2020 Endorsements

Iowa Starting Line will be compiling all of the endorsements in the 2020 Iowa Caucus for the Democratic presidential candidates on this page.

We are also now breaking up endorsements between organizations/publicly elected officials and those who are not. For anyone who has worked in the Iowa Caucus before, you know well that oftentimes a local activist who’s never held an official title can turn out ten times the number of supporters for a candidate than a state senator who has endorsed can.

However, with many campaigns putting out very long lists of activist endorsers, we thought we’d just do a break between elected officials and others, as we do not care to personally judge whether to include or not include each announced endorser. We leave those impressions up to you.

You can also view our list of Iowa staffers for every candidate and our list of candidate visits at our Caucus Calendar

*Last updated 02/01/20


Michael Bennet

J. Patrick White, former Johnson County Attorney and Iowa City Council Member
Joan Bolin Betts, former Deputy State Treasurer and Assistant Attorney General
Henry Marquard,  Senior Advisor to Governor Vilsack and former Iowa Environmental Protection Commission Chair 
Kesho Scott, Internationally Renowned Diversity Trainer and Associate Professor at Grinnell College
Brett Christian Haddy, Union Leader
Robert Bibens, Nonprofit Leader and Children’s Advocacy Activist
Brandi Helms, End Alzheimer’s Activist and Caregiver Advocate
Ed Brown, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Clinton Commission Activist
Carol Ann Bartles, retired USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service scientist
Kimberly Shadur, Greater Des Moines Area arts advocate, retired Certified Palliative Care and Hospice Nurse
Craig Shadur, President, Des Moines Metro Opera, Transplant Physician
Gary Guthrie, Farmer, “The Carrot King”
Joan Bolin Betts, Former Iowa Deputy Treasurer

Joe Biden

Sioux City Journal Editorial Board
Former Governor and First Lady of Iowa Tom and Christie Vilsack
Former Governor Chet Culver
Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer
Congresswoman Cindy Axne
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller
State Representative Bruce Hunter
State Representative Ras Smith
State Senator Jim Lykam
State Representative Kirsten Running-Marquardt
State Representative Dennis Cohoon
State Representative Tim Kacena
State Representative Mary Gaskill
State Representative John Forbes
State Representative Mark Smith
State Representative Bob Kressig
State Representative David Jacoby
State Representative Amy Nielsen
State Senator Pam Jochum
State Representative Timi Brown-Powers
State Senator Jackie Smith
Polk County Treasurer Mary Maloney
Scott County Auditor Roxanna Mortiz
Waterloo Councilmember Tom Powers
Iowa Fire Fighters Union
Mayor of Coralville John Lundell
Mayor of La Porte City David Neil
Mayor of Pocahontas Dick Gruber
Mayor of New Hampton Deb Larsen
Mayor of Rowley Susan Marie Webster
Mayor of Polk City Jason Morse
Dubuque City Council Ric Jones
Marble Rock City Council JR Ackley
State Representative Tim Kacena
State Sen. Herman Quirmbach
Mayor of Belle Plaine Dave Fish
Mayor of West Branch Roger Laughlin
Mayor of Bevington Maxine Bussanmas
Crawford County Supervisor Jeri Vogt
Tiffin City Councilmember Al Havens
Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson
Waterloo City Councilman Jerome Amos Jr.
Black Hawk County Supervisor Tom Little
Chickasaw County Supervisor Jason Byrne
Scott County Supervisor Ken Croken
Scott County Supervisor Brinson Kinzer
Clive City Councilmember Susan Judkins
Tom Hockensmith, Polk County Supervisor
Clinton County Auditor Eric Van Lancker
Mayor of Muscatine Diana Brodersonv
Woodbury County Supervisor Marty Pottebaum
Polk County Supervisor Tom Hockensmith
Cedar Rapids City Councilmember Ann Poe
Jasper County Treasurer Doug Bishop

Mike Gronstal, former Iowa Senate majority leader
Bonnie Campbell, former Iowa Attorney General from Des Moines
Marcia Nichols, Former AFSCME Political Director

Neal Smith, former congressman
Jackie Norris, President of Goodwill of Central Iowa

Betty Brim-Hunter, former IFL political director
Ken Runde, former Dubuque County Sheriff
Teri Hawks Goodman, Dubuque activist
Bill Gluba, former Davenport mayor
Dwight Lamb, former Mayor of Onawa
Bill Gerhard, President of Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council

Jerry Messer, former QC Federation of Labor president
Jim Hancock, former Scott County supervisor
Highland Nichols, former Clinton County Democrats chair
Pat Taylor, Jefferson Township Trustee
Rev. Steve Perkins, Pastor at Bethel AME Church in Davenport
Ritchie Kurtenbach, President of Waterloo Building and Construction Trades
Rob Tully, former Iowa Democratic Party Chair
Alma Puga, President of LULAC Council 381 in Denison
Diane Hamilton, Vice Chair of Buena Vista County Democrats from Storm Lake
Christine Greene Louscher, former Kossuth County Democrats Chair and Co-Chair of 50/50 in 2020 from Algona
Betty Lord-Dinan, former Clayton County Democrats Chair
Tim Lapointe, former Cerro Gordo County Democrats Chair
Fran Zichal, Clayton County Democrats Treasurer
Ann Hart, Allamakee County Democrats Secretary and Retired Waukon Principal
Bob Chambers, former candidate for U.S. Congress
Becky Greenwald, former candidate for U.S. Congress
Dick Dinan, former candidate for County Supervisor
Rick Lincoln, Clinton County Sheriff
Lewis Rosser, former member of the Ames School Board
John Krogman, former Mayor of Atlantic and Atlantic Parks and Recreation Board Member

Frantz Whitfield, Mount Carmel Baptist Church pastor, Waterloo
Sarah Orwig, IAFF member and Iowa Professional Fire Fighters Executive Board Trustee
Megan Rucker, Educator from Davenport
Patrick Riley, Attorney and Community Activist from Cedar Rapids
Kyle Cirkyl, U.S. Army Veteran and Engineer from Cedar Rapids
Miyoko Hikiji, Veteran and Advocate from Urbandale

