Monthly Archive for February, 2014

Rep Denny McNamara’s Capitol Update: Expect plenty of news from the Capitol this year

Representative Denny McNamara

Representative Denny McNamara

By Rep. Denny McNamara, 2/26/2014

Hello from St. Paul,

Lawmakers have returned to the State Capitol as the 2014 legislative session is now underway. I will continue to serve on the following committees this year: Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance, Environment and Natural Resources Policy, and Ways and Means.

Governor Dayton said he wants this to be the unsession, where the Legislature would focus on eliminating unnecessary or redundant laws. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but it’s clear legislative leadership has other priorities as well this session, including debates that center on raising the minimum wage and approving a bonding bill that will fund construction projects across the state. There will also be discussions about whether to repeal any of the tax increases legislative Democrats and Governor Dayton signed into law last session.

In other words, expect plenty of news from the Capitol this year even though the actual session will only last about two and a half months.

Also, be sure to watch for my annual session survey in your mailbox! It asks your opinion on issues such as whether Minnesota should have Sunday liquor sales or if it should create beverage container deposits. The survey was mailed last week, so it should be arriving soon if it hasn’t already. If you do not receive a survey and would like to complete one, please call 651-296-3135 to reach my office, or send me an email at rep.denny.mcnamara@house.mn and I will have one mailed to you.

Keep in touch,
Denny

Representative Denny McNamara
359 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
651-296-3135
rep.denny.mcnamara@house.mn

Caucus Thank You! Convention preparations. Take this caucus survey.

Dear Caucus Attendees,

I wanted to send a quick note. THANK YOU for your participation in the Senate District 54 Republican Caucuses on February 4th, 2014!

Special thanks to our Caucus Conveners!

Convention preparations are ongoing, and updates for convention information, as well as pre-registration will be available soon at www.sd54gop.org (Registration is currently not available, but will be no later than 3/1/2014).

I am asking for feedback about your caucus experience. Please complete the anonymous survey below by clicking on the link. If you wanted to leave any comments (positive or negative) there is a small area at the end of the survey. Any comments that you would like to discuss, please email me at crediske@comcast.net.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7XKGNRF

Sincerely,
Chad Rediske
Chair – SD54 GOP

Register online for the SD54GOP convention

Online registration fee is $25. Register below.
Online registration closes on March 20 at 11:00 pm
Same-day on-site registration fee is $40

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ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Missed the online registration deadline? No worries. You’ll be able to register in person at the convention. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM with the convention commencing promptly at 9:00 AM.

 
Online registration fee is $25
Online registration closes on March 20 at 11:00 pm

The Senate District 54 Republican Party convention will be held Saturday, March 22 at the South Saint Paul High School. See the convention call letter for more details.

The registration fee of $40.00 will cover the cost of mailing the convention call, convention handouts, facility rental, and other convention expenses. If you register by March 20, 2014, here at our website the registration fee is $25.00.

We are using PayPal to process pre-registration payments. Please answer the questions below and click the “Pay Now” button above to start the registration process.

SD54 Republicans issue official convention call letter

The official caucus call letter announcing the date, location, and purpose of the Senate District 54 Republican Party Convention was issued to delegates and alternates at the precinct caucus meetings on February 4.

Click on the image below to download a printable PDF copy of the letter.

Senate District 54 Convention Call

Here is the text of the letter:

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SENATE DISTRICT 54 REPUBLICAN PARTY
OFFICIAL CONVENTION CALL

To: Delegates and Alternates of Senate District 54

Pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the Republican Party of Minnesota and request of the State Party Executive Committee, this is the Official Call for the Senate District 54 Republican Party Basic Political Organizational Unit (BPOU) convention. The Senate District 54 Republican Party is hereby called to convention at:

South Saint Paul High School
700 2nd Street North
So. St. Paul, MN
on
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM with the convention commencing promptly at 9:00 AM. Expected adjournment is 1:30 PM.

The registration fee of $40.00 will cover the cost of mailing the convention call, convention handouts, facility rental, and other convention expenses. If you register early, by March 20, 2014, at our website http://www.sd54gop.org/ the registration fee is $25.00.

The Senate District 54 Republican Party Convention shall be composed of the Delegates and Alternates elected at the 2014 Precinct Caucuses. The convention shall be held for the purposes of:
1. Consideration of the Resolutions passed at the 2014 Precinct Caucuses. The Resolutions Committee report will be available at the convention and at the SD54 website: http://www.sd54gop.org/
2. Endorsement of Candidates for the State Legislature in Districts 54A and 54B.
3. Election of Delegates and Alternates to the 2nd Congressional District, 4th Congressional District and State Republican Convention.
4. Transaction of other such business as may properly come before the convention.

The Senate District 54 Republican Party hereby issues this convention call in the cities of Hastings, Nininger Township, Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Grey Cloud Island, Denmark Township, Afton and So. St. Paul, Minnesota on the 4th of February, 2014.

Chad Rediske
Chairman of SD54

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Straw Poll Results

Here are the unofficial results of the straw ballots held at Tuesday’s precinct caucuses in SD54.

Governor

  • Thompson 59
  • Seifert 49
  • Johnson 32
  • Honour 10
  • Zellers 9
  • Farnsworth 2
  • Undecided 18

U.S. Senate

  • Ortmann 65
  • Abeler 33
  • McFadden 29
  • Dahlberg 8
  • Shudlick 8
  • Moreno 2
  • Undecided 45

We had 179 total votes for Governor and 190 total votes for US Senate.