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Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party facts for kids

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DFL logo used on a lectern at the 2006 DFL state convention

The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It was created on April 15, 1944 when the Minnesota Democratic Party and the Farmer–Labor Party merged. Hubert Humphrey was a major part in this merger. The party is affiliated with the national Democratic Party. Both members of the party and non-members in Minnesota often use "DFLer" instead of "Democrat".

Candidates endorsed in 2010


  • Margaret Anderson Kelliher for Minnesota Governor
  • Dan Powers for US Representative (2nd District)
  • Jim Meffert for US Representative (3rd District)
  • Tarryl Clark for US Representative (6th District)


Current elected officials

Constitutional officers

  • Attorney General Lori Swanson
  • Auditor Rebecca Otto
  • Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

State legislative leaders

  • President of the Senate James Metzen
  • Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives Margaret Anderson Kelliher
  • Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller
  • Minnesota Senate Asst. Majority Leader Tarryl Clark
  • Minnesota House of Representatives Majority Leader Tony Sertich

Members of Congress

DFL 2006 state convention registration desk

Current leadership

  • Chair – Brian Melendez
  • Associate Chair – Donna Cassutt
  • Treasurer – Lori Sellner
  • Secretary – Sue Rego
  • Affirmative Action Officer – Frank Brown

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