Ellen Goodmann Miller, Community and Resource Development Specialist from Dubuque
Jesse McCunniff, Iowa National Guard Veteran and Community Activist from Waterloo
Martin Larsen, former Chickasaw County Sheriff
Miyoko Hikiji, Urbandale, Iowa National Guard
Sarah Orwig, Sioux City, Firefighter and Veteran
Jim Mowrer, Des Moines, Iowa National Guard
Jack Kibbie, Emmetsburg, U.S. Army and former State Senator
Dick Myers, Coralville, U.S. Army and Former Iowa House Democratic Leader
Wayne Shoultz, Former Muscatine Co. Supervisor
Brian Schoenjahn, former Iowa State Senator from Arlington
Jake Blitsch, former Iowa State Representative and U.S. Navy Veteran
Rev. Rob Johnson, Associate Minister at Corinthian Baptist Church, Des Moines
Pat Sass, Former Black Hawk County Recorder and Black Hawk County Democrats Chair from Waterloo
Robert Josten, Democratic Supporter & Attorney from Clive
Rae Ann Dickinson, Democratic Activist from Sabula
Sandy Opstvedt, DNC Member and Iowa Labor Leader
Cynthia Forbes, Community Leader from Urbandale
Staci Appel, former Iowa State Senator from Indianola
Jerry Kearns, former Iowa State Representative from Keokuk
Will Overstreet, Iowa National Guard veteran and educator from Cedar Falls
Cody Leistikow, labor activist from Waterloo
Mary Elgar, former Henry County Democrats Chair from Mount Pleasant
Steve Gorman, firefighter and State Senate candidate, Council Bluffs
Nate Willems, former Iowa State Representative from Mount Vernon
Randy Black, Chair of the Wing Ding and Vice Chair of Cerro Gordo County Democrats from Mason City
David Schrader, former Iowa House Minority Leader from Newton
Steve Hansen, former Iowa State Senator from Sioux City
Rob Barron, Co-Founder of the Latino Political Network and Des Moines School Board Member
Izaah Knox, Community Activist from Des Moines
Mary Campos, Latino Activist from Des Moines
Scott Foens, Veteran and Democratic Activist from Marion
Linda Foens, Democratic Activist from Marion
Kathy Eck, Vice Chair of Humboldt County Democrats from Humboldt
Tim Tracy, former Chair of the Carroll County Democrats from Carroll
Kelli Soyer, Member of the Des Moines School Board from Des Moines

Pete Buttigieg

Congressman Dave Loebsack
State Senator Tony Bisignano
State Representative Brian Meyer
State Senator Bill Dotzler
Polk County Supervisor Matt McCoy
City Council Member Tyler Baird, Lone Tree, Iowa
Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds
Story County Supervisor Linda Murken
Decatur County Supervisor Jim Fulton
Mayor of Raymond Gary Vick
Mayor of Fayette and former Iowa State Representative Andrew Wenthe
Mayor of Britt Ryan Arndorfer
Decorah City Council Member Ross Hadley
Urbandale City Council Member-elect Matt Blake
Davenport City Council Member Rich Clewell
Council Bluffs School Board Member and Vice Chair of Pottawattamie County Democrats Jill Shudak
Mason City School Board Member Katie Koehler
Indianola School Board Member Donna Kreamer
Jefferson County Supervisor Daryn Hamilton
Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds
Winterset City Council Member Debra Kaldenberg
Blue Grass City Council Member Emilynne Slagel
Independence City Council Member Jen Callahan
Mayor Pro Tem of Coralville Mitch Gross
Council Bluffs School Board Member Kyle McGlade
Waverly City Council Member Rodney Drenkow
Marshalltown City Council Member Sue Cahill
Mayor of Oelwein Peggy Sherrets
Mayor-elect of Sidney Peter Johnson
Boone County Auditor Philippe Meier
Centerville City Council Member Dianne Senior
State Representative Kristin Sunde
Nick Maybanks, Assistant Linn County Attorney
Paul Adams, Mayor Pro-Tem of Mason City
Matt Bemrich, Mayor of Fort Dodge
Steve Weipert, Mayor of Marquette
Elkader City Councilmember Edward Josten
Lansing City Councilmember Curt Snitker
Hiawatha City Councilmember Rob Archibald
Decorah City Council Member Andy Carlson
Mid-Prairie School Board Member Erica Barker
Maquoketa City Councilmember Jim Hussey
Maquoketa City Councilmember Nathan Woodward
Centerville School Board Member Bob Thomas
Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart
State Representative Jo Oldson
State Rep. Scott Ourth
Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers
Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden
Dubuque County Supervisor Dave Baker
Dubque City Councilmember Laura Roussel
Dubuqe City Council Member Danny Sprank
Chair of Lee County Supervisors Gary Folluo
Schaller City Councilmember Marcy Hallengren
Davis City City Councilmember Carol Proctor
Shelby County Attorney Marcus Gross
Story County Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald
West Des Moines School Board Member Liz Brennan
State Representative Phyllis Thede

