our DFL Precinct Caucus Meeting. If you can, please come to Harding High School, just off 3rd St. E., west of White Bear Avenue in St. Paul. Ask at the registration desk for the room number for Ward 6, Precinct 13.

Here are some of the things that can happen:

1. Election of Precinct Chair, Vice-Chair, etc. 
2. Selection of Delegates to our Senate District Convention - At that convention, we'll be endorsing candidates for a range of state legislative positions, along with delegates to the DFL State Convention. The cool thing is that our precinct can select up to 17 delegates. The sad thing is that there won't be that many people at the caucus tonight. There never are. 
3. Submission of proposed resolutions for inclusion in the DFL state platform. I'll be submitting one about legislation to require that animals used in laboratory testing be adopted out after that testing ends, rather than being euthanized. That resolution will be introduced at a number of precinct caucuses, and will be considered for inclusion in the DFL platform for 2014. 
4. There will be opportunities to hear from and discuss issues with a range of potential candidates for our state legislature, our congressional representative, and others. It's hard to say who will show up. In 2008, Al Franken showed up at our precinct caucus meetings. Our Congresswoman, Betty McCollum will be there, if she doesn't have to be in DC. The St. Paul mayor and possibly our Governor may attend as well. It's a good chance to buttonhole those folks and lobby for things. 
5. We'll get a chance to meet our fellow election activists. They all show up for these precinct caucuses. I'll see people I know there tonight and hope to meet new people. 


Typically, turnout is low, so this is a great opportunity to make a difference!

I hope to see many people tonight.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Don't Forget to Vote on November 5, 2013!

For everyone in Saint Paul Ward 6, Precinct 13, the polling place for the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 election is the same as usual. We vote at Hazel Park Academy, located at 1140 White Bear Avenue N. It's just south of Maryland Avenue, near the railroad crossing bridge. See the map at the top of this website for more information.

For this election, we'll be electing the Mayor of St. Paul, along with three Saint Paul School District board members. The DFL-Endorsed candidate for mayor is Chris Coleman, who has been doing a great job for the entire district and for our precinct, which includes the Hayden Heights neighborhood. He deserves our strong support for another term in office.

The ballot this year, as in the last election, uses the ranked choice voting process for the Mayor's election, and there are five candidates running for this position. To vote for Chris Coleman, mark his box in the 1st Choice list. You can also select other choices in the ranked choice ballot, but please be sure to vote for Chris Coleman in the 1st Choice list as your first choice for mayor.

The School Board election also has five candidates. You can vote for up to three of those candidates, since there are three open positions. Please vote for the candidates you support and do any research necessary to choose the candidates you feel will do the best job for St. Paul Schools. The DFL has endorsed John Brodrick, Chue Vue, and Jean O'Connell for election to the St. Paul School Board. Your vote for them will help St. Paul Schools thrive and succeed. Be sure to vote for all three DFL-endorsed candidates.  Click Here to learn more about these fine candidates.

Thanks for your vote and for participating in another important election!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Supreme Court Has Spoken

Earlier this year, our state legislature voted to enact laws that made marriage equality a reality in the State of Minnesota. Our Governor, Mark Dayton, signed that bill into law, and LGBT couples will begin celebrating their marriages on August 1. Against all odds, the Democrats of Minnesota have made their voice clear and strong.

Now, with the recent SCOTUS decision that declares DOMA to be unconstitutional, Minnesota's decision takes on even more importance. With Californians able to marry equally, 13 states and the District of Columbia have now made marriage equality possible. The momentum is strong, and additional cases brought before the Supreme Court of The United States may well require all states, along with the Federal Government, to recognize all marriages as valid, regardless of where a marriage took place.

Thank you for supporting DFL candidates and making marriage equality a reality in our state. It is the right thing to do, and this movement will spread.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Our Precinct Helped Create Marriage Equality

Thanks to everyone who turned out to vote in November, 2012, we put Democrats and DFLers in control of both houses of our state legislature. We also put an end to the hateful anti-marriage constitutional amendment that was on the ballot in 2012. Those two things have combined to make possible the passage and today's signing of a historical law that enables marriage equality in Minnesota.

With the signing of that law, we become the 12th state to implement marriage equality. That's essentially a quarter of all states. Soon, other states will become part of this movement towards equality for all LGBT citizens. It is a great triumph for equal rights for all. Our own precinct played a role in this achievement, and we can take pride in our state and its citizens.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election Results 11/7/2012

We Won!

