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Legislators plan “Office Hours” in Hastings and Cottage Grove

Representative Denny McNamara

Representative Denny McNamara

Representative Denny McNamara (54B) and our other SD54 legislators have scheduled “office hours” in Hastings and Cottage Grove to met with constituents.

Senator Katie Sieben and Representative Denny McNamara will be at Hastings City Hall from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5th.

Sieben, McNamara and Representative Dan Schoen will be at Cottage Grove City Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Monday, February 24.

These events will be opportunities for one-on-one conversations so lawmakers can learn which issues are important to constituents.

Go talk to them and tell them what you think!

Where will your precinct caucus be held? In which room?

As you know, precinct caucuses will be held on Tuesday, February 4, at 7:00 pm. Do you know which room will hold your precinct caucus?

First, go to the caucus finder to learn your precinct and your precinct caucus location, either Hastings High School, Cottage Grove Middle School, or the Kaposia Education Center.

Then, find your precinct on the room lists and caucus location maps below.

Note, the two SD54 precincts in So St Paul will be meeting in the Kaposia Education Center, room assignments will be made on caucus night.

For SD54 precincts meeting at HASTINGS HIGH SCHOOL:

Hastings High School, 2014 Precinct Caucus meeting rooms

Hastings High School, 2014 Precinct Caucus meeting rooms list (Click for larger image)

Hastings High School, 2014 Precinct Caucus meeting rooms map

Hastings High School, 2014 Precinct Caucus meeting rooms map (Click for larger image)

For SD54 precincts meeting at COTTAGE GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL:

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Cottage Grove Middle School, 2014 Precinct Caucus meeting rooms list (Click for larger image)

Cottage Grove Middle School, 2014 Precinct Caucus meeting rooms map (Click for larger image)

Cottage Grove Middle School, 2014 Precinct Caucus meeting rooms map (Click for larger image)

You can download printable PDF files here:

Hastings-Room-Assignments-School-Map.pdf
Cottage-Grove-Room-Assignments-School-Map.pdf

Which precincts are in SD54? Want to see precinct maps? Get them here!

Typical precinct map.

Typical precinct map.

Below is a list of the local precincts in SD54. I’ve included downloadable precinct maps for your viewing pleasure.

There are 34 local precincts in Minnesota State Senate District 54.

There are 15 local precincts in Minnesota State House District 54A.

There are 19 local precincts in Minnesota State House District 54B.

Do you know your address but not what precinct you are in? Use the Precinct Finder tool at the Minnesota Legislature Geographic Information Services website.

You can download each map individually from the list below, or download them all in several zip files.

Download a zip file containing all the precinct maps for HD54A
MN-54A-precinct-maps-2012.zip

Download a zip file containing all the precinct maps for HD54B
MN-54B-precinct-maps-2012.zip

These maps are from the the Minnesota Legislature Geographic Information Services website http://www.gis.leg.mn/html/precincts2012.htm

The 2012 Precinct boundaries shown on these maps were provided by the Secretary of State Elections Division.

Here are the local precincts in SD54:

Precinct   District   Precinct Map
AFTON W-1 P-1   54B   Afton-W-1-P-1.pdf
AFTON W-2 P-1   54B   Afton-W-2-P-1.pdf
AFTON W-3 P-1   54B   Afton-W-3-P-1.pdf
AFTON W-4 P-1   54B   Afton-W-4-P-1.pdf
COTTAGE GROVE P-01   54A   Cottage-Grove-P-01.pdf
COTTAGE GROVE P-02   54A   Cottage-Grove-P-02.pdf
COTTAGE GROVE P-03   54A   Cottage-Grove-P-03.pdf
COTTAGE GROVE P-04   54A   Cottage-Grove-P-04.pdf
COTTAGE GROVE P-05   54B   Cottage-Grove-P-05.pdf
COTTAGE GROVE P-06   54A   Cottage-Grove-P-06.pdf
COTTAGE GROVE P-07   54A   Cottage-Grove-P-07.pdf
COTTAGE GROVE P-08   54B   Cottage-Grove-P-08.pdf
COTTAGE GROVE P-09   54B   Cottage-Grove-P-09.pdf
COTTAGE GROVE P-10   54B   Cottage-Grove-P-10.pdf
COTTAGE GROVE P-11   54A   Cottage-Grove-P-11.pdf
DENMARK TWP   54B   Denmark-Twp.pdf
GREY CLOUD ISLAND TWP   54A   Grey-Cloud-Island-Twp.pdf
HASTINGS W-1 P-1   54B   Hastings-W-1-P-1.pdf
HASTINGS W-1 P-2   54B   Hastings-W-1-P-2.pdf
HASTINGS W-1 P-3   54B   Hastings-W-1-P-3.pdf
HASTINGS W-2 P-1   54B   Hastings-W-2-P-1.pdf
HASTINGS W-2 P-2   54B   Hastings-W-2-P-2.pdf
HASTINGS W-3 P-1   54B   Hastings-W-3-P-1.pdf
HASTINGS W-3 P-2   54B   Hastings-W-3-P-2.pdf
HASTINGS W-4 P-1   54B   Hastings-W-4-P-1.pdf
HASTINGS W-4 P-2   54B   Hastings-W-4-P-2.pdf
NEWPORT   54A   Newport.pdf
NININGER TWP   54B   Nininger-Twp.pdf
SOUTH ST PAUL W-2 P-4   54A   South-St-Paul-W-2-P-4.pdf
SOUTH ST PAUL W-3 P-5   54A   South-St-Paul-W-3-P-5.pdf
ST. PAUL PARK P-1   54A   St-Paul-Park-P-1.pdf
ST. PAUL PARK P-2   54A   St-Paul-Park-P-2.pdf
ST. PAUL PARK P-3   54A   St-Paul-Park-P-3.pdf
ST. PAUL PARK P-4   54A   St-Paul-Park-P-4.pdf

