Covention Results

State Convention Delegates State Convention Alternates
1 MITCH ROSSOW A01 Peter Glessing
2 ANDREW GILDEA A02 SHEILA FRANEY
2 Juliette Jordal A03 LAURIE EIBENSTEINER
2 CHRISTINA PIERSON A04 CHERYL STEWART
5 WILLIAM OPSAHL A05 ANDREW STAKSTON
6 MARK MILLER A06 THOMAS GALLAGHER
7 GREGG SOUGSTAD A07 SUSAN REDDIN
8 Andy Post A08 Barry Lazarus
9 SAMUEL WINTER A08 TIM LOVESTRAND
10 RONALD EIBENSTEINER A10 Barbra Lunde
11 Franklin Jesse, Jr. A10 KATHY MARSON
12 JAMES PATTERSON A10 JENNIFER ZIELINSKI
13 Patrick Waddick A13 DOUGLAS DAGGETT
14 GAYLE BELKENGREN
15 DENNIS NGUYEN
16 BRIAN BERGS
17 RUSSELL HILK
18 Mary McGnaney

If you were elected as a delegate or alternate to the State Convention, you will receive your convention call from the MNGOP.

CD5 Delegates CD5 Alternates
1 MITCH ROSSOW A01 Tony Bergmaan-Porter
2 DOUGLAS DAGGETT A02 CAROL TILLEMANS
3 Juliette Jordal A02 CHERYL STEWART
4 ANDREW GILDEA A02 Franklin Jesse, Jr.
4 Andrew Rich A02 JAMES PATTERSON
6 CHRISTINA PIERSON A06 Peter Glessing
6 GREGG SOUGSTAD A06 SUSAN REDDIN
6 WILLIAM OPSAHL A08 ANDREW STAKSTON
9 MARK MILLER A09 Barbra Lunde
10 JENNIFER ZIELINSKI A09 ROBERT CARNEY
11 SHEILA FRANEY A09 TIM LOVESTRAND
12 SAMUEL WINTER A12 ROBERT KOLAS
13 Patrick Waddick A13 KATHY MARSON
13 ROGER ODANIEL
13 RUSSELL HILK
16 GAYLE BELKENGREN
17 THOMAS GALLAGHER
18 Barry Lazarus

If you were elected as a delegate or alternate to CD5, you should have received your convention call at the convention, if not, please email mitchrossow@sd61gop.org

In the case of a tie vote, those candidates are given the same rank. If delegates are absent, alternates will be seated according to rank; resolution of ties to be determined by the BPOU Chair.

Adequate Notice of CD5 Constitutional Amendment

The SD61 Convention which will be Saturday, March 29th at Burroughs Elementary School –  the same place we had Caucuses. It begins at 10am, so please arrive a little earlier. Registration will open at 9:30am. We will be selecting Delegates to CD5. That Convention will be on April 12th at 10am at the CRYSTAL VFW POST 494, 5222 Bass Lake Road, Crystal, MN 55429. If you plan seek election as a delegate to CD5, please read the notice below.

The 5th CD Constitution Committee has recommended amendments to the 5th CD Constitution. The Fifth Congressional District will consider these amendments at its convention on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The amendments will consist of the following:

  • Grammatical corrections throughout the document
  • Corrections of Article and Section numbering throughout the document
  • Removal of outdated references (including references to non-existent regulatory bodies, and officer positions that no longer exist)
  • Revision of the “Amendments” article:
    • Threshold for passage of a constitutional amendment at the convention reduced from 60% to a majority
    • Deletion of the 60% quorum requirement
    • Requirement that notice of amendments to be provided to delegates and alternates 10 days before a convention (reduced from 20 days) Specification that written, electronic or telephone notice shall be provided for delegates and alternates
    • Deletion of the requirement that constitutional amendments passed at a 5th CD convention be ratified by Full BPOU executive committees.

The text of the proposed constitutional amendments was posted for delegate and alternate review on the 5th CD website on March 17th.

Candidates Considering Running for House

Or if you know someone who might consider it…

The Republican team from Senate District 61 (SD 61) is excited to build our organization and support local candidates in 2014.  Our Nominations Committee is meeting at the Community Room at Lund’s Groceries at 1450 West Lake Street on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. to meet potential candidates for Minnesota State House for District 61-A and District 61-B.  If you are considering a run, you are welcome to come no matter who you are!  We will supply coffee too!  At the SD 61 convention on Saturday, March 29th, we will be endorsing one candidate for each of these races.

As part of the meeting, members of our Nominations Committee and Executive Board will be on hand to answer questions about the process of running for state office.  It can be a very fun challenge to take on!  One of the services that the Nominations Committee will offer is to run background checks for potential candidates ahead of the convention and we ask candidates to bring their Free Credit Report, available at CreditKarma.com  There are two potential benefits to this offer for candidates: (1) the local party can help strategize to address any issues in advance and (2) the Nominations Committee can confirm your background as you seek endorsement at the Convention.

We hope you can make it on March 25th.  If you cannot, drop me a line and we will work with you as we can.  We look forward to working with you on a potential campaign!