Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Vice President of Political & Strategic Initiatives Leslie Martes issued the following statement:
“The DLCC applauds Senator Erin Murphy for her election as the next Minnesota Senate Majority Leader. Senator Murphy is a fighter for all Minnesotans who will keep our working families thriving, protect the fundamental freedoms of all Minnesotans, and ensure that the Minnesota legislature remains a shining example of the progress that can be made when voters elect Democratic trifectas. Our majorities in Minnesota have made history this past year with a long list of accomplishments, but we know there is still so much more to be done. The DLCC looks forward to continuing our close relationship with her – in her role as Minnesota DFL Senate Campaign Chair in the 2022 cycle, we worked hand in hand with her to flip the Minnesota Senate. We look forward to continuing this working relationship as we aim to hold the Minnesota House in 2024 and defend the House and Senate in 2026.”
“While we applaud the Minnesota Senate’s astute decision to elect Senator Murphy, our hearts go out to Senator and outgoing Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic, who embodies what strong, Democratic leadership looks like. This past legislative session under Leader Dziedzic has been one of the most productive and impactful in Minnesota’s history.”
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures and building state infrastructure. Over the last decade, we have fought cycle-over-cycle to gain a dozen new legislative chamber majorities and we are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to our ballot level. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and have the closest connections to Americans’ day-to-day lives. From protecting fundamental freedoms and voting rights to growing the middle class, the DLCC and state legislators are moving the Democratic agenda forward and shaping the future of this country.