In memory of Bill Whitbeck 1918-2013

Bill Whitbeck
Bill Whitbeck

It is with heavy hearts that we offer our condolences and express our sympathies to the family of Bill Whitbeck. Bill was an amazing man, a larger than life man of action and intellect and a defender of our shared Republican values. Bill accomplished many great things during his ninety years. Let his memory serve as an inspiration to us all, and let’s follow in Bill’s footsteps and strive to make the world a better place that we found it.

You may read William Whitbeck’s full obituary here.

March in the NE Minneapolis Parade with Cam Tuesday!

March in the Parade with Cam!

Get a free Cam Winton T-Shirt!

Northeast Minneapolis Parade

Date: This Tuesday, June 18th 6pm
Location: Central Ave & 28th Ave.
Please RSVP for so we can reserve a T-Shirt for you! to:

To learn more about Cam, check out this interview!

Video courtesy of SD63

Cam Winton

Cam is running for Mayor of Minneapolis and he will be speaking at the Picnic. If you have not met him or heard him speak yet, you really should. He has a great opportunity this year, since RT Rybek is stepping down, there are at least 6 DFL candidates and the election will be determined by Ranked Choice Voting. What does this all mean for Cam? Come to the Picnic and find out! Be sure to check out Cam’s website.


Help us to Win!

If you would like to get involved with organizing/hosting events, fundraising, door-knocking, calling voters, putting up or displaying yard signs or providing financial support, please contact us!

Summer Picnic 2013


Date: Saturday, June 1st
Time: 2-5pm
Location: Kenwood Park, Southwest corner on Franklin Map

Come meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful summer day in SD61!

We’ll have hot dogs for $2 and soda for $1. We’ll also provide ice, paper plates, napkins & plastic wear.  It’s also potluck (totally optional) so feel free to bring something to share. Please bring your own blankets/chairs. Look for the tents!


Conversation with Cam Winton, Candidate for Minneapolis Mayor


Thursday, April 25, 2013
Noon to 1:15 PM
Humphrey Forum
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs

Cam Winton is an independent candidate running for Minneapolis Mayor. Mr. Winton will discuss how he proposes to address the challenges facing the City and to capitalize on its opportunities. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs.
This event is free and open to the public. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and educator. To request disability accommodations, please call 612-625-5340 or email
More information here.

Feeling Taxed?

Join SD 61 GOP for a Taxpayers Happy Hour

Famous Daves Blues Club
Itemized Introductions:

– Guest Speaker: Phil Krinkie, President Taxpayers League of MN
– Minneapolis’ Next Mayor, Cam Winton –
– Meet SD61 GOP’s New Leadership Team

Attached Schedule:

Location: Famous Dave’s Blues Club, Calhoun Square
The Lava Lounge – next to the bar
Date: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm, speaking time: 6:00pm
Parking: The Parking Ramp behind Calhoun Square, or local streets

Depreciating Reality:

– MN individual income tax rate ranks 9th highest nationally
– MN income tax collections per person ranked 8th highest nationally
– MN’s overall tax burden is NOT improving under the Dayton Plan

What can you do about it? Get involved and have a little fun too!

All are welcome!

Sign in at the Facebook Event Page

Cam Winton for Mayor Campaign Kick-off

Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 pm – 8 pm. Speaking program: 6:30 pm
Red Cow restaurant: 3624 West 50th Street, Minneapolis 55410
(50th Street between Chowen Ave. and Drew Ave.)
See you there! Feel free to RSVP:

Who is Cam Winton? He appeared on The Late Debate, you can listen to the interview here.
Visit his campaign site here:

Cam Winton, Republican Candidate for Minneapolis Mayor

SD61 resident and energy corporation attorney Cam Winton has begun raising funds for a run to become the next mayor of Minneapolis.

Cam Winton, 34, was an executive with Minnesota-based Outland Energy Services until Duke Energy Corporation purchased the company this past November. He and his wife, Emily live in SD61 for about five years and have two young children.
Cam will be speaking at the Convention on February 6th.
His campaign website is
The Southwest Journal interviewed Cam, you can read the article here.

Minneapolis Needs Election Judges!

The city of Minneapolis is looking to add 50 more election judges for the November 6th election. While we’ve made some progress in balancing the party affiliation of election judges in the city, which is required in MN Statute 204B 19 Subd. 5, there is still a long way to go. Please consider this very important part of holding open and honest elections. You’ll be paid and can work a 1/2 day if that fits your schedule. Information and links are listed below.

General information from the city website:
Minneapolis Election Judges must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be an eligible voter in the State of Minnesota
  • Be able to read, write and speak English
  • Not be a candidate at that election
  • Not be the spouse, parent, child, stepchild, sibling or step-sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct or of any candidate at that election
  • Not be a challenger

Judges are required to fill out an application demonstrating volunteer or professional experience. We regret that we cannot acknowledge receipt of each individual application. Successful applicants will be notified when they have been selected by the appointing authority, and scheduled for training.

To apply to be an election judge:
Complete the application online or print the application page and submit it via fax (612) 673-2756 or U.S. mail.

Send your name and address to address below and they will mail you an application:
Elections & Voter Registration
City Hall
350 S 5th St Rm 1B
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Call Carol Strong at (612) 673-3870 or email for further information.