Gearing up for the midterm election in November, the Dallas County Democrats held their monthly potluck dinner Tuesday in their recently opened campaign office on the south side of the triangle in Waukee.
The Waukee office will provide space for candidates, campaign volunteers and paid staffers of the Iowa Democratic Party in the run-up to the election.
The monthly social and office open house included a series of rousing speeches by local politicians and candidates, including Kenan Judge, Greg Gustafson and Warren Varley, all three running for the Iowa House of Representatives from different districts within Dallas County.
Each of the candidates talked about the need to fund education in our state and the need to help the people of Iowa and not just big corporations.
Several current Democrat officeholders also spoke. Iowa Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald spoke about the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt and the College Savings Account that he developed. Dallas County Attorney Wayne Reisetter spoke about devoting his career to the service of Dallas County.
Rounding out the evening were speeches by Dawson Mayor Breanna Morman, who is running for Dallas County Supervisor, and Tim Gannon, candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. A representative for Iowa Secretary of State candidate Dedre DeJear gave a brief address, and State Representative Chris Hall who spoke on behalf of Fred Hubble and Rita Hart.
Each candidate spoke of the need for the Democrats in Dallas County to get involved, volunteer and help change the direction of the state.
The Dallas County Democratic Central Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Adel library, and the monthly social is held at 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at an area restaurant announced in advance on Facebook and at the Dallas County Democrats website. The meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.