Job Descriptions for SD46 

Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have the custody of the funds of the party and shall render written accounts of receipts and disbursements to each meeting of the District Central Committee.  The Treasurer shall also make a full report to the District Convention and timely reports to the State Ethical Practices Board as required by law using recognized accounting software.  The Treasurer shall prepare a two- year budget with the District Chair, Vice Chair, and the Fundraising Director by each year’s May meeting.

Directors: There shall be Eleven (11) Directors. Each Director shall be assigned an area of responsibility or assigned a duty by the Executive Committee or serve on a standing Committee of the senate district.

Fund Raising Supervisor. The Fund Raising Supervisor shall have the duty of organizing, supervising, and coordinating fundraising projects and financial programs for the Senatorial District and the preparation of the district budget in conjunction with the Chair, Vice Chair and the Treasurer.  This Director also will serve as the Chair of the Fundraising Committee.

Web Supervisor. To create and maintain, with assistance from the District, a District website and serve as a resource for the District and to candidates and elected officials regarding web page issues. The Web Supervisor shall also be a member of the Technology and Communication Committee.

 Data Base Supervisor. To maintain a District data base of active Party members and to serve as a resource to the District and to candidates regarding software, hardware and data base concern s. The Data Base Supervisor shall also be a member of the Technology and Communication Committee.

 Deputy Treasurer. To assist the Treasurer with banking, reporting, and other duties.  The duties of the Deputy Treasurer shall be set by the Chair in consultation with the Treasurer and such other members of the Central Committee as the Chair sees fit to include. The Deputy Treasurer shall also be a member of the Fundraising Committee.

 Events Supervisor. To coordinate, schedule, and register for Parades and Festivals that the Senate District wishes to participate. The Events Supervisor shall also be a member of the Volunteer and Events Committee.

 Communications Supervisor. To coordinate social media for the Senate District. The Communications Supervisor will work with Executive Committee and Web Supervisor on social messaging through use of Twitter, Facebook, and any other Social Media Account that represents the Senate District. The Communications Supervisor shall serve on the Technology and Communications committee.

 At Large Directors. All other Directors must serve on at least one of the standing committees.

Attendance Rule. Attendance is required at each duly-noticed Executive and Central Committee meeting.  A member may receive an excused absence by contacting the Senate District Chair, Vice Chair, or Secretary prior to the announced meeting. Any Executive Committee member who has two consecutive unexcused absences shall be contacted by the Senate District Chair to ascertain if that member still wants to serve. Any Executive Committee member who has three consecutive unexcused absences is automatically terminated as a member.  This vacancy shall be filled by the Central Committee at the earliest practicable time.

State Central committee members. State Central committee members shall attend the DFL State Central Committee representing Senate District 46. There will be 4 State Central committee Meetings per year plus there will be monthly Congressional District meetings that the State Central Committee will need to attend in the Congressional District that that member resides in. The State Central committee members shall be divided equally by the gender by whichever that State Central committee member would identify.

Standing Committees

Nominating Committee. A standing committee of no less than three (3) members of the Executive Committee shall be responsible between Conventions for nominating individuals to fill vacancies on the Central Committee. The standing Nominating Committee shall publicize all vacancies, recruit, and screen individuals for these vacancies, and present to the Central Committee recommended candidates.  They may recommend candidates to be considered by the Convention Nominated Committee formed following each caucus. The membership of the Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the District Chair.

Constitution and Bylaws Committee. A standing Constitution and Bylaws Committee of no less than three (3) members of the Executive Committee shall coordinate between Conventions all recommendations for amendments to the Bylaws of the DFL Party of Senate District 46. The standing Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall be responsible for publicizing between Conventions the intent to amend the Bylaws. The Bylaws may contain the functions, duties and procedures of the following:

Convention Committees.
Party Officers and Directors
Standing Committees
Subordinate organizations such as Ward Clubs
Other items as deemed necessary.

Resolutions of Support. Resolutions of Support Committee.  A standing committee of five (5) members shall be appointed by the Chair for recommendations for Resolutions of Support in non-partisan elections within the district.   The Committee shall consist, as far as possible, of at least one member from each municipality within the district.  This committee shall develop a list of questions to be posed to those seeking such resolutions, submit them to the district Officers for review, and amend the questions as needed.  They shall then screen all those seeking a resolution of support for that office using the same list of questions for each person. The Committee shall then recommend to the Chair all those it determines should receive a Resolution of Support.  The list of such persons need not be limited to one nor must the Committee recommend any person to the Chair. All persons wishing to receive a Resolution of Support shall then be invited to a District Central Committee meeting and the Central Committee shall vote on the issuance of Resolutions of Support. A resolution of support shall be valid only for the election year and office for which the resolution of support is granted.  Persons seeking a resolution of support shall screen with the resolution of support committee each time they wish to gain a resolution of support.”

1) All persons receiving a Resolution of Support from Senate District 46 can claim they have received the Resolution of Support from Senate District 46 but they cannot claim endorsement by Senate District 46 or the state DFL Party.

2)If Resolution of Support is approved by the Senate District 46 Central Committee the Senate District will provide the candidate with the following: VAN Access, a SD46 approved logo file (not to be altered accept in size), a one-time mention on the Senate District social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook).

3).The candidate may not use any other logos from the party or district accept the one provided to them.

4).The candidate may not use the word endorsement or any derivative of the word, they may not use any other description other than Resolution of Support.

5).Any reports of violation of the Resolution of Support will be investigated by the Review Committee which will consist of members of the Resolution of Support Committee and the 5 Senate District Officers. This committee will notify the candidate of a reported violation and suspend VAN Access during the investigation. The candidate will have three days from notification to respond to the reported violation and provide evidence in their defense. The Review Committee will then decide on an outcome of investigation and make a ruling within one week of the reported event.  The candidate will be notified of the outcome of the investigation. If the candidate is deemed to be in violation of the Resolution of Support VAN access will be revoked and the Senate District will make notifications via email, social media, and print media that the Resolution of Support has been revoked.

6).There will be no appeal process for violation of the Resolution of Support.

7).The candidate will review these rules before proceeding with the Resolution of Support interview process. Any candidate who does not agree to these rules and sign off on them will not be interviewed or screened by the Resolution of Support Committee and therefore will not be eligible for the Resolution of Support from Senate District 46 Central Committee.

Volunteer and Events Committee. A Standing Committee of five (5) members of the Executive Committee. The Volunteer Committee will recruit and maintain Volunteers for Events and Festivals.

Fundraising Committee. A Standing Committee of five (5) members of the Executive Committee. The Fund Raising Committee will plan and develop ways of raising revenue for the Senate District.

Technology and Communications Committee. A Standing Committee of six (6) members of the Executive committee. The Technology and Communications committee will help the Senate District with web issues, communications, messaging, and presenting the Public Face of the senate district.