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Dems: Inside the Iowa House, The Governor Who Thought He Was King

October 27, 2015
Dems: Inside the Iowa House, The Governor Who Thought He Was King

The Governor Who Thought He Was King Our system of government is set up with a series of checks and balances. Right now, Iowans picked a divided government, which means we have to work together to move our state forward. After 21 years in office, Governor Terry Branstad apparently doesn’t understand that. He is working…

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Dems: Jackson County Native Hird Announces Run for State Representative

October 27, 2015
Dems: Jackson County Native Hird Announces Run for State Representative

Hird Announces Run for State Representative Jackson County, Iowa – Jackson County native Peter Hird announced today that he will run for state representative in District 58, which includes Jackson County as well as parts of Jones and Dubuque Counties. “As a graduate of Maquoketa High School, NICC, and an apprenticeship program, I know how…

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Dems: Home Heating Assistance Available

October 13, 2015
Dems: Home Heating Assistance Available

With winter just around the corner, starting October 1st Iowans who meet certain income guidelines and are at least 60 years of age or are disabled can now apply for assistance with their home heating bills. All other persons may apply, with certain income guidelines, beginning November 1st. If approved, the assistance will continue through…

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Dems: Home Heating Assistance Available

October 13, 2015
Dems: Home Heating Assistance Available

With winter just around the corner, starting October 1st Iowans who meet certain income guidelines and are at least 60 years of age or are disabled can now apply for assistance with their home heating bills. All other persons may apply, with certain income guidelines, beginning November 1st. If approved, the assistance will continue through…

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Dems: Higdon to Run for State Rep in Clarke, Decatur, Wayne & Lucas Counties

October 7, 2015
Dems: Higdon to Run for State Rep in Clarke, Decatur, Wayne & Lucas Counties

Retired Major Rich Higdon, who now farms outside Lamoni, announced today that he will run for state representative in District 27, which includes Clarke, Decatur, Wayne, and part of Lucas Counties. “As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, I’ve served our great country at home and overseas. I’m excited about the opportunity to serve…

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Dems: Neiderbach to Run for House District 43

September 25, 2015

Jon Neiderbach, a former school board president and budget analyst from Windsor Heights, today announced his candidacy to represent Iowa’s 43rd House District, which includes Windsor Heights and portions of West Des Moines and Clive. “Voters I talk with are very frustrated, and I understand why. They say we are losing our democracy because big…

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Dems: Now Hiring Communications Interns for 2016 Session

September 17, 2015

Communications Internship Democratic Caucus – Iowa House of Representatives Description: Interns will work directly with Democratic members of the Iowa House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Des Moines during the legislative session. They will assist the communications director and deputy director in a variety of activities including: -Press release production and distribution -Media…

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Dems: Now Hiring Communications Interns for 2016 Session

September 17, 2015

Communications Internship Democratic Caucus – Iowa House of Representatives Description: Interns will work directly with Democratic members of the Iowa House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Des Moines during the legislative session. They will assist the communications director and deputy director in a variety of activities including: -Press release production and distribution -Media…

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Dems: Council Bluffs Native Steve Gorman Announces Run for State Representative

September 10, 2015
Dems: Council Bluffs Native Steve Gorman Announces Run for State Representative

Council Bluffs fire fighter Steve Gorman announced on Labor Day that he will run for the Iowa House in District 16, which includes the southern part of Council Bluffs. “I’ve spent my life keeping the people of Council Bluffs safe and building a strong community for everyone to enjoy,” said Gorman, a 24 year veteran…

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Dems: Jennifer Konfrst Announces Candidacy for Iowa House

August 28, 2015
Dems: Jennifer Konfrst Announces Candidacy for Iowa House

Jennifer Konfrst, a mom, educator, and small business owner from Windsor Heights, today announced her candidacy to represent Iowa’s 43rd House District, which includes Clive, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights. “I’m proud to raise my family in this remarkable community, and I’m running to ensure the voices of all families are represented in the…

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