We the people.

Minnesota Senate District 63 Republicans

Shared values and the desire for more and better educational choices and economic opportunities are what make us strong. When we all participate, we make our voices heard. 

Southeast Minneapolis and Northeast Richfield Republicans  love where we live and we want to make our neighborhoods a great place for small businesses, successful parent/teacher controlled schools and affordable for families.

SD63 Executive Committee Resolution

On Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, prior to the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Minnesota to discuss the future of the Republican Party in Minnesota, Senate District 63 GOP BPOU passed the following resolution:
1. Jennifer Carnahan should resign immediately as Chair of the Minnesota Republican Party.
2. Failing that, the State Party Executive Committee should vote (by 2/3 majority) to expel Jennifer Carnahan as Chair.
3. The State Executive Committee should vote for a full independent audit of party finances.
4. All Non Disclosure Agreements with Board members should be cancelled.
The Executive Committee voted to perform a financial audit and to release individuals from Non-Disclosure and other agreements currently in place at the Party.

SD63 Map

Minnesota Senate District 63 (SD63) includes north Richfield, east of Interstate 35W, Fort Snelling and Southeast Minneapolis.

Did You Know?

Your contribution to SD63 of up to $50 ($100 per married couple) is fully refundable?


Did You Know?

Jimmy Slemmons (2nd from left) and Rosella Ellis (front) - 1938

Hiawatha Golf Course opened in 1934. When White-run golf tournaments did not permit Black golfers to play, they began to host their own tournaments, including one at Hiawatha Golf Course.

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LEARN MORE about efforts to Save Hiawatha Golf Course. (PHOTO: Jimmy Slemmons (2nd from left) and Rosella Ellis (front) – 1938)

SD63 Executive Committee

Frank Pafko

Frank Pafko


Diane Napper

Diane Napper

Deputy Chair

Patty Piatz

Patricia Piatz


Wayne Peterson

Wayne A. Peterson


Matt Buzzard

Matthew Buzzard

63A Chair

Shawn Holster

Shawn Holster

63B Chair

Erik Lund

Erik Lund


Karin Grahn

Karin Grahn


Our Principles

We support lowering the tax burden, exercising spending restraint, and creating and maintaining a fair, honest and competitive business environment to promote economic prosperity and once again make Minnesota the economic engine of the Upper Midwest.

We support defending the right to life, protecting religious, political and economic liberties, and respecting personal privacy and property to preserve civil rights and ensure that government treats all of its citizens equally under the law.

We support the belief that parents are responsible for their children’s education and that parents, teachers and local school boards can make the best decisions about our children’s education.

We recognize the blessings that God has bestowed on this great Nation. We also recognize the sanctity of human life and the central role of the traditional family in our society. We work to defend those values in order to strengthen our families and communities.

We believe that the most fundamental function of government is to keep citizens and our property secure.

We support limiting the power of attorneys and frivolous lawsuits, increasing the responsibility of the jury, protecting judicial elections and holding judges accountable to strengthen the rule of law and prevent abuse of our legal system.

We believe that proper stewardship of our natural resources and agricultural lands is best achieved through sound science and adherence to constitutionally guaranteed property rights.

We support keeping government functions in state, local or private hands, electing honest and responsive legislative bodies and advocating for fair election processes to make government smaller and better.

We believe that we can maintain peace by having a strong national defense, securing our borders and by encouraging all people to seek freedom, democracy and free enterprise.