Iowa First District Democrats

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Iowa’s First District Central Committee is led by the following people.

First District Officers

Elected after a District Convention, held once every two years.

  • Chair - Catherine Crist -
  • Co-Vice-Chair - Steve Moshier -
  • Co-Vice-Chair - Peter Olafsen -
  • Co-Secretary - Laura Bell -
  • Co-Secretary - Matthew Clay -
  • Co-Secretary - Jerry Hageman -
  • Treasurer - Cody Leistikow -
  • Affirmative Action Chair - Lindsey Ellickson -

State Central Committee Representatives from the First District

Elected at the First District Convention

  • Ray Fuess
  • Kelli Harrison
  • Pete Hird
  • Patrick Loeffler
  • Shelley Parbs
  • Rosemary Schwartz
  • Sunny Story
  • Tammy Wawro

First District Constituency Caucus Chairs

Assigned by the First District Chair.

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus - Nate Gruber, Chair
  • Disability Caucus - Karen Black, Chair
  • Native American Caucus - Donnielle Wanatee, Chair
  • Progressive Caucus - Mary Burke, Chair
  • Rural Caucus - Jon Specht, Chair
  • Veterans Caucus - Laura Hubka, Chair

First District Committee Chairs

Assigned by the First District Chair.

  • Caucus to Convention Committee – TBA
  • Constitution & Bylaws Review Committee – Nick Petersen, Chair
  • Fundraising Committee – Kurt Meyer & Monica Vernon, Co-Chairs