Congratulations SD 33 DFL Volunteers of the Year 2016 – Sandy Ahlstrom & Stephanie Holte!
Senate District 33 DFL is pleased to recognize Sandy Ahlstrom and Stephanie Holte as our 2016 Volunteers of the Year. They were officially announced at our MN State Central Committee meeting in December. Please join me in thanking Sandy and Stephanie for their tremendous energy and volunteer contributions!
Everyone would agree that Sandy represents the volunteer spirit of Senate District 33. She has been volunteering and working for progressive values in our district for longer than most of us have lived here. Sandy is full of enthusiasm and greets each one of our new candidates with a warm welcome and an ever present willingness to support them in their campaigns. At 74, Sandy has more energy than all of us and more than most 20 year olds. Sandy is there every day for door knocking and is the ‘one’ who is with the candidates in their daily knock at the doors! Sandy is passing on her values and the need to speak out for them to her beautiful granddaughter who campaigned with us this summer. Sandy has been with us in all endeavors and can be counted upon to jump in and help — caucus, convention, house parties, farmer’s markets, parades, festivals, meet the candidates, forums, training, phone calling, issues gatherings, etc. We are so fortunate to have Sandy in our district.
Stephanie joined our Senate District committee this year as our Events Director and jumped in with infectious enthusiasm! She fills the room with energy and a smile. Stephanie has organized each event for us this year throughout the campaign season with unending energy and made every day fun for all! She was an ever-present partner to our candidates throughout the campaign and provided continuous communication to our volunteers. Stephanie overcame any reservations and learned to door knock this summer taught by our wonderful Senate candidate, Sherrie Pugh. Stephanie ended up knocking doors with great enthusiasm — she was there for every door knock — hundreds of doors, every weekend and so many nights. Our Senate district is so lucky to have Stephanie!