DFL Senate District 35—is a group of people who are dedicated to improving our communities, our state, our nation, and the world. We’re the volunteer organization of the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party) covering Minnesota’s 35 State Senate District. We work, together with other local units and the state DFL party, to recruit, endorse and support candidates for elected office. We also cooperate with other organizations who share our values. Our area includes Anoka, most of Coon Rapids and a small portion of Andover. 

SD 35 Democrats work together for a better Minnesota motivated by these core values:

SD35 Leadership

  • Chair: Tom Kiekhafer
  • Vice Chair: Catherine Kurdziel
  • 2nd Vice Chair: Jean Wayne
  • Outreach and Inclusion: Thuba Nguyen
  • Secretary: Betty Notto
  • Treasurer: David Nelson
  • Communication Director: Tom Kiekhafer

Other Organizing Units within SD35

SD35 is sits within two Congressional Districts (CD3 and CD6) which have organizing units. Also, the Anoka DFL is an organizing unit within Anoka County. SD35 has representation at these county and congressional organizing units and we work in partnership to support candidates for elected office


Donations to Minnesota DFL Senate District 35 are used to identify, recruit and support local DFL candidates.