IA-01: Pat Murphy rolls out long endorsement list

State Representative Pat Murphy’s Congressional campaign released a list today of more than 150 Democrats who support the former Iowa House speaker’s bid to replace Bruce Braley in the U.S. House. The full list is after the jump, along with a statement from the campaign. Murphy has public support from one current Iowa Senate Democrat (Brian Schoenjahn), three current Iowa House Democrats (Roger Thomas, Mark Smith, and Bruce Bearinger), six former state representatives (Gene Ficken, John Beard, Tom Schueller, Dick Taylor, Kay Halloran, and Deo Koenigs) and two former state senators (Bob Carr and Mike Connolly). Other prominent endorsers include former U.S. Representative Dave Nagle, several union leaders, and eleven county supervisors.

Murphy is the only declared Democratic candidate in Iowa’s first district so far. His campaign raised about $68,000 between mid-February and the end of March, including more than $60,000 in contributions from individuals other than the candidate. A forthcoming Bleeding Heartland post will cover Iowa Congressional fundraising during the first quarter in more detail.

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2012                                            

Pat Murphy shows broad support across First Congressional District

Former Speaker of the Iowa House Pat Murphy released his first quarterly financial report and list public endorsements. After announcing his intention to run for Iowa’s open First Congressional district, Murphy has already received donations from hundreds of Iowans and public endorsements from over 150 elected officials, community leaders, and party activists from all twenty counties in the first congressional district.

In only forty days of fundraising, between Murphy’s announcement and the end of the first quarter fundraising deadline, Murphy’s campaign has already raised nearly $70,000.

“I have been overwhelmed by the generous support from people all across Iowa.” Murphy said “My campaign is about fighting for the middle class, so I’m pleased to have support from so many hard working Iowans.”

Murphy also released a list of over 150 endorsers from all across the first district. The list includes current and former state legislators, union officials, county supervisors, Democratic Party leaders, community activists, and members of the business community.

Murphy has strong ties to all parts of the district from his twenty-four year career as a state representative and his work as Democratic Leader and Speaker of the house, when he worked to help elected Democratic candidates across the state.

“I’ve fought with many of these Democrats over the last twenty-four years to ensure middle class families get a fair shake.” Murphy said.