Marilyn Staples, former President of the League of Women Voters of Des Moines
Sheila Burton, longtime Democratic caucus activist
Catherine Dietz-Kilen, attorney and Board Member of Planned Parenthood affiliate in Iowa and The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa
Laura Sands, former Liaison for Health, Education and Workforce for US Senator Tom Harkin
Mary Riche, social worker and member of the Iowa Chapter of National Social Workers Ethics Committee
George Appleby, retired attorney
Terri Hale, board of directors for One Iowa
John Hale, former Fort Dodge City Council Member
Regenia Bailey, former Mayor of Iowa City
Laura Hubka, Chair of Howard County Democrats
Rich Eychaner, former commissioner on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, co-founder of Iowa Safe Schools and the Iowa Pride Network
Jean Lloyd-Jones, former legislator
Linda Langston, former Linn County Supervisor
Larry Baker, former City Councilman, Iowa City, Iowa
Amy Johnson, former Linn County Supervisor
Sara Prineas, Public Relations Chair, Johnson County Democrats
Libby Slappey, former staffer for Senator Dick Clark and President Jimmy Carter
Charles Crawley, President of the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County
Theo Prineas, co-founder of Students Against School Shootings Iowa
Tim Boyle, former Cedar Rapids radio personality
Clara Oleson, founding member of the Iowa Women’s Political Caucus
Cal Whisler, Chair of Monroe County Democrats
Polly Denison, Former Candidate for Iowa House District 75
Nate Monson, Executive Director of Safe Schools Iowa
Daryl Beall, former Iowa State Senator, Webster County
Myrt Bowers, 2019 Linn County Democrats Hall of Fame Inductee
Tim Bottaro, former Chair of Woodbury County Democrats
Denise Essman, President, Essman Associates
Tom Fey, former Iowa State Representative in Scott County
Pat Boddy, former Executive Director of Polk County Conservation Commission
Dennis Cole, former Chair of Page County Democrats
Gary Schmidt, former Chair of Ankeny Area Democrats
Margi Weiss, former finance director at the Iowa Democratic Party
Graham Gillette, Des Moines Water Works Board member, precinct captain for Senator Barack Obama 2008
Katie Gillette, former White House employee, President George H.W. Bush
Reverend Laura Wright, Decorah, IA
Reverend John Syvertson, Spencer, IA
Pastor Michele Mead, Johnston, IA
Reverend Jay Thornton, Pella, IA
Reverend Richard Hendricks, Davenport, IA
Reverend Gregory Steckel, Iowa City, IA
Tiffany Gale, Chair of Union County Democrats
Sarah Truitt, Co-Chair of Clarke County Democrats
Nancy Parrott, former Jasper County Recorder
Alphie Fulton, former Chair of Decatur County Democrats
Dennis Page, Osceola City Council Member
Tripp Narup, Villisca City Council Member-Elect
Terry Philips, former Chair of Iowa Democrats Veterans Caucus, Washington County
Marc Wallace, State Co-Chair Veterans for Obama; Central Region Chair, Vets for John Kerry
Dianne Senior, Centerville City Council Member
The Reverend John Syvertson, Clay County
Reenie Montgomery, former Monticello City Council, 2018 State House candidate, Delaware County
Betty McCarthy, former Mitchell County Supervisor
Ry Meyer, former Dubuque County Attorney candidate
Sandra Johnson, former Mayor of Washington
John Wittneben, former Iowa State Representative, Emmet County
Paul Scherrman, former Iowa State Representative, Dubuque County
Kathy Barr, former President of Clarke Community School Board
The Reverend David Borger Germann, Johnson County
The Reverend Bill Ekhardt, Polk County
The Reverend Beth Harbaugh, Jefferson County
Kate Casaletto, gun safety activist, Johnson County
Kevin Drahos, gun safety activist, Linn County
Jerry Hageman, labor activist, Black Hawk County
Suzanna de Baca, former President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Steve Warnstadt, former state senator, Iowa National Guard brigadier general
Mike Moreland, Former State Representative
Brian Bruening, Chair of Clayton County Democrats
Larry Popenhagen, former Fayette County Auditor
Dean Genth, former Obama Cerro Gordo County leader
Sean Thompson, former Ogden City Council Member
Andy Dudler, former University Heights City Council Member
Heidi Thompson, former Ogden School Board Member
David Miles, former member of the Iowa Board of Regents
Loree Miles, Planned Parenthood Board member and volunteer
Cody Howell, community activist, Johnson County
Adam Wright, mental health activist, Linn County
Kirsten Anderson, women’s rights advocate, Polk County
Tom Henderson, former Chair of the Polk County Democrats
Bill and Kyle Stumpf, disability advocates, Dubuque
Jim Erb, former Mayor of Charles City
Lance Roorda, Iowa State Senate candidate, Mahaska County
Dave Degner, Iowa State Senate Candidate, Tama County
Skip Moore, former Des Moines City Council Member
Roy Porterfield, former Chair of Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission
Maggie Willems, public education advocate, Linn County

Amy Klobuchar

Quad-City Times Editorial Board
State Representative Marti Anderson
State Representative Ruth Ann Gaines
State Representative Molly Donahue
State Representative Cindy Winckler
State Representative Bruce Bearinger
State Representative Andy McKean
State Representative Sharon Steckman
State Representative Charlie McConkey
State Representative Karin Derry
State Representative Chris Hall
State Representative Monica Kurth
State Representative Ross Wilburn
State Representative Dave Williams
State Senator Todd Taylor
State Senator Liz Mathis
State Senator Kevin Kinney
State Senator Rich Taylor
State Senator Rob Hogg
Former U.S. Attorney Roxanne Conlin
Adel City Council Member Shirley McAdon
Hamilton County Supervisor Doug Bailey
Ely City Council Member Kay Hale
Fertile Mayor Joyce Russell
Des Moines City Councilmember Connie Boesen
Des Moines City Councilmember Linda Westergaard
Johnston City Councilmember Rhonda Martin
Iowa City Councilmember Janice Weiner
Black Hawk County Auditor Grant Veeder
Sac City City Councilmember Bill Brenny
Scott County Recorder Rita Vargas
Mitchell County Supervisor Barb Francis
Woodbury County Auditor and former state Rep. Pat Gill
Mitchell County Supervisor Barb Francis
Davenport Alderman At-Large, JJ Condon
Story County Treasurer Ted Rasmusson
Indianola Mayor Kelly Shaw
Dubuque County Recorder John Murphy

