Photo by Kent Landerholm, 2012

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!


LWV Dakota County in conjunction with several West St. Paul residents hosted an event April 4 at Wentworth Library encouraging individuals to seek public office or otherwise become more civically engaged. Speakers included Mayor Jenny Halverson and City Councilmembers Dave Napier and Dick Vitelli. See our presentation addressing the basics of why and how to volunteer or run for public office in West St. Paul.

Here are links to information referenced in the presentation:

A gubernatorial candidates forum will be held Wednesday, March 28 at Normandale Community College, 9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431. There will be an opportunity to meet participating candidates from 5 - 5:30 p.m. and the forum will go from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The forum will be hosted by the Normandale Student Senate and moderated by Debby McNeil of LWV Edina. Candidates will respond to written questions from audience members. The forum will be recorded. Candidates who have confirmed they will participate (as of 3/25) include Phillip Parrish (GOP), Jenny Rhoades (Independence Party), Lance Johnson (GOP), Ole Savior (GOP), Nikolay Nikolayevich Bey (GOP), and Leslie Davis (Independent).

LWV Dakota County members, members of other local Leagues, and thousands of others will participate in the March for Our Lives rally Saturday, March 24 in St. Paul. Attendees will demand action from our leaders and fight for an America that is free from gun violence.

A student march will proceed from Harriet Island to the Capitol starting at 9:30 a.m. and the rally at the Capitol will begin at 11 a.m. Due to the size of the event and space limitations on Harriet Island, organizers are asking that only students participate in the march and that others join them at the rally at the Capitol. LWV Dakota County volunteers will be registering voters at the event.

The march and rally are being organized by Students Demand Action MN, Moms Demand Action MN, and Protect Minnesota. More information can be found on the event website and Facebook page.

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