Iowa Endorsements

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates look for endorsements from federal, statewide and local elected officials as well as former elected officials and prominent figures.  Some will be early endorsers, some late endorsers and some non-endorsers. 

updated Nov. 9, 2019   
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Federal
U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer (CD-1)
U.S. Rep. David Loebsack (CD-2)
U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (CD-3) 

State
Auditor Rob Sand
Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald
Attorney General Tom Miller BULLOCK (05/16/19) +
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Senate Democrats (18) +
Name Position District - City/Town
County


Janet Peterson
Minority Leader
18 - NW Des Moines
Polk


Amanda Ragan
Minority Whip 27 - Mason City
Franklin, Butler, Cerro Gordo


Joe Bolkcom
Assistant Leader
43 - Iowa City
Johnson
WARREN (09/13/19)
+
Bill Dotzler
Assistant Leader
31 - Waterloo
(SE) Black Hawk

Pam Jochum
Assistant Leader
50 - Dubuque
Dubuque


Liz Mathis
Assistant Leader 34 - Hiawatha
Linn
KLOBUCHAR (10/18/19)
+
Herman Quirmbach
Assistant Leader 28 - Ames
Story


Rich Taylor
Assistant Leader
42 - Mount Pleasant
Henry, Lee, parts of Washington, Jefferson


Tony Bisignano

17 - Des Moines dwntn, S
Polk


Nate Boulton

18 - NE Des Moines
Polk


Claire Celsi

21 - West Des Moines
Polk, NW Warren
WARREN (10/21/19)
Eric Giddens

30 - Cedar Falls
Black Hawk
WARREN (10/01/19)
+
Rob Hogg

33 - Cedar Rapids
Linn


Kevin Kinney

39 - Oxford
Johnson, Keokuk, Washington


Jim Lykam

45 - Davenport
Scott
BIDEN (06/11/19) +
Jackie Smith

7 - Sioux City
Woodbury


Todd Taylor

35 - Cedar Rapids
Linn


Zach Wahls

37 - Coralville
Cedar, Johnson, Muscatine
WARREN (10/30/19)
Note: There were 18 Democratic Senators following the 2018 midterms.  Sen. Jeff Danielson (D) of Cedar Falls (District 30 - Black Hawk Co.) resigned effective Feb. 14, 2019
and took a job with the American Wind Energy Association.  In the March 19 special election, Cedar Falls School Board Member Eric Giddens (D) defeated former state Rep.
Walt Rogers (R), who had been serving on the Iowa Public Employee Relations Board, and a Libertarian.
.

Senate:  6 endorsements
...  (6/18)
BIDEN
KLOBUCHAR
WARREN



Jim Lykam
Liz Mathis
Joe Bolkcom
Claire Celsi
Eric Giddens
Zach Wahls






House Democrats (47) +
Name Position District - City/Town
County


Todd Prichard
Minority Leader
52 - Charles City
Floyd, Chickasaw


Jo Oldson
Minority Whip
41 - Des Moines
Polk


Wes Breckenridge
Assistant Leader
29 - Newton
Jasper


John Forbes
Assistant Leader
40 - Urbandale
Polk


Brian Meyer
Assistant Leader
33 - Des Moines
Polk
O'ROURKE (03/14/19)
+
Sharon S. Steckman
Assistant Leader
53 - Mason City
Cerro Gordo


