How You Can Be Involved

  • EDUCATE yourself on the issues, and where the candidates stand
  • ATTEND campaign events and HOST a  house party!
  • REGISTER yourself to vote, and encourage others to register
  • VOTE on election day!
  • ENCOURAGE others to vote
  • Display a yard sign​
  • Make telephones calls
  • Stuff envelopes
  • ATTEND meetings of the Dallas County Democratic Party
  • HELP at the various events sponsored by the Democratic Party throughout the year.
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Thank you for caucusing!

caucusThank you to everyone who caucused, chaired caucuses and helped in other ways. We appreciate your enthusiasm, dedication and support. Please stay active. We need you to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket.

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A Messsage from Bryce Smith

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Bryce Smith

I hope 2016 is off to a great start!  I wanted to update you on my campaign for the Iowa House of Representatives:

2016 is gearing up to be a big year for the Bryce 4 Iowa campaign!  The election is just under 11 months away and my team is working hard to set up a strong campaign geared towards bringing common sense, hard work and a voice for all back to district 19 and the state of Iowa!
Because people like you are interested and concerned, I am working on several pressing issues vital for the future of the state of Iowa.
Education funding:  This is yet again another hot button issue at the State Capitol as the House Republican majority is low balling our public education system again.  Every Iowan is affected by public education and when our elected officials fail to adequately fund it, our students, our schools and our communities suffer.  Larger class sizes, older textbooks, outdated technology, lower wages, fewer benefits, longer days, more consolidation, and less learning are the result!  We can and must do better in 2016!
I plan to bring common sense budgeting practices to the Iowa house.  As a small business owner and operator,  I do this every day.  I balance the checkbook and count pennies!  If the Iowa people do this every day, why can’t our elected officials?  It is time that we have hard working elected officials who will get our Iowa tax code back to an equal and simple form without cutting programs and slashing funding.
I strongly support the growth and technology around renewable energy and sustainability.  All of us are looking for ways to save money, and when we invest into renewable energy it pays off!  A prime example is my small business:  We installed a new heating and cooling high efficiency system along with new LED lights throughout the building.  In the first month I could tell a difference on our utility bill and with the available rebates, our initial costs was greatly reduced.
Together we can bring back true representation and make sure everyone has a voice at our State Capitol!  I want your support, and I want to take the 30,000 people who live in district 19 to the State Capitol with me in 2017!  I ask for your support!  Let’s make 2016 a great year and bring back common sense representation to Iowa and our communities!
Donate today to Bryce 4 Iowa to make this campaign succeed! Thank you for your support. We cannot do it without you.
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Updated Dallas County Caucus Sites

caucusThe Iowa Caucuses are almost here. We’ve talked about them for the last year, but now they are only a few short weeks away.

Monday, Feb. 1
7:00 p.m.

Find My Caucus Site

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Dallas County Democrats Fall Fundraiser – Afternoon Delights

Save the date for a great event! Join your fellow Democrats for an afternoon of Desserts, Democrats and Discussion on Sunday, October 25 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at ADM High School Commons in Adel.

Afternoon Delights
Desserts, Democrats & Discussion
Sunday, Oct. 25   2:30- 4:30 p.m. (Doors open at 2:00 p.m.)

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801 SE Nile Kinnick Dr.
Adel, IA 50003

Tickets are available from members of the Dallas County Democrats Central Committee for $20. You can also purchase them online from ActBlue.

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Dallas County Social Gathering on August 25

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Scott Heldt

Join us and invite your friends to the next social gathering of the Dallas County Democrats! Area Democrats are all invited to Perry on Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pattee Park Shelter House at West 3rd Street at Willis Avenue.

Come join in an evening of great conversation and meet your fellow area Democrats. Bring a dish to share with friends and a lawn chair. Lemonade, chicken and table service will be provided.

