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, townships, and cities for the everyday Americans who live and work here.



We will be walking, biking and riding in the parade to support the DFL and candidates Dan Wilson, Gene Pelowski and Jeff Ettinger. Please sign up and learn more by calling Jim Worthley, 507-474-4360 or contact Jim at worthley@hbci.com 

Wednesday Office Meetings Resume!

Please join us on Wednesdays at 10:00 am for an informal, agenda-less meeting. We gather to catch up on the news, share ideas and socialize. The coffee pot is on. The meetings are held at our office space in the Kensington building at 3rd and Johnson Streets in Winona. If you have any questions please contact Chair Jim Worthley at worthley@hbci.com for more information.

Upcoming Election: November 8

Dan Wilson: Candidate for Minnesota Senate

We are excited that Dan Wilson is running for the Minnesota Senate District 26 seat. 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 Primary: Let’s Turn CD 1 Blue on November 8

Jeff Ettinger won the August 9 primary 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. Click below to learn more about Jeff.

Re-elect Gene Pelowski to the Minnesota House

Re-elect Gene Pelowski as your representative to the Minnesota House of Representatives! Gene has served Minnesota honorably for several decades, helping seniors, children, families, and communities prosper while working to make Minnesota’s government an efficient, supportive legislative body. To learn more about Representative Pelowski, read his latest proposals in the document to the left, or visit his website, linked below.

Get Ready to Vote!!

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.

Election: November 8

Be sure that you are prepared to support your local and regional Democratic candidates in this Fall’s election! Click below to ensure you are ready to vote!

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