A record-setting 2606 neighbors from SD49 came to the March 1 Caucus. This exceeded the prior record, set in 2008, by 27%!
The MN GOP recognized the level of effort put in by our caucus leadership team by recommending us for media attention. NBC Nightly News, CNN, KARE11, and FOX 9 television teams as well as radio and newspaper reporters added to the crowds of Republicans at our caucuses.
Your votes at caucus determined how many of Minnesota's presidential delegates will be bound to each presidential candidate at the National Convention. Eighty-two (82) Republicans were elected as precinct officers in SD49, while 293 Delegates and 137 Alternates were elected to the SD49 convention on April 9th. Thank you to everyone who stepped forward!
A number of people contributed to the success of our local caucuses.
Our caucus leadership team of Jerry Witowski, Vince Riehm, Wayne Wenger, John Metil, Russ Burnison, and Al Muerhoff spent countless hours in planning, training volunteers, and managing the press. Their efforts made a big difference.
Barb Sutter worked with the League of Women Voters to put on a public education session on caucuses
And a big thanks goes out to the hundreds of volunteers who helped as Caucus planners, Greeters, Conveners, Secretaries and Tellers.
Included in that number were three generations of the Rofidal family in Edina. Chris Rofidal provided a picture of his father, Bob, and his daughter, Sophie.