Below is a list of announced Democratic candidates for public office in Dallas County and Iowa, We encourage our supporters and website visitors to visit the below candidate’s websites and learn more about them:



Find out who is running for School Board in your Dallas County District here!


Governorship: Announced and declared candidates:

Dr. Andy McGuire – Former Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party

Jon Neiderbach – Former Des Moines School Board Member and candidate for the 2014 State Auditor.

Nate Boulton – Current State Senator from Des Moines serving his first term in office

John Norris – former chief of staff for Governor Vilsack, former candidate for IA-02

Fred Hubbell – Real Estate Businessman, Father, Husband, Community Leader

Cathy Glasson – Nurse, Union Member, Progressive voice for working Iowans


Third Congressional District Candidates:

Austin Frerick – Former Economist for the Obama admin. Winterset resident and community leader

Pete D’Alessandro – Democratic political operative who ran Bernie Sander’s 2016 Iowa campaign, exploring possible run for congress

Dr. Rev. Paul Knupp – Psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines

Cindy Axne – Small business owner, mother, wife and activist from Polk County

Heather Ryan – South Side Des Moines Democratic past Chair and activist

Theresa Greenfield – small business owner, exploring possible run for congress


Secretary of State Candidates:

Deidre DeJear – 3rd congressional district Democratic Affirmative Action Chair, local Des Moines activist and Drake Alum

Jim Mowrer – former candidate for Iowa’s 3 and 4th congressional districts, Veteran and life long Iowan