To many of us, this is an incredibly complex, bumpy, puzzling, even maddening year for politics and elections. To political junkies, 2016 is probably heaven. Finding our way through a blizzard of positions, players, posturers and other distractions, however, is as tough a challenge as it gets. So, as is our custom, we went to the top and asked the leaders of our two foremost state political parties to pay us a visit and help us sort it all out. This is a very unusual honor for us to have both as our guests, and we don’t think you will want to miss this!
Keith Downey was elected Chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota April 2013 and re-elected on April 11, 2015. Downey served two terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives and was the Vice Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. He is a business consulting specialist and was a partner with Virchow Krause Consulting.
Ken Martin was elected Chair of the DFL Party of Minnesota in 2010. His extensive campaign experience includes playing leadership roles on several major campaigns, including Kerry for President in 2004, Humphrey for Secretary of State in 2002, Gore/Lieberman Minnesota in 2000 and other races at the national, state, and local levels. Ken served as the Political Director for the Minnesota DFL in the 1998 cycle and as the Field Director for the Kansas Democratic Party in the 1996 cycle. He has served on the DFL Party as a member of the State Executive Committee, Budget Committee and other Party offices since 1997.
Register For This LeaderShip Forum Luncheon Now!
May 12, 2016
11:15 Registration – Concludes at 1:00 PM
8700 Edinbrook Crossing
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Get ready for the return of
More FUN than you can shake a stick at!
Be part of our June 7, 2016 NHACC Golf Classic
at The Refuge Golf Club, Oak Grove.
We are seeking committee Volunteers
Please contact Bonny at the Chamber if you can help.
Attendees, Sponsors and Contributors needed, too!