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

Senator Patricia Torres Ray Attends Inauguration of Colombian President F. Gustavo Petro 

On Sunday, August 7, F. Gustavo Petro was inaugurated as the President of Colombia. Senator Patricia…

Senator Lindsey Port named Legislator of Distinction by League of Minnesota Cities

In honor of her work in the 2022 legislative session, Senator Linsey Port (DFL-Burnsville) has been …

Senator Ann Rest named Legislator of Distinction by the League of Minnesota Cities

In honor of her work in the 2022 legislative session, Senator Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope) has been recog…

Official portrait of DFL Leader López Franzen
Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen Condemns Recent Edina Hate Crimes

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina) today strongly condemned the recent spate of hate…

Senator Kari Dziedzic Named ​”Legislator of Distinction​” by League of Minnesota Cities 

The League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) has recognized Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) as a ​"2…

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