Iowa Democratic Party announces delegation to National Convention

The Iowa Democratic Party posted a press release announcing the Iowa delegation to the Democratic National Convention on its website.

I’ve reposted the release after the jump. It lists not only all of the delegates and alternates, but also members of the various National Convention Standing Committees.

I hadn’t realized that Iowa Utilities Board chairman John Norris was on the Platform Committee. Maybe someone in Denver will be able to persuade him that we have better options on energy policy than building more coal-fired power plants or expanding our use of nuclear power.

IDP Announces Iowa Delegation to the National Convention

Iowa Democrats Are United Behind Senator Barack Obama

Des Moines – Following the successful 2008 State Convention, the Iowa Democratic Party announced Iowa’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention.  The convention will take place August 25-28, 2008 and will be held in Denver, Colorado.

Iowa Democrats will be represented by 57 delegates and 8 alternates.  The delegation includes 7 delegates under the age of 25 and a diverse group of Iowans from all across the state.  

“Iowa Democrats are united behind our great nominee, Senator Barack Obama,” said Scott Brennan, Iowa Democratic Party Chairman and chair of the Iowa delegation.  “Our delegation is excited to formally nominate Senator Obama at what will be a historic and energizing national convention.  Senator Obama is going to help Iowa Democrats win up and down the ticket in November.”

The Iowa delegation will be chaired by Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan.

Iowa Democrats also generously raised $6,100 to benefit Iowa flood and tornado victims over the weekend.  The money will be donated to the American Red Cross.

At-Large Delegates

Jan Bauer of Ames

Faith Nalani Bromwich of North Liberty

Mary Campos of Des Moines

Catherine Crist of Cedar Rapids

Sandra Lee Galer of Cedar Rapids

Robert (RJ) Jarvis of Oskaloosa

Paula Martinez of Carlisle

Michelle Ray-Michalec of Cedar Rapids

Carlie Tartakov of Ames

Tammy Wetjen-Kesterson of Marengo

District Level Delegates

Nancy Bobo of Des Moines

Timothy Bottaro of Sioux City

Stephanie Cosgrove of Cherokee

Machelle Crum of Newton

Eddie Diaz of Perry

George Dixon of DeWitt

Angel Gonzalez of Iowa City

Molly Grady of Marshalltown

Tom Harrington of Ames

Danny Homan of Des Moines

Stephanie Imhoff of Ames

Joe Judge of Albia

Jacob Krapfl of New Vienna

Kathleen Krehbiel of Solon

Wayne Laufenberg of St Donatus

Helen McClain of Dubuque

Helen Miller of Fort Dodge

Richard Myers of Iowa City

Jordan Oster of Des Moines

Sandra Pope of Ottumwa

Arlene Prather-O’Kane of Cedar Falls

David Redlawsk of Iowa City

Alan Schroeder of Chester

Ione Shadduck of West Des Moines

Donald Shaffer of Ottumwa

Kathleen Weber of Dubuque

Peggy Whitworth of Cedar Rapids

Jason Winter of Sibley

Merci Wolff of Sioux City

Party Leaders and Elected Official Delegates

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie

State Representative Ro Foege

Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge

Attorney General Tom Miller

Governor Tom Vilsack

Former First Lady Christie Vilsack


Congressman Leonard Boswell

Congressman Bruce Braley

Scott Brennan, Iowa Democratic Party Chair

Governor Chet Culver

First Lady Mari Culver

Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal

Senator Tom Harkin

Congressman Dave Loebsack

Richard Machacek, DNC Member

Sandy Opstvedt, DNC Member

Sarah Swisher, Iowa Democratic Party Vice-Chair


Tod Bowman of Maquoketa

Steve Chasse of Des Moines

Bill Gluba of Davenport

Steven Kraus of Carroll

Ebony Luensman of Marion

June Owens of Norwalk

Allyson Story of Cedar Rapids

Caroline Marsha Wildin of LuVerne

National Convention Standing Committee Members

Rules Committee

Ray Brown of Des Moines

Luann Pedrick of Urbandale

Credentials Committee

Cheryl Fasano of Des Moines

Evan Anderson of Cedar Rapids

Platform Committee

John Norris of Des Moines

Kathy Carlson of Kalona

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