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Press Release - Obama Campaign Announces the Support of 46 Women Serving in Elective Office in Iowa

November 16, 2007

Des Moines, IA -- The Obama for America campaign today announced the support of 46 women serving in elective office in Iowa. Obama's announcement comes on the heels of a widely praised speech at the Iowa Jefferson Jackson dinner, another strong debate performance, and a decision by UAW Region 4 to throw their support behind his campaign.

"Barack Obama has spent his career bringing people together to solve problems," Jasper County Recorder Nancy Parrott said. "He is exactly what we need after two terms of George Bush - a President that can actually unite our country around a common purpose."

The list of endorsements included four Iowa State Representatives - Reps. Helen Miller, Elesha Gayman, Janet Petersen and Pam Jochum. Obama received the support of women living in 26 counties across the state.

"We need to nominate a Democrat like Senator Obama that can not only attract votes from Democrats, but also Republicans and Independents to win the election, and build a coalition that can actually govern," State Representative Pam Jochum said. "Senator Obama proved at the JJ dinner that he can inspire the American people and call them to action, which is why his candidacy gives me hope and I'm supporting him."

"What women in Iowa and all across America are looking for is a candidate who leads by principle and conviction who can bring the country together to forge consensus," Obama said. "They're tired of Washington gridlock and polarization that has kept us from making any progress on the challenges our country faces, and understand that we need to elect a President who will bring about change we can believe in."

Yesterday, delegates of United Auto Workers Region 4, which includes 30,000 members and retirees in Iowa, voted to support Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign. The group announced its overwhelming support at the close of a weeklong conference where seven of the major Democratic presidential candidates addressed the group earlier this week. UAW members said Obama's ability to unite the country makes him the strongest candidate in the Democratic field and vowed to use the group's widely respected organizational muscle to help him do well in the first-in-the-nation caucuses.

Below is the list of supporters:

First Name

Last Name

Office

County Name

Susan

Olesen

Nodaway Valley Community School Board

Adair

Debra

Henkle

Mayor of Cincinnatti

Appanoose

Dawn

Flickinger

Garrison City Council

Benton

Kathy

Tranel

Vinton School Board

Benton

Lila

Kruse

Boone City Council

Boone

Jacinta

Hart

West Branch School Board

Cedar

Susan

Breitbach

Chickasaw County Treasurer

Chickasaw

Linda

Orr

Clayton County Treasurer

Clayton

Brenda

Buck

Lee County Treasurer

Des Moines

Karla

Braig

Dubuque City Council

Dubuque

Pam

Jochum

Iowa State Representative

Dubuque

Pamela

Hayes

Webster City School Board

Hamilton

Deborah

Leksell

Hamilton County Treasurer

Hamilton

Tracy

Muth

Woden-Crystal School Board

Hancock

Kathi

Berry

Salem City Council

Henry

Elizabeth

Momany

Amana School Board

Iowa

Candi

Schmieder

Marengo City Council

Iowa

Robyn

Friedman

Lamb's Grove City Council

Jasper

Nancy

Parrott

Jasper County Recorder

Jasper

Amy

Correia

Iowa City City Council

Johnson

Mary-Eileen

Larsen

Lone Tree City Council

Johnson

Sally

Robbins

Lone Tree School Board

Johnson

Sara

Curtis

Algona City Council

Kossuth

Julia

Logan

Keokuk School Board

Lee

Lu

Barron

Linn County Supervisor

Linn

Judy

Goldberg

Cedar Rapids School Board

Linn

Linda

Langston

Linn County Supervisor

Linn

Gretchen

Holcomb

Winterset School Board

Madison

Cherie

Miner

Griswold Community School Board

Montgomery

Pamela

Smith

Emmetsburg City Council

Palo Alto

Teree

Caldwell-Johnson

Des Moines School Board

Polk

Angela

Connolly

Polk County Supervisor

Polk

Janet

Petersen

Iowa State Representative

Polk

Paula

Walzer

Mayor of Sheldahl

Polk

Harriett

Dickey-Chasins

Grinnell School Board

Poweshiek

Beverly

Rens

Brooklyn School Board President

Poweshiek

Wanda

Sims

Grinnell School Board

Poweshiek

Karen

Fitzsimmons-Walton

Scott County Auditor

Scott

Mary

Gallin

Scott County Supervisor

Scott

Elesha

Gayman

Iowa State Representative

Scott

Molly

Regan

Scott County Soil and Water District Commissioner

Scott

Dana

Smith

Buffalo City Council

Scott

Jeanette

Wildermuth

Blue Grass City Council

Scott

Patricia

Zamora

Davenport School Board

Scott

Cynthia (Cyd)

Dyer

Indianola School Board

Warren

Helen

Miller

Iowa State Representative

Webster

Barack Obama, Press Release - Obama Campaign Announces the Support of 46 Women Serving in Elective Office in Iowa Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/292446

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