Monthly Archive for January, 2018

Save the date! Tuesday, February 6, 2018 is precinct caucus night in Minnesota

Upcoming EventsOur BPOU leaders have been busy planning and organizing the 2018 precinct caucuses for our district. We hope you are planning to attend! Be sure to check our website often for the latest up-to-date precinct caucus information.

Who can attend a caucus?
Precinct caucuses are open to the public and participation is encouraged by the political parties. In order to vote, offer resolutions or become a delegate at a precinct caucus, attendees must be eligible to vote in the next general election, they must live in the precinct, and they must be in general agreement with the principles of the political party.

Don’t know where your caucus will be held?
Use this caucus finder:

Stay tuned for more info!

We need you to vote in the Special Primary on January 29, then vote in the Special Election on February 12

The January 29 special primary matters! Vote!

In addition to our endorsed candidate Denny McNamara, one other person filed to run as a Republican. So, this means that yes, there will be a special primary in addition to our special election.

In the special primary on January 29, vote for our endorsed Republican candidate Denny McNamara!

More information:

Find your polling place

Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.

Pre-register or register on election day

For more information, visit this –> Secretary of State page

Vote for Denny McNamara in the January 29 primary election.

Rep Keith Franke Capitol Update: News (1/12/2018)

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Representative Keith Franke

Representative Keith Franke

By Rep. Keith Franke, 1/12/2018

Dear Neighbors,

St. Paul Park Council
Earlier this week, I attended the final swearing-in ceremony to complete the St. Paul Park City Council. This is our most local level of government, which means it’s the closest to our friends and neighbors. Having a great council, like this one, is invaluable for our residents. Since my days as mayor, and now as a legislator, I’ve always worked closely with local city councils, and look forward to keeping that relationship going forward.

I was fortunate to give a legislative update at the meeting and plan to make it to other council hearings before session starts in February. I’ll keep you posted as these come up.

Recent Grant
Earlier this month, the South St. Paul Economic Development Authority (EDA) was awarded a $1.26 million grant from the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The money will be used to clean up the contaminated site at 843 Hardman Ave. The good news is the project will create over 80 new jobs and increase the tax base by nearly $500,000. I look forward to seeing this project progress.

Holiday Train Update
When money is raised for the Holiday Train charity, we always see such amazing support from our community. This year was no different as our area pitched in to raise over $100,000 for the Friends in Need Food Shelf. What a great cause; I’m blown away by the support!

Please Contact Me
As always, please call or email my office if you ever need anything. I’m usually back in the district and would love to schedule a meeting. Just give me a call and we’ll set something up.


State Representative Keith Franke
567 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

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