In spite of Monday’s heavy snows, Perry-area citizens gathered for the midterm precinct caucuses in order to choose delegates to the county central committee meetings in March and the district conventions in April.
About 25 Democrats from five Dallas County precincts — Perry 1, 2 and 3, Spring Valley-Dallas and Lincoln-Washington-Linn — gathered at the Perry Public Library for the 6:30 p.m. caucus, which began early so the library could close on time.
Warren Varley, an Adair County lawyer and farmer, spoke briefly to the caucus goers about his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Iowa House District 20. Varley is the son of Republican Rep. Andrew Varley, who served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1967 to 1979.
Four Republicans from four precincts — Perry 1, 2 and 3, Spring Valley-Dallas — met at the McCreary Community Building in Perry.
Dallas County Supervisor Brad Golighty was among the Republican attendees. Golightly is seeking reelection in November.
The only candidate to announce a bid for the Republican nomination for the Iowa House District 20 seat is Ray “Bubba” Sorenson of Greenfield, the painter of the patriotic Freedom Rocks.