Ako Abdul-Samad

35 - Des Moines
Polk


Marti Anderson

36 - Des Moines
Polk
KLOBUCHAR (06/09/19) +
Bruce Bearinger

64 - Oelwein
Fayette, Buchanan
BULLOCK (08/29/19)
+
Liz Bennett

65 - Cedar Rapids
Linn
WARREN (07/17/19)
+
Timi Brown-Powers

61 - Waterloo
Black Hawk


Dennis Cohoon

87 - Burlington
Des Moines
BIDEN (06/25/19) +
Karin Derry

39 - Johnston
Polk


Mollly Erin Donahue

68 - Cedar Rapids
Linn
KLOBUCHAR (09/09/19)
+
Tracy Ehlert

70 - Cedar Rapids
Linn
WARREN (09/27/19)
+
Ruth Ann Gaines

32 - Des Moines
Polk
KLOBUCHAR (06/06/19) +
Mary Gaskill

81 - Ottumwa
Wapello


Chris Hall

13 - Sioux City
Woodbury
O'ROURKE (04/24/19)
+
Bruce Hunter

34 - Des Moines
Polk
BIDEN (06/11/19)
+
Charles Isenhart

100 - Dubuque
Dubuque


David Jacoby

74 - Coralville
Johnson


Lindsay James

99 - Dubuque
Dubuque
WARREN (09/17/19)
+
Kenan Judge

44 - Waukee
Dallas
BOOKER (07/01/19)
+
Tim Kacena

14 - Sioux City
Woodbury
BIDEN (07/26/19)
+
Jennifer Konfrst

43 - Windsor Heights
Polk
BOOKER (04/22/19) +
Bob Kressig

59 - Cedar Falls
Black Hawk


Monica Kurth

89 - Davenport
Scott
BOOKER (08/09/19)
+
Jeff Kurtz

83 - Fort Madison
Lee
SANDERS (07/12/19)
+
Vicki Lensing

85 - Iowa City
Johnson


Mary Mascher

86 - Iowa City
Johnson
WARREN (10/02/19)
+
Heather Matson

38 - Ankeny
Polk
BOOKER (08/10/19)
+
Charlie McConkey

15 - Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie


Andy McKean

58 - Anamosa
Jones
KLOBUCHAR (10/18/19)
+
Amy Nielsen

77 - North Liberty
Johnson
BOOKER (02/26/19)
+
Rick Olson

31 - Des Moines/Pleasant H
Polk


Scott Ourth

26 - Ackworth
Warren


Kirsten Running-Marquardt

69 - Cedar Rapids
Linn


Mark Smith

71 - Marshalltown
Marshall
BOOKER (06/03/19) +
Ras Smith

62 - Waterloo
Black Hawk


Art Staed

66 - Cedar Rapids
Linn


Kristin Sunde

42 - West Des Moines
Polk


Phyllis Thede

93 - Bettendorf
Scott
HARRIS (07/16/19)
+
Beth Wessel-Kroeschell

45 - Ames
Story


Ross Wilburn

46 - Ames Story
HARRIS (09/19/19)
+
David Williams

60 - Cedar Falls
Black Hawk


Cindy Winckler

90 - Davenport
Scott


Mary Wolfe

98 - Clinton
Clinton
WARREN (10/17/19)
+
Notes: Rep. Andy McKean of Anamosa (District 58) announced switch from Republican to Democrat on Apr. 24, 2019.  Rep. Lisa Heddens of Ames (District 46) resigned June 17, 2019
to take a seat on the Story County Board of Supervisors.  Ross Wilburn (D), a former Iowa City mayor and councilman and candidate for governor in 2018, was unchallenged in the Aug. 6, 2019 special election.

House:  24 endorsement
s...  Thus far 24/47 Democratic state reps. have endorsed, or 51%.
BIDEN  (3)
BOOKER  (6)
BULLOCK  (1)
HARRIS  (2)
KLOBUCHAR  (4)
O'ROURKE  (2)
Dennis Cohoon
Bruce Hunter
Tim Kacena
Keenan Judge
Jennifer Konfrst
Monica Kurth
Heather Matson
Amy Nielsen
Mark Smith

Bruce Bearinger
Phyllis Thede
Ross Wilburn
Marti Anderson
Molly Erin Donahue
Ruth Ann Gaines
Andy McKean
Chris Hall
Brian Meyer
SANDERS  (1) WARREN  (5)



Jeff Kurtz Liz Bennett
Tracy Ehlert
Lindsay James
Mary Mascher
Mary Wolfe






See also 2016 members / Clinton2008 endorsements

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Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee
Chair Troy Price
1st Vice Chair Andrea Phillips 
2nd Vice Chair June Owens

1st District
2nd District
3rd District
4th District
Ray Feuss
Kelli Harrison
Pete Hird
Pat Loeffler
Shelley Parbs
Rosemary Schwartz
Joey Zahorik
Allison 'Sunny' Story
Jean Pardee
Ryan Drew
Tanner Halleran
Shawn Harmsen
Melinda Jones BOOKER
Marty O'Boyle
Janice Weiner
Allison Ritchie
Carl McPherson
Bill Brauch
Bonnie Brown CASTRO
Mary Jane Cobb
Annaleah Moore
Al Womble YANG
Paula Martinez
Sean Bagniewski
Jeremy Dumkrieger
Landra Reece BOOKER
Jon Klein
Doug Neys
Chris Peterson
Penny Rosfjord HARRIS
Emma Schmit SANDERS
Amanda Malaski

DNC Member  Sandy Opstvedt
DNC Member  Scott Brennan
DNC Member At Large  Jan Bauer BULLOCK
Affirmative Action Chair  Karen Mackey
CYDI President  Olivia Habinck
Rules Chair  Melissa Peterson
Platform Chair  Mark Olberding

