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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Democrat Social Gathering

Dr. Andy McGuire

Dr. Andy McGuire

Join us and invite your friends to the March Democrat social gathering. In store is an evening of pleasant conversation where you can get to know area Democrats on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Patrick’s Restaurant in Adel.

At 7:00 p.m., Dr. Andy McGuire, the newly elected Iowa Democratic Party chair, will be speaking about the future direction of our party.  Take this opportunity to share your ideas with her and enjoy an evening with your peers.

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Retiring officers recognized at Central Committee Meeting

Two volunteers were recognized on Monday, March 2 at the monthly Central Committee meeting for their years of service to the organization as they stepped down from the executive committee. The meeting, which included the annual election of officers, recognized Michael Harkin for his long-time service as treasurer to the organization. Also, recognized was Eric Benneman, who served as the First Vice Chair. Chair Julie Stewart presented each volunteer with a certificate of appreciation for their service to the organization.

Mike Harkin, Julie Stewart and Eric Brenneman

Mike Harkin, Julie Stewart and Eric Brenneman

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Dallas County Democrats Social

Tom Fiegan, US Senate Candidate

Tom Fiegan

Dallas County Democrats met earlier this month to socialize, discuss politics and hear from Tom Fiegen candidate for U.S. Senate. Over 30 people attended the event in Adel. Social events are planned monthly. The next event is Tuesday, March 31 at Patrick’s Restaurant in Adel.

Tom will also be the featured speaker on April 28 at 6:00 p.m. for the Annual Spring Fundraiser. The event will be at the  Waukee Community Center. Tickets will soon be available on the Dallas County Democrats website and from Central Committee Members.

Democrats in Dallas County listen to candidate Tom Fiegen

Democrats in Dallas County listen to candidate Tom Fiegen

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SW Iowa Needs Your Help – Help Elect Steve Adams in House District 23 Special Election

There is a volunteer opportunity to help out a candidate in Southwest Iowa in District 23, which is Mills, Fremont and most of Montgomery. This is for Steve Adams who is running for a special election race on Tuesday, Feb. 3.
Callers will meet and mingle before and make calls on his behalf. It can be a challenge to organize in rural Iowa, but we know that the party and dedication knows no county lines. We will have lists and coffee and hot chocolate for callers.
Phone calling at Grounds for Celebration Beaver Avenue.
Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday February 2 at 5:00 p.m.
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Upcoming Events


  • Mar. 2 at 6:00 pm-Off year caucus at Adel Public Library, 303 S. 10th St., Adel


  • Apr. 6 at 6:30 pm-Central Committee meeting with newly elected officers (now at Adel Public Library)
  • Apr. 28 at 6:00 pm-Spring fundraiser, Waukee Community Center, 675 Walnut St., Waukee (featured speaker-Tom Fiegen candidate for U.S. Senate


  • May 4 at 6:30 pm- Central Committee meeting, Adel Public Library
  • May 26 at 6:30 pm-Social gathering (location, speaker to be announced)


  • June 1 at 6:30 pm- Central Committee meeting, Adel Public Library
  • June 30 at 6:30 pm-Social gathering (location, speaker to be announced)
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Rescheduled Central Committee Meeting

Monday’s rescheduled Central Committee Meeting for the Dallas County Democrats will be at the Raccoon Valley House in Adel at 7:30 p.m.

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Dallas County Central Committee Postponed Until January 12.

Due to the forecast winter storm, the January meeting is postponed until Mon., Jan. 12. The location will be announced soon.

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Democratic volunteer Ray Clark passes away

Long time Democratic activist and Central Committee member Ray Clark passed away. Below is his obituary and details for services.


Raymond C. Clark, 89, of Waukee died peacefully at Adel Acres Care Center on December 18, 2014. Born in 1925 in Tabor, Iowa, the son of Raymond W. and Hazel ( Farrel) Clark, he was a graduate of Tabor High School and Tarkio College. Ray married Virginia Secor on July 7, 1949, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and they enjoyed 50 years together. Ray’s adult working life began with the YMCA ( Waterloo, Des Moines and West Des Moines), and he retired from Sears.

Ray’s sense of civic engagement was strong, and he loved nothing more than serving the Waukee and Dallas County communities. He was elected to the Waukee School Board, the Waukee City Council and the DMACC Board of Directors, and campaigned for passage of local school and library bond measures. Ray and his wife Virginia were strong advocates for the Waukee Public Library, helping it to keep up with the needs of a growing community. Party politics was a big part of Ray’s life, whether through engaging in political debate or performing routine campaign tasks.

Ray is survived by his children, Thomas ( Jill) Clark and Sarah ( John F. Thomas) Clark; grandchildren, Levi ( Emily) Clark and Raymond ( Elizabeth) Clark; and great grandsons Caleb and Andrew. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral services will be held at 1: 00 p. m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Ernst Funeral Home, 80 NE Dartmoor, Waukee, with burial at the Waukee Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening, from 6: 00- 8:00 p. m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Waukee Public Library Foundation’s butterfly garden fund or to the Tabor Historical Society. Visit www. ernstfuneralhome. com to read Raymond’s full obituary.

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Campaign Volunteers

Dallas County Democrats and campaign volunteers Art and Lela Behn of Adel were recognized for their countless hours of service when Michelle Obama was in Des Moines during the campaign.

Michelle Obama

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Appel Helps Open Campaign Office in Perry

0084e1Dallas County Democrats are excited to open the coordinated campaign office in Perry. With one month until the election, county Democrats are organized and continuing to work on getting out the vote. Wednesday’s event included Staci Appel and Steve Roe, candidate for House District#20. The Perry office will be open to support local candidates from now until election day. It is located at 803 First Avenue.


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