Category Archives: HD66B

Senate & House District Candidates Endorsed in Legislative District 66

Candidates were endorsed for Senate District 66, House District 66A, and House District 66B Republicans on June 15, 2022.

The Endorsed Candidates are:

Senate District 66  Mikki Murray

House District 66A Trace Johnson

House District 66B Jay Hill


We will post the HD 66B & SD 66 Candidates’ contact information. For the HD 66A Candidate information visit their website at www.mnrepublicans66a.com

48th Annual Back to the 50’s Car Show June 17-19th 2022

MSRA Visitor’s Guide PDF (72 pages)


It’s back again, the 48th Annual Back to the 50’s Car Show. It’s held at the MN State Fairgrounds.

There are lots of cars and lots of activities to check out at the Car Show to find out more go to the following website:

msrabacktothe50s.com

 

Senate District 66 Republican Endorsing Conventions June 15th 6:30 pm

The Senate District 66 Republicans are having 3 endorsing conventions on the same night.   Yes you read that right. There will be 3 endorsing conventions starting with a Senate District 66 Republican Convention, then the A side and the B side will split into separate conventions to consider the candidates who filed for office out of the respective sides of the Senate District.

What: Endorsing Convention for Republican Candidates Running in Senate District 66, and House District 66B.  

When:  June 15, 2022, 6:00 PM Registration, 6:30 Convention Starts

Where:  Falcon Heights City Hall, 2077 Larpenteur Ave, Falcon Heights, MN 55113  Map

Cost: At Will Donation. (A Donation of more than $20.00 will require paperwork with the Treasurer Paul Vlahutin).

More Information:  An agenda will be sent out prior to the convention date. There may be guest speakers who attend.  A Convention Call was sent out on June 4th, 2022.   The only business will be the consideration of endorsing the candidates for office.


Eligible Voters:  Precinct Delegates & Seated Alternates who were elected at the Precinct Caucuses on February 1, 2022.

Candidates:  The candidates for consideration for endorsement by Senate District 66 Republicans and House District 66B Republicans are:

Mikki Murray for Senate District 66

Jay Hill for House District 66B

There is a possibility of another candidate for office, except it is for Ramsey County Commission District 3. The Candidate is Greg Copeland. Most of House District 66B is in Ramsey County District 3 after the recent re-districting.  The only precinct in the New HD 66B that isn’t in District 3 is the new Ward 5 Precinct 7.   By the Republican Party of Minnesota Constitution we can recommend a City or a County Candidate by resolution.

New Ramsey County Commission 7 Districts with Precincts Map

New House District 66B Map

New Senate District 66 Map

Questions: Contact our Chair, Tom Polachek at mnhd66brepublicans@gmail.com

2022 CD4 Republican Convention April 23 9am Registration, 10am to 4pm

What:  Minnesota Fourth Congressional District Republican Convention (CD4 GOP)

When:  Saturday April 23rd, 9:00 am Registration, 10:00 AM Gavel Start, 12:00-12:30 pm Lunch, 4:00 pm Adjourn

Where:  Advent Lutheran Church, 3000 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113 Map

Cost: Pre-registration $25 + $5.00 for Lunch, At the door cost $35 with no ability to request a lunch.  Pre-registration ends Wednesday April 20th at 11:59 pm.

Misc:  As of this posting the SPRCC Convention will be after the CD4 Convention, though if you are a St Paul BPOU delegate or alternate contact Chair Hann (chair@mngop.com) to complain about the time and location of the SPRCC convention.

See CD4-mngop.com for more details


There are 4 levels of organizational meetings in the Republican Party of Minnesota.  The first 2 levels are at the BPOU, or as some call it the Local Party Unit (our chair likes to call it a Neighborhood Party Unit) level which are the Precinct Caucuses, and BPOU Convention.

Neighborhood Party Unit

  1. Precinct Caucuses (February 1st)
  2. BPOU Convention (March 19th)

Congressional District

3. Fourth Congressional District Convention (April 23)

State Party Convention

4. Republic Party of Minnesota State Convention (May 13-14)

While some say you need extensive training, there is no experience necessary to be engaged at every level, though these conventions especially at the 3rd and 4th level are thick with political hobbyists, meaning people who always get elected to convention largely to hobnob and network with people.  If you don’t get elected at any level as a delegate/alternate you can still attend as a guest.

What to expect at the MN 4th Congressional District Convention

  • State & Federal Legislators, and Candidate Speeches
  • Networking with elected leaders, candidates, affiliate groups, non-profit organizations, delegates/alternates from other areas in CD4.
  • Platform Resolutions Debate (at some point it has to happen), there will be some consolidation of resolutions from all the Bpous.
  • Reports from various Convention Committees: Rules, Nominations, Credentials, Constitution, Resolutions, as well as the CD4 Treasurer’s report.
  • Expect a long day beginning in the morning at 9 am when registration starts and ending in the afternoon at the latest 4 pm. Though if you are thinking of being part of the St Paul Republican City Committee you’ll have to stay even later to attend that convention (seems wrong that people of St Paul can’t decide on their own when to have their convention or where).
  • Endorsement of a Fourth Congressional District Candidate. So far Mikki Murray, May Lor Xiong, and Jerry Silver are running for the endorsement (click on their names to visit their website).
  • Election of Fourth Congressional District Officers Chair, Deputy Chair, Vice Chairs, and Secretary for a 1 year term which ends in 2023. In the odd years these Executive Committee Officers are elected to 2 year terms.  You don’t need to be a delegate or alternate to the Convention to be elected, however if you’re not a delegate or seated alternate you will not be able to vote for your candidacy (if you are a delegate or alternate you don’t  have this problem).