Caucus Chairs and Vice Chairs (top name chair/second name vice chair)
Armed Forces/Veterans
Asian/Pacific Islander
Black
Disability
Ron Healey
Holly Brown
Jamie Woods
Catherine Crist
Laura Hubka

Labor
Latinx
Native American
Progressive
Danny Homan
Tammy Wawro
Araceli 'Sally' Goode
Steve Villatoro
Lutisha Dumkrieger
Christina Blackcloud
Holly Herbert
Lindsey Ellickson

Rural
Senior/Retiree
Stonewall
Women's
Colleen Caldwell
Glenn Hurst
Ruth Thompson
Terryl 'Terry' Stewart
Kyla Paterson GILLIBRAND
Nick Kruse
Jean Hessberg HARRIS
Robin Covington



County Chairs (+)
list as of Oct. 20, 2019
County
Name





Adair
Thaddeus Hawley





Adams
Jackie Cordon





Allamakee
Karen Pratte and Lori Egan





Appanoose
Davana Jackson and Susan McDanel





Audubon
Pat Crosley





Benton
Rosemary Schwartz





Black Hawk
Vikki Brown





Boone
Tim Winter





Bremer
Al Charlson





Buchanan
Dan Callahan





Buena Vista
Jim Eliason





Butler
Jane Close





Calhoun
Margaret (Faith) Blaskovich





Carroll
Peter Leo

WARREN
(Oct. 17, 2019)


Cass
Sherry Toelle





Cedar
Larry Hodgden

HARRIS
(Oct. 18, 2019)


Cerro Gordo
JoAnn Hardy





Cherokee
Stephanie Zarr





Chickasaw
Amanda Glaser





Clarke
Sarah Truitt and Steve Waterman





Clay
Ryan Odor





Clayton
Brian Bruening





Clinton
Bill Jacobs





Crawford
Beth Vogt and Marcia Bachmann





Dallas
Bryce Smith





Davis
Cheryll Jones





Decatur
Marjie Foster





Delaware
Robin Stone





Des Moines
DiAnne Lerud-Chubb and Tom Courtney





Dickinson
Brett Copeland





Dubuque
Steve Drahozal





Emmet
Laura Hoffman





Fayette
Tim O'Brien





Floyd
William Baresel





Franklin
Catherine Crooks





Fremont
Alice Hodde





Greene
Chris Henning





Grundy
Tracy Freese





Guthrie
Kathy Miller





Hamilton
Kathy Getting





Hancock
Gary Gelner





Hardin
Drew Kloetzer





Harrison
Jan Creasman





Henry
Jeff Fager





Howard
Laura Hubka





Humboldt
???





Ida
Thad Cosgrove





Iowa
Ann Egley





Jackson
Dave Kunzweiler and Donna Duvall





Jasper
Michelle Smith





Jefferson
Susan Drish





Johnson
?Christopher Taylor





Jones
Gary Hart





Keokuk
Tanner Halleran





Kossuth
Steve King





Lee
Mary Jo Reisberg





Linn
Bret Nilles





Louisa
Sally Walker-Jondal





Lucas
Jim Zastawniak


[DELANEY Joan Amos (02/15/19) +]

Lyon
Adam Kerkvliet
WARREN
(10/17/19)


Madison
Alan Feirer





Mahaska
Eric Palmer




Marion
Ann Fields





Marshall
Jeannine Grady





Mills
Donna Crum
DELANEY
(01/29/19)
+

Mitchell
Kurt Meyer




Monona
Kenneth Mertes




Monroe
Calahan Whisler





Montgomery
Joey Norris





Muscatine
Kelcey Brackett





O'Brien
Karen Sterk





Osceola
Kathy Winter





Page
Chris Adcock





Palo Alto
Allie Wirtz





Plymouth
Mark Sturgeon





Pocahontas
Jerry Depew





Polk
Sean Bagniewski





Pottawattamie
Scott Punteney





Poweshiek
Rachel Bly and John Grennan





Ringgold
Gary Keplinger





Sac
Tonya Ramsey





Scott
Elesha Gayman





Shelby
Ellen Walsh-Rossman and Amber Mohr





Sioux
Travis Andersen





Story
Madalyn Anderson





Tama
Dave Degner





Taylor
Betty Brummett and Lisa Jensen





Union
Tiffany Gale





Van Buren
Twyla Peacock

DELANEY
(01/29/19) +
Wapello
Zach Simonson





Warren
Crystal Schrader





Washington
Kim Davis





Wayne
Nancy Camardo

DELANEY
(01/29/19) +
Webster
Julie Geopfert





Winnebago
Lisa Ralls





Winneshiek
Nathan Thompson





Woodbury
Jeremy Dumkrieger





Worth
Jane Podgorniak





Wright
???








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