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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".

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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

Related pages

  • Delton, Jennifer A. Making Minnesota Liberal: Civil Rights and the Transformation of the Democratic Party. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.
  • Haynes, John Earl. Farm Coops and the Election of Hubert Humphrey to the Senate. Agricultural History 57, no. 2 (Fall 1983).
  • Haynes, John Earl. Dubious Alliance: The Making of Minnesota's DFL Party. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.
  • Henrickson, Gary P. Minnesota in the 'McCarthy' Period": 1946–1954. Ph.D. diss. University of Minnesota, 1981.
  • Lebedoff, David. The 21st Ballot: A Political Party Struggle in Minnesota. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1969.
  • Lebedoff, David. Ward Number Six. New York: Scribner, 1972. Discusses the entry of radicals into the DFL party in 1968.
  • Mitau, G. Theodore. The Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party Schism of 1948. Minnesota History 34 (Spring 1955).

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Partido Demócrata-Agrario-Laborista de Minesota para niños

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