On February 27th, a large and active group of local Republicans from Bloomington and Richfield gathered in person with facemasks and social distancing to elect State Central Committee Delegates and Alternates. The main purpose of the Convention was to determine local Delegates and Alternates who will vote for the next Chair of the Minnesota Republican Party at the State Central Convention on April 10, 2021. The Convention additionally elected the Senate District 50 Executive Committee which includes 4 new members from Bloomington and 3 from Richfield.
Senate District 50 Republicans have welcomed Bloomington residents who have left the DFL because of riots and excessive city overreach such as Ranked Choice Voting. The highlights of the Convention included local issue discussion and the importance of financial oversight and transparency at every level of the Republican Party.
Invited speakers included State Senator Mark Koran and MN GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan who are running for the State Party Chair, as well as Candidates Doug Wardlow for Attorney General and Phil Parish for Minnesota Secretary of State. Senate District 50 Republican Delegates learned more about Bloomington City Council Candidates Paul King known for his famous fund-raising popcorn and Ric Oliva who has served on the Bloomington School Board.
Kathy Kranz and Jim Lund, SD50 Co-Chairs