Andy McGuire, former IDP chair and gubernatorial candidate (campaign chair)
Bill Witt, former legislator
Mary Anne Kuhr, former Pottawattamie County Vice Chair
Matthea Little Smith, social justice community activist, NAMI mental health trainer, and NAACP member
Ashley Foster, Polk City – Independent activist
Gloria Starns, Ames – Educator
Arnold Daniels, Cedar Rapids – Iowa Democratic Black Caucus member, NAACP member
Jamie Woods, chair of IDP Black Caucus
Melissa Fath, community activist and University of Iowa cancer researcher
Ruth and Scott Thompson, Des Moines activists
Jackie Wellman, West Des Moines activist
Swati Dandekar, Former state senator, former U.S. ambassador
Pam Johnson, former National Iowa Corngrowers Association president
Dave and Mary Jensen, retired commodity crop farming family, Iowa Falls
Dan and Allison Sorenson, Cattleman, commodity crops farmers, Dickens
Fran Parr, climate advocate
Linda Nelson, former legislator, former state ISEA president
Roger Stewart, former legislator
John Wittneben, former legislator
Kay Halloran, former Cedar Rapids mayor, former legislator
David Johnson, former Republican-turned-independent legislator
Pat Deluhery, former legislator
Brett Copeland, Chair of the Dickinson County Democrats
Jeff Shudak, Iowa State Political Advisor for Plumbers Local 16
Karim Jawda, Iraqi immigrant community leader, Des Moines
Mary Benton, former County Attorney of Guthrie County
Jake Oeth, Former staffer for U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and Rep. Bruce Braley
Tim Benton, Former Assistant Guthrie County Attorney
Connie McKean, Legislative assistant and campaign manager of State Rep. Andy McKean
Tyler Mills, Lee County Democrats Executive Committee member
Karl Nolin, Clay County, Iowa Democratic activist
Carol Nolin, Clay County, Iowa Democratic activist
Bev Clark, Jasper County, Democratic activist, retired social worker
Jenny Pryke, Jasper County Democratic activist
Carrie Tedore, Dubuque County Democratic activist
Greg Davis, Polk County Democratic activist, retired pastor
Shanda Carstens, 2018 Polk County Volunteer of the Year and Guthrie County activist
Abdi Salan Hassan, Community activist
Fatuma Hirsi, Community activist
Dhoal Larijin, Community activist
Fremont County Democratic Party Chair Alice Hodde
Steve Falck, Former Oelwein State Representative
Sally Stutsman, Former Fort Dodge State Representative
Nancy Dunkel, Former Dyersville State Representative and Iowa University Board of Regents Member
Marcella Frevert, Former Emmettsburg State Representative
Raymond “Skip” Phillips, Warren County Central Committee Member
Rama Muzo, President & CEO of the Intercultural Center of Iowa
John Schad III & Lori Hebel – Palo Alto County
Marcia Fulton – Former Union County Democratic Party Chair
Sarah Madsen – Former North Liberty City Councilor, Johnson County
Stephanie Zarr – Cherokee County Democratic Party Chair
Penny Rosfjord – Iowa Democratic Party SCC member and former Woodbury County Democrats Chair
Jean M. Hessburg – Iowa Democratic Party Women’s Caucus Chair, Former Executive Director of the Iowa Democratic Party
Bill Gannon – Former Iowa State Representative
Bruce Rohwer – Former President and Chair of the Iowa Corn Growers Association
Darrell Hanson – Former State Senator, Delaware County
Dien Judge – Democratic activist and District Representative for Rep. Dave Loebsack
Francis Boggus – Democratic activist and longtime community development planner
Jacquie Easley – Chair of the Des Moines Plan and Zoning Commission and former candidate for Des Moines City Council
Larry Hodgen – Chair of Cedar County Democrats
Tom Dryg – Bettendorf Park Board Commissioner
Victor Dutchuk – West Des Moines Democrats Chair
Edgar Bittle, Former Iowa State Representative
Barbara Madden-Bittle, Former Des Moines-Planned Parenthood Director of Clinical Services
Bill BrauchIowa Democratic Party State Central Committee member, former Iowa Democratic Party 3rd District Chair
Ron Parker, Staff Director, Iowa State Senate
Mark Recker, Iowa Corn Growers Association At-Large Director

Bernie Sanders

State Representative Jeff Kurtz
Derek Eadon, former Iowa Democratic Party chair
Lone Tree Mayor Jonathan Green
Dubuque City Councilmember Kate Larson
Waterloo City Councilmember Patrick Morrissey
Poweshiek County Supervisor Jason Roudabush
Fairfield School Board Member Kelly Scott
Boone County Soil and Water Commissioner April Burch
Des Moines School Board Member Dionna Langford
UAW Local 230, Ottumwa
Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker
Black Hawk County Supervisor Chris Schwartz
Black Hawk County Supervisor Chris Schwartz
State Representative Ako Abdul-Samad
Iowa Student Action
Iowa CCI Action
Iowa Postal Workers 44

Beverly Hannon, former state senator
Abshir Omar, Polk County activist (campaign Political Coordinator)
Chris Morse, Polk County Democrats Membership Committee Chair
Nick Salazar, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) State Director
Emma Schmit, Iowa Democratic Party Central Committee Member

Maria Bribriesco, Former deputy state director of LULAC Iowa
Jazmin Devora, Community activist and DACA recipient
Denise Diaz, Small business owner
Manny Galvez, Owner, El Trueque
Claudio Hidalgo, Activist and professor
Vanessa Marcano-Kelly, Business owner and community activist
Patrick Bourgeacq Pinzon, Academic director and community leader
Antonia Rivera, Activist, writer and DACA recipient
Maria Romero, Community activist
Reverend Alejandro Alfaro Santiz, Pastor, Trinity Las Americas Methodist Church
Nick Schutt, Farmer and Agriculture Justice Activist
Laura Tumec-Hickey, Rural Activist
Ethan Vorhes, Farmer and Community Activist
Jan Wann, Community Activist and Factory Farm Fighter
Sue Baethke, IT Contractor and Warren County Community Activist
James Bird, Climate Change and Health Care Activist
Pat Coffman, Nursing Home Program Coordinator
Alexis Huscko, Health Care Activist
Deb Marlin, Small Business Owner and Health Care Activist
Kenia Calderón Cerón, Des Moines, DACA recipient and activist
Karina Chávez, Des Moines, Co-founder, Al Éxito
Ruben Chávez, Iowa City, Immigration activist and youth athletics coach
Maria Filippone, Des Moines, Physician and small business owner
Araceli Lopez, Ames, President, Iowa State University Students for Bernie
Amner Martinez, Des Moines, Co-founder, Latino Arts Initiative
Topiz Martinez, Storm Lake, Owner, Better Day Cafe
Javier Miranda, Ames, Chapter President, Ames Democratic Socialists of America
Dominic Rodríguez, Storm Lake, Youth activist for workers rights
Laura Rodríguez, Des Moines — Creative Arts Chair, Latino Arts Initiative
RosaIsela Salazar, Muscatine — Immigration activist

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Roger Thomas, former state representative
Ed Fallon, former state representative
Sherry Washington, Fort Dodge NAACP
Holly Brown, chair of Iowa Democrats Asian/Pacific Islander Caucus