Pat Murphy’s endorsers, by county

Allamakee

Linda Burke, Small business owner

Karen Pratte, Democratic activist

Ann Kless, Democratic activist

Lenny Burke, County Supervisor

Jim Mellick, Attorney

Benton

Rosemary Schwartz, Democratic activist

Duane Eldred, Democratic activist

Janice Eldred, Democratic activist

Terry  Hertle, County Supervisor

Judie Hertle, Community member

Black Hawk

Miriam Tyson, Retired union official & educator

Roger White, Retired teacher & Democratic activist

Eugene Lind, Retired

Wayne Gross, Retired

Pearl Gross, Retired

Dave Nagle, Former US congress member & Attorney

Matt Nagle, Democratic activist

Yavonne (Bonnie) Winther, CWA & Democratic activist

Deb Nagle , Community member

Karen Erickson, Community member

Dorothy Lind, Community member

Bremer

Ed Zelle, Retired

Theresa Meyer, Democratic  Activist & Registered Nurse

Randy Meyer, Community member

Bill Hemmes, Community member

Laura Hemmes, Community member

Verona Zelle, Community member

Buchanan

Bill Hickey , UAW Retiree & Democratic Activist

Mickey Ficken, Registered Nurse

Gene Ficken, Former State Representative & Democratic Activist

Ralph Kremer, County Supervisor

Ellen Gaffney, County Supervisor

Inez Kremer, Community member

Clayton

Frank Phippen, Veteran

Roger Thomas, State Representative

Frederique Boudouani, Small Business owner

Brian Bruening, Small Business owner

Linda Orr, Former County Treasurer

Kevin Powell, Educator, School Board member, & Democratic Activist

Jean Marie Hall, Democratic Activist

Rosie Thomas, Community member

Delaware

Harold  Blatt, Retired Educator & Democratic Activist

Mike McMahon, Educator

Julie McMahon, Educator

Diane Blatt, Democratic Activist

Jerry Ries, County Supervisor

Dubuque

Dan White , Union Officer

Bob Carr, Retired State Senator

Martha Connolly, Retired School Administrator

Rosie Carr , Retired RN

Dan Hamel, Retired IBEW leader

Randy Lyons, Retired Educator

Paul Thurlow, Retired Educator

Caroline Koppes, Retired Educator

Walt Pragler, Retired

Donna Krug, Retail Manager

Steve Day, Registered Nurse

Vicki Krug , Publisher

Francis Giunta, Labor Leader

Joanne Giunta, Healthy Care Executive

Mike Connolly, Former State Senator

Roger Power, Educator

Sue Power , Educator

Tony Siegert, Democratic Activist

Terra Siegert, Democratic Activist

Kathy Flynn Thurlow, County Recorder

Karla Braig, City Councilor

Jackie White, Community member

David Wilson, Community member

Fayette

Brian Schoenjahn, State Senator

Jake Blitsch, Retired Union Officer & Democratic Activist

Larry Murphy, Mayor of Oelwein

Bruce Bearinger , Educator & State Representative

Linda Murphy, Educator

Gayle Tellin, Democratic Activist

Peggy Sherrets, City Councilwomen

Gene Fueling, Accountant

Eileen Bearinger, Community member

Barbara Schoenjahn, Community member

Howard

Laura Lynn Hubka, Registered Nurse (RN) & Democratic Activist

Mark Kubik, County Supervisor

Don Burnikle, County Supervisor

Iowa

Sandra Cronbaugh, Small Business owner

Dale Walter, County Supervisor

Robert A Cronbaugh, Community member

Beverly J Montross, Retired

Jackson

Tom Schueller, Small Business owner

Donna Heffel, Small Business owner

Bob Osterhaus, Pharmacists

Dick Hefel , Educator

Jane Bofeli, Democratic Activist

Dave Bofeli, Democratic Activist

Melody Schueller, Community member

Julie Horst , Community member

Jill Noltting, Community member

Jones

Mark Denniston, Retired County Sheriff

Arlie Willems, Educator

Keith Dirks, County Supervisor

Jay Willems, Attorney

Dorris Denniston, Community member

Joyce Finn-Dirks, Community member

Jean Cook, Community member

Linn

Judy Fries, Union official

Al Hartl, President RWDSU local 110

Kay Halloran, Former State Representative, Former Mayor of Cedar Rapids & Attorney

Dick Taylor, Former State Rep & Former IEBW member

Don Zeller , Former County Sheriff

Joe Ironside, Directing Business Representative for Machinist

Roy C. Portfield, Democratic activist

Justin Shields, City Councilor & Former President Hawkeye labor council

Roger Grobstich, Business agent RWDSU

Mark Seidl, Attorney

Angela Grobstich, Community member

Naomi Zeller, Community member

Deb Phillips, Community member

Glenn Phillips, Community member

Dave Gulick, Engineer

Marshall

Mark Smith, State Representative & social worker

Wayne Sawtelle, Professional firefighter

Mary Harris, Educator

Sue Blaisdell, Democratic activist

Jeff Harris, Bussing administrator

Karen Lescher, Community member

Ann Sawtelle, Community member

Willie Acord, Community member

Reita Acord, Community member

Beverly Hinshaw, Community member

Kathy Dooley, Community member

Harlietta Helland, Community member

Ray Helland, Community member

Helen Degner, Community member

Mitchell

Michael Wertz, Small Business owner

Joan Koenigs, Retired nurse

Deo Koenigs, Former State Representative

Jeanette Rose Armstrong, Community member

Carol Wertz, Community member

Poweshiek

Don Smith , Educator

Robert Hamilton, Educator

Rachel Bly, Educator

Charlene Doyle, Democratic activist

Rita Ferneau, Community member

David Ferneau, Community member

Tama

Brian Murphy, Educator

Sarah Murphy, Educator

Jon Huebner, Educator

Nathan Wrage, Democratic activist & union officer

Jennifer Wrage, Democratic activist

Patricia Clarke, Community member

Yvette Berner, Community member

Raymond Berner, Community member

Maralyn A. Hotchkiss, Community member

Marlene Beenken, Community member

Betricia Clark, Community member

Norma Riha, Community member

Bonnie Crawford, Community member

Leonard Dostal, Community member

Maryan Dostal, Community member

Winneshiek

Deborah Bishop, Nurse

John Beard, Former State Representative & small business owner

Dick Jensen, Democratic activist

Sue Otte, Community member

Lyle Otte, Community member

Worth

Joyce Russell, Mayor Fertile

Erik Hungerford, Democratic activist

Dennis May, County Supervisor

David Haugen, County Supervisor

Jim Burge, Community member

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