Senate District 46 is excited to announce the following delegates chosen to represent Senate District 46 at the DFL Congressional District Conventions and DFL State Convention. (All Alternates have automatically been upgraded to Delegate for the virtual conventions this year)

DFL Congressional District 3

Christa Ruth
Edward Goldsmith
Laurie Eaton
Paul Harder
Teryal Turner
Thomas Walsh

DFL Congressional District 5
Allan Baumgarten | Jason Young
Anne Mavity | Jim Leuthner
Barbara Black | Joehey Cici
Bonnie Knapp | John Anderson
Briana Lee | John Martin
Brittany Edwards | Joseph Lally
Catherine Murphy | Judy Reinehr
Catherine O’Neil | Kaj Thompson
Charles Lawler | Karl Gamradt
Cheryl Scott | Marilyn Klug
Cynthia Given | Marilyn Levi-Baumgarten
David Andresen | Mark Caulfield
Devona Sand | Mark Glotter
Eric Forsberg | Michael Cohen
Fartun Ahmed | Nadia Mohamed
Gabe Aderhold | Nathan Miller
Gloria Peck | Rex McKee
Heidi Williams | Richard Gravrok
Hilary Beste | Shawn McGerr
Ian Anderson | Sue Budd
Isaac Rischall | Suzanne Swanson
James Beneke | Tamar Fenton
James McDonough Jr | Timothy Brausen
Janet Avery | Tom Lehman

Congressional District and State Conventions will take place virtually to protect all involved and continue safe social distancing.

Virtual Balloting dates are:
DFL Congressional District 3 – May 14th – May 23rd, 2020
DFL Congressional District 5 – May 14th – May 23rd, 2020
DFL State Convention – May 26th – May 31st, 2020

About Senate District 46

DFL Senate District 46 (SD46) is a local unit of the state Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) party in Minnesota. We are responsible for organizing DFL efforts in the 46th Senate District – an area including Saint Louis Park, Hopkins, southern half of Golden Valley, and eastern Plymouth and Medicine Lake.


Voting Maps

City Ward & Precinct Maps

Breakdown of Senate Districts 46A & 46B by City, Ward, & Precinct:

Senate District City Ward Precinct
46A Golden Valley n/a 3, 5, 8
46A Medicine Lake n/a 1
46A Plymouth 3 15, 16, 17
46A St Louis Park 1 1, 2
46A St Louis Park 3 12
46A St Louis Park 4 13, 14, 15, 16
46B Hopkins n/a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
46B St Louis Park 1 3, 4
46B St Louis Park 2 5, 6, 7, 8
46B St Louis Park 3 9, 10, 11

SD46 Bylaws

SD46 Constitution


All residents of Senate District 46 (SD46) who support the principles of the DFL Party and are not members of any other political party are eligible for membership in this organization. Senate District 46 DFL is governed between conventions by a Central Committee which meets monthly, and by an Executive Committee which meets on an as needed basis. Meeting dates, times and locations are posted in the SD 46 Calendar on the Home page. The SD46 Executive Committee consists of the 46th District Officers (Chair, Associate Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Affirmative Action Officer), Directors, as well as Delegates and Alternates from SD46 to the State Central Committee, and Congressional District 5 and Congressional District 3 Central Committees.

The SD46 Central Committee consists of the Executive Committee members as well as the Precinct Chairs and Associate Chairs within Senate District 46. That includes 6 Hopkins precincts, 3 Golden Valley precincts, 17 Saint Louis Park precincts, and 3 Plymouth, and the Medicine Lake precincts. Each precinct may have 1 Chair and 2 Associate Chairs. Vacancies occur periodically – if you would like to become involved as a Precinct Chair or Associate Chair contact the District Chairperson or Associate Chairperson (click on the Contact Us tab above) to see if there is a vacancy in your precinct. If there isn’t a vacancy, there are plenty of other ways to become involved!

More information on these and related topics is available in the SD46 Constitution and SD46 Bylaws. If you are interested in joining and volunteering with SD46, you may attend any of the scheduled meetings or indicate your interest by submitting an online form. Links to other party units, including DFL Congressional Districts 5 (CD5) and Congressional District 3 (CD3), as well as the State DFL are available.

Senate District 46 is your local DFL organizing unit. We are run entirely by volunteers from your neighborhoods with donations from you and your neighbors.  SD46 helps to organize and elect Democratic leaders from the state level to the presidency.  We also put on vital events like the caucus and district DFL convention, which cost money.  Please make a donation today of $20, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford.

SD46 Officers L to R: John Martin; Shawn McGerr; Karl Gamradt; Peter Dyer; Saul Eugene

District Leadership

Officers (2019-2021):

Chair: Shawn McGerr |
Vice Chair: Karl Gamradt |
Secretary: Saul Eugene  |
Treasurer: Mark Caulfield |
Outreach Officer: John Martin  |

Directors (2018-2020):

Website: Mike Miller |
Events: OPEN |

Database: OPEN
At Large: Paul Harder
At Large: Hilary Beste
At Large: Gary Cohen
At Large: Julia Roberts
At Large: Cheryl Scott
At Large: Brian Shekleton
At Large: Mark Caulfield
At Large: Joehey Cici

State Central Committee:

District Officer Delegates (2019-2021):

Chair: Shawn McGerr |
Vice Chair: Karl Gamradt |

SD46 Elected Delegates (2018-2020):

Hilary Beste
Cynthia Given
Lee Cohen
Paul Harder
Cheryl Scott
John Martin


Julia Roberts
Deb Bowling
Christa Ruth
Mark Caulfield
Peter Dyer
Craig Schulz
Saul Eugene
Pat Given