Elizabeth Warren

Des Moines Register Editorial Board
State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald
State Senator Joe Bolkcom
State Senator Eric Giddens
State Senator Claire Celsi
State Representative Liz Bennett
State Representative Lindsay James
State Representative Mary Mascher
State Representative Tracey Ehlert
State Representative Mary Wolfe
State Representative Art Staed
State Representative Jennifer Konfrst
State Representative Heather Matson
State Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell
Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan
University Heights City Councilmember Silvia Quezada
Solon City Councilmember Lauren Whitehead
Boone City Councilmember Elijah Stines
Independence City Councilmember Mike O’Loughlin
Tiffin City Councilmember Michael Ryan
State Senator Zach Wahls
Storm Lake Times’ Art Cullen
Webster County Supervisor Niki Conrad
Waterloo City Councilmember Jonathan Greider
Des Moines Public Schools Board Member Heather Anderson
Des Moines Public Schools Board Member Kalyn Cody
Muscatine Community School District Board Member John Dabeet
Ankeny School Board Member Deshara Bohanna
North Liberty City Councilmember Raquishia Harrington
Iowa City Councilwoman Laura Bergus
Washington City Councilwoman Danielle Pettit-Majewski
Fairfield School Board President Debi Plum
Des Moines Public Schools Board Member Heather Anderson
Des Moines Public Schools Board Member Kyrstin Delagardelle
West Liberty City Councilmember Cara McFerren
Conesville City Councilmember Edgar Villagrana
Johnston City Councilmember Scott Syroka
Des Moines City Councilmember Josh Mandelbaum
Elkhart City Councilmember Brian Shipley
Mitchellville City Councilmember Steve Zook
Urbandale School Board member Ashley Anderson
Southeast Polk School Board President Lori Slings
Johnson County Supervisor Royceann Porter
Johnson County Supervisor Janelle Rettig
Hamilton County Treasurer Deb Leksell
Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness
Iowa City Councilwoman Mazahir Salih
Cedar Rapids City Councilman Tyler Olson
Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Ashley Vanorny
Cedar Rapids City Councilmen Dale Todd
Coralville City Councilwoman Meghann Foster
Davenport Alderman Pat Peacock
Toledo City Councilman Darvin Graham
Williamsburg City Councilman Jake Tornholm
Knoxville City Councilwoman Megan Suhr
Manning City Councilwoman Elizabeth Leo
Keokuk City Councilman Devon Dade
Dubuque School Board Member Kate Parks
Iowa City Community School Board Member Lisa Williams
Marhsalltown School Board Member Jan McGinnis

Berkley Bedell, former Iowa congressman
Sally Pederson, former Iowa lieutenant governor, Des Moines
Elaine Baxter, former Iowa secretary of state, Burlington
Denise O’Brien, rural activist, former secretary of agriculture candidate
Sandy Dockendorff, former Des Moines County Democrats chair, SCC member
Majda Olson, Cedar Rapids activist
Amber Gustafson, gun safety activist, former state senate candidate
Josh Hughes, School board member, Drake Law Dems president
Don Bailey, former Waukee mayor, Waukee
Mark Kuhn, former Iowa state representative, Charles City

Kurt Swaim, former Iowa state representative, Bloomfield
Jose Zacarias, former city councilman and school board member, West Liberty
Matt Tapscott, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), Decorah
Dave Helman, former Henry County Democrats chair, Salem
Laura Twing, former Cedar County Democrats chair, Tipton
Julie Maddox, retired teacher and community activist, Dubuque
Vic Moss, community activist, Ames
Cindy Pollard, community activist, Newton
Gayla Snook, community activist, Newton
Mary Kate Hayek, community advocate, Iowa City
Zack Mannheimer, community placemaker, Iowa City
Veronica Tessler, small business owner, Iowa City
Peter Leo, Carroll County Democratic Party chairman, Manning
Adam Kerkvliet, Lyon County Democratic Party chairman, Larchwood
Mike Kern, Southeast Dallas County Democrats chairman, Waukee
Phyllis Weeks, former Marion County Democratic Party chairwoman, Knoxville
Gini and Jim Jordan, former Cass County Democratic Party chairs, Atlantic
Mike Tramontina, former deputy state treasurer, Des Moines
Andy Roberts, labor leader, Des Moines
Zeb Beilke-McCallum, community activist, Urbandale
Amy Johnson, community activist, North Liberty
Sharon McDonald, community activist, Iowa City
Mei-Ling Shaw, community activist, Iowa City
Amanda Rex-Johnson, community activist, Des Moines
Mary and Arvid Oliver, community activist, Ankeny
Ron Rosmann, organic farmer, Harlan
Sarah Carlson, farm policy leader, Pleasant Hill
Kamyar Enshayan, farm policy leader, Cedar Falls
Charlie Bruner, former state senator and child policy advocate, Ames
Dave Osterberg, former state representative, Mount Vernon
Jan Creasman, Harrison County Democrats chair, Woodbine
Twyla Peacock, Van Buren County Democrats chair, Keosauqua
Sandi O’Brien, Woodbury County Democrats vice chair, Sioux City
Zaak Barnes, former Ankeny Area Democrats chair, Ankeny
Benjamin Breuer, Northwest Area Democrats treasurer, Des Moines
Colleen Caldwell, Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee Rural Caucus chair, Iowa City
John Norris, former Vilsack chief of staff, rural advocate
Jim Riordan, former state senator, Waukee
Steve Sovern, former state senator, Cedar Rapids
Jean Oxley, Linn County’s first female county supervisor, Cedar Rapids
Jan Corderman, former AFSCME Council 61 president, Pleasant Hill
Patricia Schaefer, former Morning Sun mayor, Morning Sun
Kendra Breitsprecher, former Dayton city councilwoman, Dayton
Jason Frerichs, Iowa Democratic Party Progressive Caucus vice chairman, Des Moines
Kathy Winter, Osceola County Democrats chairwoman, Sibley
Krissa Mason, former Madison County Democrats chairwoman, Corydon
Anna Plank, founder of statewide Indivisible organization, Iowa City
Dave Swenson, economist, Ames
Nick Bergus, community activist, Iowa City
Paul Deaton, community activist, Solon
Stan Plum, community activist, Fairfield
Annaleah & Michael Moore, community activists, Council Bluffs
Ryan Marquardt, Iowa House candidate, Van Meter
Dr. Laura Jackson, conservation advocate, Cedar Falls
Pat Navin, labor leader, Winterset
Don Dew, disability advocate, Sioux City
Greg Nepstad, community activist, Stuart
DJ Hassel, community activist, Windsor Heights
Kathy Eckhouse, community activist, Des Moines
Arlene McAtee, community activist, West Des Moines
Nate Mason, faith leader, Corydon
John Ikerd, retired professor of agricultural economics, Fairfield
Dave Gaul, farmer, Earling
Austin Frerick, agricultural reformer
Kevin Sanders, community leader, Iowa City
Vera Kelly, community activist, Davenport
Kenneth Cameron, mental health therapist, Altoona
Brandon Jackson, community activist, Cedar Rapids
Helen Redding, business owner, Waterloo
Lloyd Smith, community activist, Cedar Rapids
Vickie Smith, community activist, Cedar Rapids
LaSheila Yates, community activist, Marion
Michael Drisch, Polk, Army (team leader)
James Marren, Polk, Army (team leader)
Matt Tapscott, Winneshiek, Marine Corps (team leader)
Mike Tramontia, Polk, Marine Corps (team leader)
Himar Hernandez, former LULAC Local 377 president
Mayra Lopez, LULAC Council 309 member
Silvia Quezada, former University Heights City Councilmember
Julia Villatoro, Captain Latino Caucus of Iowa Democratic Party
Katie Rock, Polk County Soil and Water Commissioner
Lila Starr, Clive Area Dems Chair
Mary McAdams, Ankeny Area Dems Chair
Vanessa Phelan, NW Des Moines Area Dems Chair
Suzette Jensen, East Des Moines Area Dems Co-Chair
Kim El-Baroudi, Heart of Des Moines Area Dems Co-Chair
Nick Kruse, IDP Stonewall Caucus Vice Chair
Matt Sinovic, Progressive Activist, Urbandale
Connie Ryan, Faith Leader, Des Moines
Jennifer Harvey, Faith Leader & Professor, West Des Moines
Guy Cunningham, Grand View Professor, Des Moines
Rosemary Kirlin, Activist and Former DAWN’s List President, Des Moines
Dan Chibnall, Former Iowa Library Association President, West Des Moines
Grace Van Cleave, Entrepreneur, Des Moines
Bonnie Brown, Community Activist, Des Moines
Julie Hale, Community Activist, West Des Moines
Antonio Montoya, Community Activist, Clive
Marie Herring, Community Activist, West Des Moines
Mary Kahl, Community Activist, Des Moines
Polly Antonelli, Community Activist, Altoona
Jim Throgmorton, Former Iowa City Mayor
Donna Cook, child advocate, Newton
Shawn Harmsen, Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee member, Iowa City
Kurt Meyer, Tri-County Dems chairman, Saint Ansgar
Lori Egan, Allamakee County Dems co-chairwoman, Waukon
Donna Duvall, Jackson County Dems co-chairwoman, Spragueville
Dave Hearn, Former Webster County Dems chairman, Fort Dodge
Cody Eliff, Scott County Dems Affirmative Action chairman, Davenport
Kyla Paterson, IDP Stonewall Caucus chairperson, Iowa City
Lindsey Ellickson, IDP Progressive Caucus chairwoman, Cedar Rapids
Nick Klinefeldt, former U.S. Attorney, Waukee
James Reynolds, former U.S. Attorney, Dubuque
Paul Johnson, former head of Iowa DNR, Decorah
Dennis Harbaugh, former director of Iowa Senate Democratic Caucus, Waterloo