Thanks to all in Ward 6, Precinct 13 for turning out and helping to make this election a wonderful turn toward what Minnesota needs for the future. Here are some of the great results:
  • The DFL has majorities in both houses of the legislature. That means we'll be able to enact progressive legislation for Governor Dayton to sign.
  • We defeated the vile Marriage Amendment. Now, we can move toward marriage equality, with the DFL majority to create the legislation. Governor Dayton has said he will sign such legislation.
  • We defeated the Voter ID Amendment, assuring all Minnesotans that our elections will continue to be open, honest, and fair.
  • Every DFL-backed candidate on the W6P13 precinct won. We can be proud of that record for our precinct.
Congratulations to Amy Klobuchar, Betty McCollum, Tim Mahoney, and Foung Hawj in particular! We're counting on you to represent the interests of our precinct as you take your seats in the next year, and know you'll all do a great job! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day!

Polls are open until 8 P.M. If you haven't voted yet, be sure to go and cast your vote. Your choice can't be counted without your vote. See the map for your polling location.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Important Voter Information - You Do NOT Need Photo ID to Vote!

Please pass this information along to others. Some people are confused about the Voter ID Amendment that is on the ballot in the 2012 General Election, and think they have to show a government-issued photo ID to vote this year. That is not correct. Voting procedures are the same in Minnesota as they have been in the past. If you are registered to vote in your precinct, you simply go to the polling place, tell the poll worker your name and sign on the line indicated.

If you are not registered, you may register on Election Day at the polling place for the precinct where you live. If you have a state-issued ID with your address on it, and if that address is within the precinct you can register and vote on the same day. You can also use a utility bill or other ways to show that you live within the precinct, along with any of several types of government-issued ID, even if that ID is expired. Or you can have another resident of the precinct verify your residence under oath.  The registration form asks if you are a citizen of the United States. You do not need a birth certificate or any other proof of citizenship. If someone tells you otherwise, they are incorrect.

This year, we are voting on whether government-issued ID will be required in the future. It is not required in 2012. Please vote NO on the voter ID bill to preserve everyone's right to vote as it has been in the past and as it is in 2012. We should not place barriers in front of people's right to vote.

This is an important election, and I hope to see everyone in Ward 6, Precinct 13 at the polling place.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Primary Election Results

Thanks to everyone who turned out to vote yesterday in the 2012 Primary Election. Turnout was low, as expected, but everyone who voted truly made a difference. My wife and I went to the polls at about 10:30 AM, and cast our votes.

In Senate District 67, of which St. Paul Ward 6, Precinct 13 is a part, Foung Hawj (pronounced Fong Her) won the DFL primary for that seat, defeating two other fine candidates. In November, we will elect Foung Hawj to the State Senate. I've met the candidate on several occasions, supported him at the Senate District Convention, and know that he will represent the district very well. He has the best interests of his district, St. Paul, and the State of Minnesota as his highest priorities, and deserves the full support of all Democrats in his district.

Our incumbent U.S. Senator, Amy Klobuchar, and our District 4 House of Representative incumbent, Betty McCollum won their primary races handily, as expected, and will win big in November, no doubt. We all know about their excellent representation in Washington, DC, and will be proud to support them in November.

Speaking of November, it's very important that every Democrat go to the polls and vote in the General Election. Let your voices be heard in support of every DFL-endorsed candidate and make this an election to remember. And don't forget about the two Constitutional Amendments put on the ballot by the Republicans. Vote NO on both to ensure that everyone keeps their right to vote in our elections and that all people have the right to marry the person they love. It's an important election in many ways, and I hope to see you at the polling place!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Help Defeat the Voter ID Amendment

         
We're facing another challenge in November, created by the Republican-controlled state legislature. The proposed Constitutional Amendment requiring photo ID at the polling place is aimed at keeping people from voting. That is its only function. Based on sample legislation provided by ALEC, this amendment will have just one result if it passes: It will keep poor, elderly, and student voters from exercising their right to vote. Proponents of this amendment are saying that it is about preventing election fraud. They are wrong.

We don't have election fraud in Minnesota. We're recognized nationally for our clean, well-run elections. Don't listen to Republicans who say that this amendment is to prevent election fraud. That is not what it is about. It's about disenfranchising voters the Republicans think will vote for Democrats, and that is its only purpose. In November, vote NO on this amendment, and tell everyone you know to vote NO. We must maintain the right of every citizen of Minnesota to vote. To do otherwise would be to roll back the clock of history to a time when only some had the right to vote. Please vote NO on this amendment.

Working Together, We Can Defeat the Marriage Amendment


Among the issues we'll be voting on in November this year is an constitutional amendment designed to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Resolutions by the DFL very correctly oppose this amendment, but it will be on the ballot in November. If it passes, it will make it much more difficult to establish marriage equality for all Minnesotans in the future.