At 7:00 p.m. Scott Heldt, candidate for Iowa House 20, will be speaking to us.  Take this opportunity to share your ideas with him.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz at State Fair

Wasserman Schultz

Wasserman Schultz

Don’t miss Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the Iowa State Fair. The Chair of the Democratic National Committee will be at the Des Moines Register’s Soap Box on Saturday, August 22 at 9:15 a.m. with a speech beginning at 10:00 a.m. You can also stop by the Iowa Democratic Party booth in the Varied Industry Building (Booth 120) following the speech to meet Congressman Wasserman Schultz.

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Dallas County Democrats at the Waukee Parade

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Dallas County Democrats gathered on June 6 for the Celebrate Waukee parade. With summer events in full swing, more volunteers were in the Woodward parade. Let us know  if you would like to get involved as there are many ways to help! The Dallas County Democrats are participating in more upcoming summer parades, planning fundraisers, and organizing the upcoming caucuses. We need your help, so get involved!

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Keys to Winning Dallas County

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The Iowa Starting Line, a news site with coverage of the Iowa Caucuses and Iowa political news shares the keys for Democrats to win Dallas County in 2016 and the local activists who can help get it done. Read the article here.

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Democrat enters race for Iowa House District 19

Bryce Smith is the Democratic candidate for Iowa House district 19.

“I want to represent everyone who lives in district 19.  True representation is an act of civil service, not a career,” says Smith. House district 19 includes much of Dallas county and parts of Polk.

Smith is a 23-year-old small business owner from Adel who began his political career at the University of Northern Iowa,  receiving his degree in education and political science.

While in college, Smith worked in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area making sure people of all backgrounds had a voice by clerking for a newly-elected Democratic House member.

While at the State Capitol, Smith grew frustrated with the majority party as he saw their unwillingness to discuss key issues and work for consensus on crucial Iowa values including education, healthcare and sustaining local communities.

“True representation is an open door between elected offices and the people of Iowa.  No person should be excluded from answering, nor should anyone be ignored.  We are all hardworking people. It’s time we have a Representative who does the same,” Smith said.

Originally from District 19, Smith has returned home to plant roots and grow a business.

“I have already met with local educators and small business owners about issues vital to Iowans, and I look forward to meeting many more people.  True representation is having your voice heard in the creation of legislation and laws.” Smith said.

Smith is eager to meet more people of district 19, keeping in mind the true values of the community.  Smith believes his business mindset, political education and recent experience at the State House will be the representation that the voters of district 19 deserve to make state government more responsive to the needs of Iowans.

“If we do not have a voice in government, who does?” Smith said.  His platform, “A Voice for All,” shows his passion for making sure all people have a say in Iowa and its future.

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Spring Fundraiser Thank You

thankyouThank you to everyone who helped make the Dallas County Democrats Spring Fundraiser a successful event. We can’t do it without the support of our many donors and volunteers. Over 70 people attended the event on Tuesday, April 28 at the Waukee Community Center.

Thank you to special guests Tom Fiegen and Bob Krause, U.S. Senate Candidates.

Thank you also to major donors for this event.

Governor’s Club Members:
Sharon Adams
Elizabeth Coyte
Shirley McAdon

LT. Governor’s Club Members
Richard & Patricia Groth
Carl & Renae Peters
Vivi Shirley
Marvin & Janice Shirley
Karen Wentzel

Thank you to our full slate for volunteers for all their time to help with the event.
Jan Adams, chair of phone calls
Dianna Baker Hoye
Art Behn
Lela Behn, chair of activities
Linda Behn
Eric Brenneman
Phyllis Briley
Iris Coffin
Carolyn Conner
Diane Cook
Diane Eby
Susan Herr
Bob Ives, chair of finance
Kari Johns
David Leonard
Diane Leonard
Linda Lemons
Jim Lynch
Meredith McHone-Pierce
Karen Merrill
Theresa Nichols
Renae Peters
Connie Pieart, chair of hospitality
Bill Stammerman

Thank you also to all who attended the event, enjoyed the evening, and made it a successful and great night for the Dallas County Democrats.

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