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Minnesota Senate District 63 Republicans

An educated populace is necessary for good governance. Being an informed citizen helps us make better choices and create strong communities. When we know better, we do better.

Republican Roundtable

Our YouTube channel is dedicated to advancing constitutionally conservative principles and ideas. Sponsored by Minnesota Senate Districts 50 and 63. Check out the latest episode below!

Did You Know?

Minnesota became the 32nd state to join the Union on May 11, 1858. Minnesota’s first two senators, Henry Rice and James Shields, took office on that day. Minnesota’s longest-serving senators include Knute Nelson (1895-1923) and Henrik Shipstead (1923-1947). Among those who rose to leadership positions are Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale. Humphrey served as party whip, deputy president pro tempore of the Senate, and vice president of the United States. Mondale also served as vice president — the Senate's constitutional president or presiding officer.

Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs will help you understand how you are part of the political process that makes your life better, and how you can get more involved to make your voice heard.

BPOU stands for Basic Political Organizational Unit.

  • It is the smallest governing body of Republican organizations
  • You will caucus with this group early in an election year
  • It consists of several precincts, but depending on population density, its geographical size can vary. In rural areas, it can be a county or multiple counties, but in a metro area, a single city can consist of multiple BPOUs.

Your BPOU is comprised of Senate District 63 and House Districts 63A and 63B.

A Ward is a geographic location, represented by a City Council Member who is elected to make laws that govern the city.

Precincts are the basic geographical areas for organizing and administering elections. They are established by the governing body of each city or town, or by the county board in unorganized territories.

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Precinct caucuses are meetings run by Minnesota’s political parties. They are the first in a series of meetings where parties may endorse candidates, select delegates, and set goals and values (called party platforms).

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Congressional districts (CDs) are the 435 areas from which members are elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Each congressional district is to be as equal in population to all other congressional districts in a state as practicable. There are currently 8 Congressional Districts in Minnesota.

  • Congressional districts are delineated every 10 years based on the newest U.S. Census.
  • Each congressional district has one U.S. House Representative.
  • Each consists of a number of BPOUs, who help endorse one candidate

Minnesota Senate District 63 is located in Congressional District 5.

Use the links below to contact our U.S. legislators.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL) forward

 


Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DFL) forward

 

Sen. Tina Smith (DFL) forward

These are our current legislators in the Minnesota government. Use the links below to contact them.

Sen. Patricia Torres Ray (DFL) forward

 

Rep Jim Davnie

Rep. Jim Davnie (DFL-63A) forward

 

Rep Emma Greenman

Rep. Emma Greenman (DFL-63B) forward

Minnesota State Senate Districts are determined by geographic location based on U.S. census data every 10 years. Each Senate District sends one State Senator to the Minnesota State Senate. We are Minnesota State Senate District 63.

 

Go to the ABOUT PAGE to see the current boundaries of our Senate District.

State House Districts are determined by State Senate Districts, which are determined by geographic location based on U.S. census data every 10 years.

 

Two House Districts make up one State Senate District.

 

Each House District sends one State Representative to the Minnesota House of Representatives.

 

Minnesota Senate District 63 has two House Districts — 63A and 63B. Use the maps on on the ABOUT PAGE to determine which House District you live in.

The City Council is a body of elected representatives who make the laws that govern a city. Each Council Member represents a Ward in their city.

You first need to know what Ward you live in. There are 13 Wards in Minneapolis and 3 Wards in Richfield. Use the links below to locate your Ward and find contact information for your City Council Member.

 

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RICHFIELD WARD MAP forward

 

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Simply put, if you contribute up to $50 ($100 as a married couple) to a political candidate or party, the state of Minnesota will reimburse you for that contribution amount.

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Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of election districts to ensure that the people of each district are equally represented.

 

Redistricting is done in the United States after the completion of Congressional reapportionment, which decides how many seats each state has in the 435 member House of Representatives. Reapportionment happens following the Decennial Census.

 

In Minnesota, the state legislature has constitutional responsibility for redistricting Minnesota’s Congressional districts, as well as Minnesota Senate and House districts, and Metropolitan Council districts. Local governments are responsible for redistricting other election districts:

 

  • County boards are responsible for redistricting county commissioner districts
  • City councils are responsible for redistricting city wards
  • School boards are responsible for redistricting board member districts.

 

In addition, during the redistricting time period, cities and townships will establish (or reestablish) their precinct boundaries as part of the redistricting process, as will counties that have unorganized territory.

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The beauty of our governmental system is that almost anyone can run for office! Here are some general guidelines:

ALL CANDIDATES

  • Must be eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • Must have not filed for another office at the upcoming primary or general election
  • Must be 21 years of age or more upon assuming office
  • Must have maintained residence in their district* for at least 30 days before the general election

*Note: Candidates for federal office are exempt; There are additional guidelines for state and local offices. 

MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATES

Must have participated in the party's most recent precinct caucuses, or intend to vote for a majority of the party's candidates at the next general election.

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CLICK HERE to find out if you are registered to vote.

Election judges are temporary, paid employees of local election officials trained to handle all aspects of voting at the polling place. Serving as an election judge is a chance to learn about elections, and is a great service to the community. 

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