Andrew Yang

Howard County Supervisor Pat Murray

Al Womble, former 3rd District Democrats chair
Greg Aguilar, Community Organizer Quad Cities
Dr. Laura Parkinson, Navy Veteran and Small Business Owner Ankeny
Greg Hoenig, Veterans Advocate Madison County
Melissa Serenda, Member of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Commission
Soumya Bhattacharya, Senior Molecular Biologist Waukee
Emily Koury, Research Assistant Iowa City
Mike Tracey, Senior Principal Scientist Charles City
Steven Broers, Lutheran Pastor Adair County
Lance and Kim Lorber, Veteran and Mom of Special Needs Davenport
Shirley Burke, Small Business Owner Des Moines
Matt Wetstein, Physics Assistant Professor Ames
Larry McBurney, Veteran and Democratic Party Activist
Dylan Funk, Democratic Party Activists Ankeny
Amy Sue Brown, Democratic Grassroots Organizer Council Bluffs
Sloane Henry, Community Health Educator Iowa City
Dr. Alexandra Iannone, Pediatric Sleep Medicine Physician Coralville
Kyle Christensen, Producer, Freedom Dividend Recipient Marshalltown
Kyle Fey, Math Professor Decorah

Former Candidates

Cory Booker

State Representative Amy Nielsen
State Representative Jennifer Konfrst
State Representative Mark Smith
State Representative Kenan Judge
State Representative Monica Kurth
State Representative Heather Matson
State Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschel
Iowa State Representative Charlie McConkey
Iowa City Councilmember Mazahir Salih
Iowa City Councilmember Bruce Teague
Cedar Rapids Councilmember Dale Todd
Ames City Councilmember Amber Corrieri
Urbandale City Councilmember-elect Bridget Carberry Montgomery
Waukee Mayor-elect Courtney Clarke
Ankeny City Councilmember-elect Jeff Perry
Johnson County Supervisor Royceann Porter
Polk County Soil and Water Commissioner Lou McDonald
Dubuque Elected Official Danny Sprank
Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers
Story County Treasurer Ted Rasmussen
Dubuque City Councilor Brad Cavanaugh
School Board Member Tim Tripp, Marion County

Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Bryce Smith
Jasper County Democratic Party Chair Michelle Smith
Jerry Crawford, Des Moines attorney
Marcia Nichols, former AFSCME Council 61 political director
Melinda Jones, IDP SCC Member
Julie Stewart, former Dallas County Democrats chair
Kathi Judge, Dallas County activist
Nancy Bobo, Polk County activist
John Klaus, former Story County Democratic Central Committee Vice Chair
Carolyn Klaus, former Story County Democratic Central Committee Precinct Representative
Carol Kramer, Jasper County activist
Fritz Kramer, Jasper County activist
Cathy Jury, Polk County activist
Scott Foens, Linn County Activist and Central Committee Member
Linda Foens, Linn County Activist
Rachael Ferraro, Head of Dubuque Transgender
Kim El-Baroudi, Polk County Activist
Mike Weinard, Johnson County activist, AFSCME member
Chris Weinard, Johnson County activist, AFSCME member
Ellie Miglin, Roosevelt High School Democrats Chair
Nick Pryor, Co-Founder of Students Against School Shootings Iowa
Ian Russell, Scott County Activist and Central Committee Member
Yena Balekyani, Polk County immigration activist
Reverend Charles Lane, Black Hawk County
Lee Jolliffe, Drake University professor
Tanya Keith, Polk County activist
Ian Rappolt, Teacher and Woodbury County Activist
Tatum Clayburn, member of Simpson College Democrats
Marti Mefferd, Lucas County activist
Melissa Hale, Polk County activist
Makenna Yates, Warren County activist
Lael Neal, Polk County activist
Shaimaa Aly, Polk County activist
Carol Clark, Johnson County activist
Lori A. Young, Polk County activist
Dava James, Story County activist
Judy Anderson, Polk County activist
Kay Marcel, Polk County gun violence prevention activist
Toni Backstrom, Activist, Polk County 
Harold Davis, Labor Activist, Polk County
Ana Garcia, Entrepreneur and Latinx Community Leader, Black Hawk County
John Judge, former Polk County Democrats Treasurer, Polk County
Diane Kolmer, Activist, Polk County
Cody Leistikow, Labor Activist, Black Hawk County
Tim Moothart, Chair of the Dubuque Coalition for Nonviolence, Dubuque County
Judy Ryan, Activist, Linn County
Roslin Thompson, Knoxville Public Library Director, Marion County
Courtney Ball, Media Producer, Founder and Former Co-Executive Director of Matthew 25
Carrie Barr, Marshall County Activist
Christine Brunner-Luse, Global Health Specialist
Paul Dayton, Dallas County Activist
Will Flanegin, University of Northern Iowa Student Government
Miki Helton, UAW Member and Activist
Jason Helton, UAW Member and Activist
Mike Ladehoff, Consumer protection attorney and Community Services Chairman of his local UAW chapter
Davi Lowman, Former Communications Chair, Boone County Democrats
Sara Nottestad, Affirmative Action Chair, Winnebago County Democrats
Jason Nottestad, Winnebago County Activist
Lu Ann Pedrick, Polk County Activist
Mary Roskilly, Jasper County Activist
Sharon Rubis, Polk County Activist
Kale Smith, LGBTQ Rights Activist
Jason Snell, Strategic Relations and Co-Director at Sunrise Movement Cedar Rapids
Rebecca Truszkowski, Gun Violence Prevention Activist
Sally Wilson, Marshall County Activist
Bruce Biederman, Former Iowa Farmers Union Board Member
Zach Geery, Simpson College Democrats Activist
Joe Gorton, Gun Violence Prevention Activist
Ben Nesselhuf, Former State Legislator and Chair of the South Dakota Democratic Party
Hunter Riley, Simpson College Democrats Activist
Angie Schneiderman, Sioux City Attorney and Community Volunteer
Rebecca Snethen, VP of Generations of Compassion Foundation and Jasper County Activist
Deb Batey, Henry County Central Committee member
Lauren Billings, UNI Citizens Climate League Vice President
Lori Bullock, Activist, Polk County
Tom Bullock, Activist, Polk County
Leslie Carpenter, Mental Health Activist, Johnson County
Scott Carpenter, Mental Health Activist, Johnson County
Olivia Kennedy, Gun Violence Prevention Activist, Linn County
Amy Konda, Activist and Teacher, Woodbury County
Ganesh Ganpat, Activist, Polk County
Nancy Gebhart, Ames Moms Demand Action Lead
Jim Holcomb, Activist, Polk County
Loxi Hopkins, Activist, Scott County
Carole Horowitz, Community Arts Advocate and Activist, Story County
Mason Kuhn, University of Northern Iowa Education Professor
Lyle Otte, Activist, Winneshiek County
Armel Romaric Traore Dit Nignan, Immigration and Education Activist, Dallas County
Kate Rose, Chair, Mt Vernon Women
Dick Rose, Former Mt Vernon City Council Member
Roxy Strike, Activist, Story County
Reverend Jay Wolin, Activist, Scott County
Wayne Clinton, Former Story County Supervisor
Cecil Brewton, Former DMPS School Principal and Educator
Kelly Donnelly, Early Childhood Center Director, National Association for the Education of Young Children Member
Leo Gansen, Union Leader and former Iowa State House candidate
Andrea Geary, Cedar Falls Small Business Owner
Debbie Gitchell, Story County Activist
Marilyn Hawkins, Former DMPS Bus Driver and Trainer, Mothers Board at Union Baptist Church
Heather Jones, Polk County Community Activist
Doug Kingsbury, Warren County IBEW Member
Holly Moore, Jefferson County Activist
Barb Wheelock, Story County Activist
Sue Wickham, East Des Moines Activist and Educator
Former State Representative Nate Willems, Linn County
Vickee Adams, Dallas County Activist
David Betsworth, Former Warren County Democratic Party Chair
Reverend Kenneth Briggs, Veteran, Polk County
Ruth Comer, Lucas County Activist
Janet Eldridge, Black Hawk County Gun Safety Advocate
Tom Fisher, Former State House Candidate. Polk County
Dr. Curtis Gedney, Cerro Gordo County Physician
Scott Hall, Attorney, Dallas County
Hope Johnson, Moms Demand Action Lead, Dallas County
Amy Keirderling and Keith Larsen, Dallas County Small Business Owners
Kirk Lautensleger, Polk County Small Business Owner
Margaret Vernon, Warren County Activist

Steve Bullock

Attorney General Tom Miller
State Representative Bruce Bearinger
Crawford County Supervisor Dave Muhlbauer
Mark Campbell, Chair of the Webster County Board of Supervisors
Woodbury County Supervisor Marty Pottebaum
Clinton County Auditor Eric Van Lancker

Jan Bauer, DNC member and former Story County Democrats chair
Bill Gannon, former legislator and candidate for governor, farmer
Kathleen Gannon, Democratic activist, farmer
Suzette Jensen, former school board member, East Des Moines Democrats co-chair
Jonna Jensen, Jackson County Democratic activist, faith leader
Ray Blase, founding member of West Des Moines Democrats and Ankeny Democrats

Laura Engle, Jasper County activist
Dan Ryner, Madison County crop and livestock farmer
Staci Appel, former state senator
Don Ruby, former Warren County Democratic Party chair
Roger Foelske, former Iowa Career & Technical Education Director
John Hartung, former President of Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Lona Lewis, former President of Missouri National Education Association, former Executive Director of South Dakota Education Association
Daniel Voss, former Benton Community School Board President


Julian Castro

Rob Barron, Des Moines School Board member and Founder Latino Political Network
Jose Ibarra, Storm Lake Councilman
Emilia Marroquin, Storm Lake School Board Member

Jonathon Muñoz, LULAC Council 308 President, LULAC Iowa State Parliamentarian and Iowa City Human Rights Commissioner
Maria Mellado, Mount Pleasant LULAC Council President
Mary Campos, Longtime Activist and Community Leader
Christina Blackcloud, Meskwaki Nation, vice chair of the Iowa Democratic Party’s Native American caucus
Steve Villatoro, Community Leader and Vice Chair of Latino Caucus

