WHAT WE STAND FOR

We love America. Its history. Its freedom. Its commitment to life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness.

The Winona County DFL and Democratic Party defends and enriches our beautiful county and city for the everyday Americans who live and work here.

Winona County Fair July 6-10

Join us at the Winona County Fair, a great place to meet your Winona County compatriots and neighbors. Learn how Winona DFL candidates are planning to improve Winona County and Southeastern Minnesota for the families and citizens that live and work here. Don’t miss this chance to share your insights and guide Winona County’s future.

Visit our booth at the St. Charles Fairgrounds Commercial Building. Call Karin Worthley at 507-474-4360 to volunteer!

Get Ready to Vote

It’s an election year, and many fundamental rights and much-needed policies hang in the balance. 

We need to get the right people in the right political offices who will use their power to make progress–not those who wish to use their power to stall America’s progress.  

Truly every vote matters, so make sure yours counts!

Election Security

The integrity of our elections has been under attack across our nation, despite no substantial facts to discredit recent election results, and massive evidence that American elections are the cleanest they have ever been. 

The best protection for America and Minnesota against restrictions in voting rights or partisan, tampered elections is to volunteer to be an election judge or election observer. 

Contact your local government to become a judge or an observer, either unaffiliated or on behalf of the Democratic party.

Upcoming Elections

Dan Wilson Launches Candidacy for Minnesota Senate

We are excited to announce Dan Wilson is launching his run for Winona’s Senate District 26. Dan is a community-oriented, energetic small business owner, father, and farmer, and he has the heart of a Minnesotan.

Looking forward to the campaign, Wilson says, “This is the chance for those of us who work and farm in southeast Minnesota to bring our concerns to St. Paul and work together to improve our lives and the lives of our children.”

See our Facebook and Twitter links for more information on Dan Wilson’s candidacy, including press releases. Or visit the

Jeff Ettinger Wins Special Election: Let’s Turn CD 1 Blue on August 9

Jeff Ettinger won the May 24 special election to run for Congressional District 1 and represent Southern Minnesota in Washington DC. Jeff is a thirty-year plus resident of Austin, Minnesota where he and his wife LeeAnn raised their four children. He has worked for years to strengthen his community and for those who have been left out of our economy, from his business career to the charitable works of the Hormel Foundation to his current role as the co-chair of Governor Walz’s Council on Economic Expansion.

Jeff is the former CEO of Hormel Foods, where he and the team created thousands of good-paying jobs, expanded profit sharing for the company’s workers, and was named Most Responsible CEO of the Year. Jeff has never run for office before. He’s in this race now to address the problems that politicians seem unwilling or unable to fix. As he’s done his entire career right here in Southern Minnesota, Jeff will work hard to build solutions that work for everyone. To learn more about Jeff, visit the

Special Election: August 9

Take note of the different layout for the Special Election ballot.

Your ballot will have two sides, one for the Primary Election seats and one for the Special Election seat.

In the primary election, voters must vote by party. However in the special election, on the flip side of the ballot, voters may cross party lines.

So, on one side of the ballot you will vote for the vacant CD1 seat.

On the other side you’ll vote the way you normally do during a primary election:

  • vote straight ticket for the party positions
  • cast your vote in any non-partisan elections where there is a runoff 

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