Endorsement Process

Stonewall DFL considers endorsement of many candidates each year, prioritizing races identified as strategically important to the caucus and overall DFL Party goals. Stonewall DFL members are encouraged to participate in our candidate screening sessions and be part of making our endorsement decisions. We make every effort to screen all DFL candidates in the same race on the same day with the same committee members. Candidate screenings are typically open to the public.

Please watch our email newsletter, website, Facebook group, or Facebook page for meeting dates. Sign up to receive notices for screenings by opting into the Political Support Committee using this form: https://airtable.com/shrWuJks8GovvW3Za

On behalf of the Stonewall DFL caucus, we appreciate candidates' and members’ time and participation in our candidate endorsement process.

If you are a 2022 DFL or nonpartisan candidate seeking endorsement, please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Please submit the 2022 Candidate Endorsement Interest Form and we will send you the appropriate questionnaire to complete.
  2. After the completed questionnaire is received, the Political Support Committee will review it and contact candidates with an expected timeline for screening and endorsement.
  3. Meet with the Political Support Committee for an interview (via Zoom) if invited. This will be 25-30 minutes per interview, also known as a screening. The committee will prioritize screening in races specifically identified as strategically important. Interviews may be waived in certain cases.
  4. The Political Support Committee will deliberate and vote on a recommendation to the full Stonewall DFL Board of Directors. The Committee also collects additional member input to submit as part of its report to the Board.
  5. The Stonewall DFL Board of Directors will vote on ratifying the recommendations of the Political Support committee. This vote will occur at the next regularly scheduled board meeting but may be made sooner in certain cases.
  • All endorsements require a 60% majority to be approved by the Board of Directors. Candidate ratings in lieu of an endorsement require majority approval by the Board.

If at any point in the process you have questions, please contact Political Support at politicalsupport@mnstonewalldfl.org.

All completed questionnaires will be kept on record for the Stonewall DFL Membership and Board of Directors.

IMPORTANT: If there is an official DFL endorsement in a race, Stonewall DFL may only consider endorsing the DFL-endorsed candidate(s). Stonewall DFL is a community caucus of the Minnesota DFL Party and our Constitution and Bylaws are subject to the DFL Constitution & Bylaws and the most current DFL Call. It is through these rules that we are granted the authority to make endorsements using the “DFL” name. Please do not apply for our endorsement if you are not eligible.

Timeline

March 14th First questionnaires go out
March 28th First questionnaires due
April 1st Screenings start
April 11th Endorsement announcements start

 

Scheduled Screenings

March 21st-22nd: SD 65 & HD 66A
March 22nd-23rd: SD 40 & HD 67A
March 24th-25th: SD 45, HD 63A, & HD 57B
April 1st-April 9th: Remaining SD, HD, CD, County seats, School Board, Mayoral, & City Council