Joe Henry, Longtime Leader and Activist in Latino Community
Bonnie Brown, Community Leader and SCC Member
Sally (Araceli) Goode, Community Leader and Activist
Lindsey Ellickson, Cedar Rapids community leader and IDP state central committee member
Dave Barajas, Marshalltown community leader
Andrew Bribriesco, Legal advisor for LULAC Iowa and workers’ rights attorney in Iowa City
Don “Bart” Bartholomew, Former Fremont County Supervisor
Dawn Martinez Oropeza, Community leader and arts activist in Des Moines
Adalberto “Beto” Castrejon, Former president of the University of Northern Iowa Hispanic Latino Student Union
Kyla Patterson, chair of the IDP Stonewall Caucus
Monica Vallejo, president of LULAC’s Cedar Rapids chapter
Emily Shields, community leader
Mary Jo Riesberg, Lee County Democrats Chair
Vernon Windsor, Lee County Democrats Vice Chair
Nicholas Schnerre, Des Moines Community Leader

John Delaney

Paula Meyer, Northern Iowa activist (campaign co-chair)
Connie Klug, Adel businesswoman (campaign co-chair)
Donna Crum, Mills County Democrats chair
Nancy Camardo, Wayne County Democrats chair
Twyla Peacock, Van Buren County Democrats c
Chuck Offenburger, Iowa writer
Susan Wulf Osvald – Retired teacher and farmer, Audubon County
Mike and Shari Minnehan – Farmers and Activists, Greene County
Bill Monroe – Retired Pharmacist, Greene County
George Rodriguez – Shelby County Affirmative Action Chair, Shelby County
Janis Lustgraaf – Pottawattamie County Democrats Rural Caucus Group Member
Kent Redding – First-time Caucus-goer, Pottawattamie County
Lori Bliss – Pottawattamie County Democrats Activist
Stan Watkins – Retired Coe College Professor, Linn County
Rita Purdin – Iowa County Democrats Treasurer
Brandi Parsons – Adult Education and Literacy Advocate, Linn County
Henry Marquard, Scott County activist/board of supervisors candidate/law professor

Eric Swalwell

Vicki Brown, Black Hawk County Democrats chair (campaign chair)

Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Anderson, Women’s Rights activist
Kyla Paterson, Iowa Democratic Party Stonewall Caucus chair
Claire Carstens, Youth Polk County Democrats

Kamala Harris

Asian & Latino Coalition
State Representative Phyllis Thede
State Representative Ross Wilburn
Coralville City Councilmember Meghann Foster
Des Moines School Board Member Kyrstin Delagardelle
Sioux City Councilmember Alex Watters
Cedar County Democrats Chair Larry Hodgden
Johnson County Supervisor Pat Heiden

Dick Dearden, former chairman of the Polk County Democrats, former state senator
Deidre DeJear, former Secretary of State candidate (campaign chair)
Sue Dvorsky, Former IDP Chair
Bob Dvorsky, Former state senator
Prakash Kopparapu, chair of Asian & Latino Coalition
Penny Rosfjord, Iowa Democratic Party SCC member and former Woodbury County Democrats Chair, Sioux City

Mitch Henry, communications director of Asian & Latino Coalition
Jean Hessburg, IDP Women’s Caucus Chair
Vergarie Sanford, Minister Mount Zion Refuge Center Church
Thomas Fisher, Des Moines Assistant City Attorney
Victor Dutchuk, West Des Moines Democrats chair
Vanessa Phelan, Northwest Des Moines Democrats chair

Sherry Washington, Fort Dodge NAACP President
Jazmin Newton-Butt, LULAC Deputy State Director
James Mosely, Sioux City Pastor
Larry Peterson, former chair of the Crawford County Democrats
Jenni Norum, Des Moines Moms Demand Action Leader
Hope Johnson, Des Moines Moms Demand Action leader
Megan Alter, Iowa City Housing and Community Development Commissioner
Lonnie Dafney, West Des Moines School Board Member
Lyn Eldridge, Gun Violence Prevention Activist and Member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America from Waterloo
Pat Harper, Former Waterloo Area State Senator
Rhonda McRina, Former Waterloo School Board Member
Bernie Scolaro, Sioux City Education and Labor Leader

Beto O’Rourke

State Representative Brian Meyer
State Representative Chris Hall (political director)
Dubuque County Recorder John Murphy
Polk County Soil And Water District Commissioner Lou McDonald
Linn County Supervisor Brent Oelson
Floyd County Treasurer Frank Rottinghaus
Mayor of Oelwein Peggy Sherrets

Nate Willems, former state representative
Tavis Hall, Waterloo Community Leader
Andy Auge, Educator, Loras College
Dr. Richard Salas, Polk County Activist
Beatrice Silva-Salas, Polk County Activist
David Goodson, Waterloo Community Leader
Jerry Hageman, Vice Chair, Black Hawk County Democratic Party
Joan Bolin-Betts, former Iowa Deputy State Treasurer
Joe Gorton, President, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence – Iowa Chapter; Former President, United Faculty – UNI
Patrick Chambers, Attorney, Webster County
Megan McEvoy, Vice President, University of Iowa College Democrats
Megan Mineart, Secretary, Law and Politics Society at Mount Mercy University
Margaret Peterson, Vice President, Law and Politics Society at Mount Mercy University
Michael James, Woodbury County Youth Activist
David Drissell, Educator, Iowa Central Community College
Reenie Montgomery, 2018 Candidate for Iowa House District 96
Sarah Murphy Mannheimer, Des Moines Community Leader
David Lopez, Educator, DMACC
Lydia Pesek, President, Iowa Climate Strike
Randy Larson, Former Iowa City Councilman and business leader
Grace Van Cleave, Polk County Activist
Teresa Schneider, Moms Demand Action – Iowa City
Renee Penalver, President, American Association of University Women – Cedar Rapids
Mark Rocha, Political Director CWA 7102  

Doug Thompson, former USDA official and Hancock County Farmer
Don Dew, President of Sioux City Pride and Co-Founder of Siouxland Pride Alliance
Jose Maldonado, Founder, Lambda Softball Association of Eastern Iowa 
Tommy Hexter, Founder, Grinnell College Farm House
Bobbie Fox, Sierra Club member and Environmental Activist, Cedar Falls
Reverend H. Milton Cole-Duvall, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, West Des Moines
Isabel Conn, a Mexican-American immigrant rights activist, Des Moines


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