Senate District 45 DFL

Welcome to the Senate District 45 DFL website

Senate District 45 consists of the cities of Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Long Lake, Minnetonka north of Hwy 7, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, St. Bonifacius, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.

The Senate District includes two House Districts: 45A and 45B. More information about these new Districts can be found at the Minnesota Legislature Geographic Information Services Redistricting site here and in this Minnesota Public Radio News article.

SD 45 DFL Central Committee

The Central Committee is composed of the Executive Committee (Officers, Directors), SCC Delegates, and the Precinct Chairs.


Cathy Olson ( - Chair
Karl Bunday - First Vice Chair
Rachel Walsh - Second Vice Chair
Max Taubenberger - Outreach Officer
Michael Shay - Secretary
Ashley Brennan - Deputy Secretary
Michele Abbott ( - Treasurer


Betsy Alwin, Kim Carswell, Valerie Coykendall, Cecelia Dillon, Cary Giese, Kevin Hanstad, Stephanie Holte, Sandra Jones, Anne Leland, Dave Olson, Sherrie Pugh, Sue Shuff

State Central Committee Delegates from SD 45 DFL

These Delegates represent SD 45 DFL at all DFL State Central Committee meetings

SCC Delegates

Cathy Olson, Karl Bunday, Cary Giese, Stephen Miltich, Sherrie Pugh, Kit Bix, Sue Shuff, Kevin Hanstad

SCC Alternates (in rank order)

Thomas Casey, Valerie Coykendall, Sandra Jones, Dave Olson, Kim Carswell, Michael Shay, Cecelia Dillon, Karl Knutson

SD 45 DFL Governing Documents