Republican Conventions Underway in 3rd Congressional District

Randy Sutter

Republicans in Minnesota's 3rd Congressional Districts (CD3) are meeting in conventions to elect local party officers and delegates/alternates to the party's State Central Committee and to consider changes to local party bylaws.

CD3 contains some or all of 12 Senate Districts, stretching from Coon Rapids in the north around Minneapolis to Plymouth and Wayzata on the west to Eden Prairie and Bloomington in the south. The Republican Party organizations (also known in Minnesota as Basic Party Organizational Units) in these 12 legislative districts have been holding annual conventions throughout the month of March. 

Ten of the 12 BPOU conventions have been conducted.  

Two more will be held between now and March 30

The officers, delegates, and alternates are elected at these conventions to serve two-year terms.

You are a delegate or an alternate to a senate district convention if you were elected to that position during your local Republican precinct caucus in February 2022 and live in a precinct that is part of Senate District 50. Your precinct boundaries may have changed since the caucuses due to redistricting. However, if you continue to reside at the same address, you remain a delegate or alternate from your new precinct until the 2024 caucuses. If the senate district boundaries have shifted and you now reside in a new senate district, you will serve the same role in that new senate district.

An official Call, or official notice, of the convention must be sent out to delegates and alternates at least ten days ahead of the convention. If you believe that you are a delegate or alternate and have not received the Call, please reach out to the individual listed as the point of contact for your senate district.

Observing one of these conventions provides a close-up view of the internal workings of a local Republican party organization. It is remarkably easy to be an integral part of one. Watch for a notice of your local Republican caucus, which will be held early in 2024. Step forward to be a precinct delegate and bring your energy and commitment to our movement! 

To attend the convention, you may need to reserve a seat in advance.   The official call should identify how to reserve tht seat and any cost associated.



Republicans in Minnesota's 3rd Congressional Districts have started meeting to elect local party officers and delegates to the party's State Central Committee.  Eight senate districts have already met.  Four districts will meet over the remainder of the month of March.