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Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website!

I’m Lawrence Sandoval, the Chair of Senate District 56 (SD56 map) for Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party—the DFL.

I oversee the work of almost 100 volunteers who have been elected as SD56 leaders. We volunteer because we believe in electing good, smart, hard-working folks who want to improve the lives of all the people who live within the Senate District’s borders—even Republicans!

If you want to find out who we all are, and what we do, you can click on the Who We Are link.

Our Senate District is divided into a west half and an east half: House District 56A and House District 56B. On November 6, 2018, we’ll be electing a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from each district. Our endorsed candidate for House District 56A is Hunter Cantrell, and our endorsed candidate for House District 56B is Dr. Alice Mann.

SD56 is one of several Senate Districts that make up Minnesota’s Congressional District 2 (CD2). The candidate who we have endorsed to represent all of us in the United States House of Representatives is Angie Craig.

All three of our candidates are amazing people. You can find out about them, and what they stand for, by clicking the links below.

We hope our website answers any questions you have, but if not, click Contact Us, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

-Lawrence Sandoval, Chair

DFL SD56 Endorsed Candidates

Hunter Cantrell  is our candidate for Minnesota House District 56A (SD56A map).

Dr. Alice Mann is our candidate for Minnesota House District 56B (SD56B map).

Angie Craig is our candidate for Congressional District 2 (CD2).

The Next Meeting

We would love to have you be involved with our group. Just check the calendar to see when and where the next meeting is, and show up! Simple as that!

How To Get In Touch

We’re all over, of course! To reach us, go to the Who We Are page and select an officer. Or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Following us there lets you know when our next meetings, debates, and fun get-togethers are.