The League of Women Voters of Dakota County is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences policy through education and advocacy. We meet monthly and also host candidate forums, issue forums, and other events of interest to the community. Please attend one of our meetings or contact us for more information!

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Updated: Oct 12

Video of our candidate forum for the SSD 6 (South St. Paul) School Board is now available. Due to the number of candidates the forum was held in three groups on September 29 and October 1. Each candidate was asked the same questions and allotted the same amount of time to respond. The candidates who participated are Bernie Beermann, Gage Kemp, Wendy Felton, Jean Lubke, Anne Claflin, Kim Humann, Nicole Scheiber, Ashley Wickenhauser-Greif, Brian Counihan, Fred Everson, Hugh Kenety, and Erica Petersen. Other candidates who will appear on the ballot include John Wilcox, Michael Mathews, Colinda Blackbird, Tim Felton, Deborah Franzen, Jeff McClellan, Ted Pieper, Thomas Rongitsch, Peter Skwira, and Bill Arend. The video includes automated closed captions. Four of the 22 candidates will be elected when the election concludes on November 8.


Voters may familiarize themselves with the candidates more by reading this webpage created by South St. Paul Public Schools. Each candidate was asked to answer a questionnaire describing their background and priorities. Information about how to vote is available on our Voter Resources page.





Video of our candidate forum for the ISD 192 (Farmington Area) School Board, held September 28, is now available courtesy the Apple Valley, Farmington, Rosemount Cable Commission. The candidates who participated are David Barr, Becky DeWilde, Joe Fritz, Melissa Gorman, Kelsey Jezierski, Maggie Storlie, and Steven Tschetter. Sue Tullar is also on the ballot. Three of the eight candidates will be elected to the school board. Information about how to vote is available on our Voter Resources page.




Video of our candidate forum for Dakota County Attorney, held on September 19, is now available courtesy of Eagan Television. The candidates are Kathy Keena and Matt Little. The general election concludes on November 8 and absentee voting has already begun. Information about how to vote is available on our Voter Resources page. Video of our candidate forum for Dakota County Attorney held on June 22 that included all four candidates who competed in the primary election is available here.


2022 Dakota County Attorney Candidate Forum
2022 Dakota County Attorney Candidate Forum

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