Participate in the Caucus Straw Poll

2014 Straw Poll CandidatesCast a preference ballot for Republican candidates for Governor and US Senate.

On caucus night here in Minnesota, you’ll be able to cast a straw ballot (a.k.a. “preference ballot”) to indicate your preferred Republican candidates for Governor and for US Senate.

What is a “straw poll”?

A straw poll or straw vote is a vote with nonbinding results. Among political bodies, straw polls often are scheduled for events at which many people interested in the polling question can be expected to vote.

We have a field of great candidates for both offices.

Below, we’ve listed the candidates and provided links to their webistes. We encourage you to learn about as much as you can about the candidates before caucus night.

 

 
Straw Poll Ballot Candidates For Governor:
 

Rob Farnsworth — http://robfarnsworth.org/

Scott Honour — http://www.honourforgovernor.com/

Jeff Johnson — http://johnsonforgovernor.org/

Marty Seifert — http://www.seifertforgovernor.com/

Dave Thompson — http://www.teamthompsonmn.com/

Kurt Zellers — http://www.kurtzellers.com/

 

 

 
Straw Poll Ballot Candidates For US Senate:
 

Jim Abeler — http://jimabeler.com/

Chris Dahlberg — http://www.dahlbergnow.com/

Mike McFadden — http://mikemcfadden.com/

Monti Moreno — http://www.montimoreno.com/

Julianne Ortman — http://julianne.mn/

Harold Shudlick — no website

 

 

Voting is by secret ballot. Only officially registered caucus attendees will be allowed to participate in the straw poll. Observers may not vote.

Statewide results for the Gubernatorial preference ballot will be available (and updated live) on the Secretary of State’s website as soon as the BPOUs report in the results.

 

2014 Straw Poll Candidates

This Page is your one-stop source for all precinct caucus information

2014-it-is-precinct-caucus-time

Here are all of the latest precinct caucus documents, news, and resources. Check it often–we will be adding more info as it becomes available.

 

Here are some useful documents to bring with you on caucus night

Responsibilities-of-Precinct-Officers.pdf — Spells out some of the main responsibilites of PRECINCT OFFICERS and precinct DELEGATES and ALTERNATES.

Resolutions-Form.pdf — You can use this form to submit your proposed change (resolution) to the Platform of the Republican Party of Minnesota.

Party-Platform_12.16.13.pdf — This “welcome to the caucus” letter from MN GOP chairman Keith Downey includes a copy of the Party Platform.

Political-Contribution-Refund-Program.pdf — Read this information about Minnesota’s Political Contribution Refund Program.

caucus-call-2014-senate-district-54-republican-party-minnesota.pdf — This letter spells out the precinct caucus meeting times and locations for precincts in Senate District 54 in the Minnesota communities of South St. Paul, Cottage Grove, Hastings, St. Paul Park, Newport, Afton, Denmark Township, Grey Cloud Island Township, and Nininger Township.

Meeting Room Lists and Caucus Site Maps — Use these lists and maps to find out which room will hold your precinct caucus.

 

For more information about precinct caucuses, visit these webpages:

MN Secretary of State Precinct Caucus webpage
http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=886

Caucus Finder
http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

Republican Party of Minnesota 2014 Precinct Caucuses Website
http://mngop.com/2014-precinct-caucuses/

List of 2014 Caucus Straw Poll Candidates
http://mngop.com/2014-caucus-straw-poll-candidates/

“It’s precinct caucus time” caucus info from MN GOP
http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=4962e29c827b10a434ddf13b6&id=f7a1cb9993&e=af8d172ab8

Caucus Questions & Answers with MN GOP political director Matt Pagano
http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=4962e29c827b10a434ddf13b6&id=a2878c23d0&e=dbdc99e30f

 

Watch this webpage for more new items to be added…

 

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