Minnesota Senate DFL

The Minnesota Senate DFL is committed to working together to build the state all Minnesotans deserve. That includes fighting for equitable policies, opportunities, and protections for all – at home, work, school, in their environment, and at the ballot box. This will allow for healthy and secure families, students who feel supported, and a robust workforce. It will also create a clean environment and strengthen our democracy so that our children can thrive in Minnesota for years to come.

The values we share bring our communities together and serve as a guide for how we make our state work better for all of us, no matter what we look like or where we come from. Those shared values include the following:

Community             Opportunity            Justice           Equality


Support Working Families
Invest in Education
Provide a Clean Future
Protect and Advance Our Democracy

In the News

Senate DFL Leader López Franzen Responds to Senate Republican Special Session Proposal

Earlier today, Senate Republicans released their latest set of conditions for a special session. In response, Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen released the following statement.

Senator Steve Cwodzinski receives Minnesota Professional Firefighters Association Distinguished Service Award

For his work on securing passage of the Hometown Heroes Assistance Program, which will help 20,000 firefighters and their families, Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) was presented with a Dis…

Senator Marty says Republican attacks on Health Commissioner Malcolm are disingenuous

In an attack on the Walz’s administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Senate Republicans have threatened to fire Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm during a potential special session. …

Senator Patricia Torres Ray announces she will not be seeking re-election

Senator Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-Minneapolis) announced today that she will not be seeking re-election in 2022. Senator Torres Ray was first elected to the Senate in 2006 and was the first Latina woma…

DFL Senators Condemn Racist Assault on Suni Lee

Earlier today, it was reported that Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee was the victim of a racially-motivated attack in October while in Los Angeles taping Dancing with the Stars. In response Assistant Se…

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