Please vote NO on this amendment in November, and encourage everyone you know to do the same. LGBT Minnesotans deserve the right to marry the person they love as much as anyone else in Minnesota. This November, we will take back our state legislature from the Republicans who have obstructed good, progressive legislation since 2010 and who got this amendment placed on the ballot.

Your NO vote will make it possible for the new DFL majority that is elected in 2012 to enact marriage equality for all Minnesotans. It's one more reason for all DFLers to go to the polls in November and cast their votes to restore legislative majorities in our state legislature.


Saturday, March 31, 2012

Senate District 67 Convention Results

by George Campbell, Precinct Chair

We convened at 9 AM, Saturday, March, 31, 2012, at Harding High School. A total of about 135 Delegates were present, although that number changes a little during the Convention.  All six delegates from W6 P13 were present.


The big issue was the actual State Senate race for the district, and we were supposed to endorse a candidate. The incumbent, John Harrington, had two opponents, both of them progressives. One, Tom Dimond, was a pleasant and progressive man, the other, Foung Hewj (pronounced Her) is a Hmong man with lots of community organizing experience and an enthusiastic group of supporters. Harrington, has a lot of experience in law enforcement, is a moderate Democrat, and his first election in 2010 was hotly contested. He has a few moderate viewpoints, including support for alternative credentialing for teachers, that has earned him some opposition from DFL progressives.  

The upshot is that, after four ballots, with, Foung Hewj being eliminated in the second ballot after failing to draw 25% of the vote, neither of the two remaining candidates could muster the 60% majority required to earn the nomination, and ended in a virtual tie. About 20% voted No Endorsement in the third and fourth ballots. So, No Endorsement it is. The Convention also voted to prevent the District 67 Board from making an endorsement prior to the primary. That's an unusual step, and reflected the disagreement among supporters of the three original candidates. 

Bottom line is that all three will be on the ballot for the primary election, and it's likely to be a repeat of 2010. 

Just as a matter of interest, I voted for Foung on the first ballot, then switched my vote to Dimond for the next three. 

State Legislative Districts 67A and 67B were uncontested, so the two very popular incumbents were endorsed by acclamation. Votes on numerous resolutions were also collected, but results are not available at this time.

Aside from that, electing delegates for the State convention and Congressional District convention were the only two other issues. This year, due to redistricting, the state convention delegates, along with the alternates, will represent the Senate district in the Congressional District convention as delegates. I left before this election, since I cannot make it to the State Convention and the Congressional District convention will be a pro forma endorsement of Betty McCollum, our current and excellent House member. 

Your DFL at work. It's always a pleasure to attend these conventions, and an interesting way to participate in the election process.

Friday, February 24, 2012

How Redistricting Affects St. Paul W6 P13


By now, everyone's heard about the redistricting for Minnesota's congressional and state legislative districts, due to the 2010 census numbers. There have been many changes throughout the state that resulted from this redistricting. For all of us living in Saint Paul's Ward 6, Precinct 13, though, nothing has changed.

  • The boundaries of W6, P13 have not changed, and the precinct map at the top of this page is still correct.
  • We are still in Congressional District 4, which has now been enlarged, and takes in parts of Washington County, including Stillwater, Oakdale, and Woodbury, and all the rural areas and townships in between.
  • We are still in State Senate District 67, and State Legislative District 67A.
  • Our polling place has not changed.

Any future changes will be reported right here, on St. Paul DFL W6 P13's exclusive website.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Senate District 67 Convention Convenes 3/31

The Senate District 67 DFL Convention will convene on March 31, at 9:00 AM. Saint Paul Ward 6, Precinct 13 is part of Senate District 67. The Convention will be held at Harding High School, 1540 East 6th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106. If you have any questions, please email George Campbell, Precinct Chair at the link on the left.

I hope all of our delegates will be there!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2012 W6 P13 Precinct Caucus Report

With its usual small turnout, the Ward 6, Precinct 13 DFL caucus went off without a hitch last evening. 100% of the Presidential preference vote went to Barack Obama. We elected a slate of delegates to the District 67 Convention that included all of the participants in the caucus. Precinct officers were also elected, and you can see your new slate of officers in the column on the left of this page. We also heard from some candidates and candidate's representatives during the caucus. Election season has truly begun with the holding of the caucuses. Watch for reports and information about the district and other conventions here, on the first and only DFL precinct website in Saint Paul!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Precinct Caucus on February 7

I hope everyone will come to our precinct caucus on Tuesday, February 7. The time is 7 PM, and the location is Harding High School, 1540 E. Sixth St. For maps, just go to this link:

I hope to see as many people there as possible. We'll be having a straw vote for the Presidential race, and will be selecting delegates to the Senate District Convention, along with electing precinct officers.

