The Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee convened to elect Michael Kiernan the new chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. Kiernan will begin his term as Chair immediately and serve through 2010.
“Mike is a dedicated public servant who will be a terrific leader for the Democratic Party,” said Governor Chet Culver. “I know Mike will continue to build upon the outstanding success of outgoing Chairman, Scott Brennan, and engage the thousands of new voters inspired by President Obama to help elect Democrats across Iowa.”
“Mike has been an active Democrat his entire life, starting when his family hosted one of my first steak frys at their family farm,” said Senator Tom Harkin. “I look forward to helping Mike re-elect Governor Culver, our Congressional delegation and expanding our majorities in the House and Senate.”
Michael Kiernan, 33, is a small business owner, is serving in his second term as an At-Large member of the Des Moines City Council and served as Mayor Pro Tem. He is a life-long Iowan, born and raised in Madison County. He has vast campaign experience including serving as Campaign Manager for both Chet Culver’s successful 1998 race for Secretary of State, and former Des Moines Mayor Preston Daniels.
“This last election was historic and energized me to want to do even more for the Democratic Party,” said Michael Kiernan, Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. “Democrats have enjoyed great success these last two cycles and I want to build on that success. As Chair I will work every day to reach out to the thousands of new Democrats and keep them in our state and local party structures. These voters will be the key to our success in 2010.”
The State Central Committee also elected the following Executive Officers:
First Vice-Chair – Sue Dvorsky, Coralville
Second Vice-Chair – Chris Peterson, Clear Lake
Treasurer – Ken Sagar, Des Moines,
Secretary – Dori Rammelsberg-Dvorak, Clutier