It's a good idea to come a little early, so you can find the room and get settled in before the caucus is convened.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanks to all who turned out yesterday!


We had great success in Ward 6 and in the City of Saint Paul. All the DFL-endorsed candidates for the Saint Paul School Board won seats on the School board, and DFL-endorsed Dan Bostrom won his seat on the city council. Sadly, turnout was fairly low, but the results were excellent. Stay tuned to this Precinct W-6 P-13 blog as we move into 2012 and the very important elections that year.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

All Links Updated

All sidebar links to elected officials have now been updated to reflect their current webpages. Please visit those webpages to communicate directly with your local elected officials. They truly do want to hear from you.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Congratulations to Our Precinct

I'm a little late with this update, but I wanted to wait until the final results were in for the Governor's race. Everyone in W6 P13 should be congratulated for turning out and voting in November. We had a turnout of almost 60%, which is terrific in a mid-term election. You all did a great job.

Even better, DFL-endorsed candidates all won their races in our precinct, and handily, too, with some results reaching over 60% for DFL-endorsed candidates. You all showed your dedication to electing candidates who work for us, instead of candidates who work for the corporations and wealthy voters.

I'll be updating the links on this website in January, when winning candidates take their seats and have permanent websites. For now, though:

Congratulations and thanks to all voters who turned out and made this happen!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

2010 Primary Election Results Are In

Thanks to everyone who turned out to vote yesterday, August 10. Every vote counted, and the results are now in. We have a great slate of DFL candidates for the November 2, 2010, but getting them elected will mean we all have to get to the polls and vote for DFL candidates.

Our precinct has a history of great election turnouts, and I'm sure we'll repeat that again in November. Thanks for all your support. Watch for DFL representatives walking through the precinct between now and November 2. They'll have literature from the candidates to share and will be happy to answer any of your questions about DFL candidates.

Here are the candidates. If you click on their names, you'll be taken to their individual campaign websites, so you can learn more about them. Please take the time to visit these websites and, if you can, help the candidates win in November by volunteering or donating to their campaigns.

Governor - Mark Dayton

Attorney General - Lori Swanson

Secretary of State - Mark Ritchie

U. S. House of Representative District 4 - Betty McCollum

State Senate District 67 - John M. Harrington

State House District 67A - Tim Mahoney

Ramsey County Attorney - John Choi (DFL Endorsed)

Ramsey County Sheriff - Matt Bostrom (DFL Endorsed)

In addition, our neighboring U.S. House District 6, has a very important race. Tarryl Clark will be running against Michele Bachmann. If you can help her campaign to defeat Michele Bachmann, the Republican candidate and Tea Party advocate, please click Tarryl's name to visit her campaign website.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Primary Election Tomorrow! Please Vote!

Tomorrow, August 10, is the primary election for 2010. It's very important that all Democrats go to the polls and cast their vote to help choose those who will appear on the ballot in November.

Important primary races include the Governor's race, where three candidates are vying for the November ballot. In State Senate District 67, we have an important race for the seat being left by Mee Moua, who is not seeking re-election. There are multiple candidates, so your vote is very important in this race.

I encourage all voters in Precinct W-6 P-13 in Saint Paul to head for their polling place and vote tomorrow. Let's make our precinct one with a very high turnout again! If you're in this precinct, your polling place is the Hazel Park Academy, at 11:40 White Bear Avenue.

See you at the polls!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Results of Senate District 67 DFL Convention

Our convention was held today, beginning at 9 A. M. After procedural business and election of District Officers, the real reason we were there finally arrived - Selecting delegates and alternates to the DFL State Convention and the National Congressional District 4 Conventions, where a candidate for Governor of Minnesota will be endorsed, along with other statewide offices. The process went very smoothly.

Uncommitted delegates made up the bulk of the results, but Margaret Anderson Kelliher got two committed delegate to the state convention. R. R. Rybak and I believe one other candidate received a single delegate each.

This is party politics at its best, and I encourage all precinct W-6, P-13 residents to attend the next precinct caucuses and become delegates to the next Senate 67 District Convention in 2012. I'll be posting information on that when the time comes.

Keep an eye on this website for more news about the 2010 Election. And please feel free to get in touch with me with any questions or comments. Just click George Campbell on the left side of this site to email me.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

District Convention on Saturday, 3/13/2010

This Saturday, your precinct delegates will attend the 67th Senate District Convention, which runs all day. We'll be taking care of a lot of business, including voting on candidate endorsements, electing District leaders, and selecting delegates to the state convention in April.

If you have any questions or comments on this convention, please email me, George Campbell, using the link at the left.

We'll be working for every resident of this precinct, so let us know what you think!