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Sanders Campaign Press Release - Progressive Leaders In All 99 Iowa Counties Endorse Bernie Sanders

September 25, 2019

DES MOINES -- Following the conclusion of the Iowa "Bernie Beats Trump" tour, Bernie 2020 today announced endorsements from community leaders and activists in all 99 Iowa counties. The group represents community leaders and activists fighting for Medicare for All, tuition-free college, a Green New Deal and repealing right to work in Iowa by strengthening unions.

This weekend, the Bernie 2020 Iowa field staff and volunteers hosted over 165 "Plan to Win" parties statewide where community leaders and party activists were trained on how to organize their communities and expand voter outreach.

"In 2016, the political revolution was sparked here in Iowa when thousands of working people came together in a show of grassroots strength to say that we should create a government and an economy that works for all of us and we're happy to say that in 2019, our grassroots movement is stronger than ever," said Iowa Bernie 2020 State Director Misty Rebik. "Taking on the corporations and special interests that have a stranglehold on our economy is tough work but I'm confident that the power of this statewide network of grassroots organizers can defeat them and deliver us a victory on caucus night."

The slate of Iowa endorsements includes:

Adair County
Carmen Hawley - Legal Secretary and Adair County Activist

Adams County
Mike Miller - Labor Activist and Retired American Postal Workers Union member 

Allamakee County
Irene Lewey - Retired Retail Worker Allamakee County Democratic Activist  

Appanoose County
Karen Garland - Appanoose County Democratic Activist 

Audubon County 
Nathaniel Stephens - Social Worker 

Benton County 
Daniel McDonald - Benton County Democratic Activist

Black Hawk County
Laura and Daren Adams - Disability Activists

Boone County 
April Burch - Boone County Soil and Water Commissioner

Bremer County 
Teresa Meyer -  Registered Nurse and Board of Trustees; Hawkeye Community College

Buchanan County 
Kayla Norman - Community Activist and In-Home Caregiver

Buena Vista County 
Topiz Martinez - Small Business Owner and Political Activist

Butler County 
Garry Krull - Retired Carpenter and Butler County Activist 

Calhoun County 
Emma Schmidt - Democratic Party State Central Committee Member 

Carroll County 
Troy Hofer - Carroll County Activist 

Cass County 
Natalia Ramirez - Cass County Democratic Activist

Cedar County 
David Johnson - Former West Branch City Council Member 

Cerro Gordo County 
Chris Petersen - Farming and Agriculture Activist 

Cherokee County
Molly Stines - Student Activist  

Chickasaw County 
Gatlin Anderson - Chickasaw County Activist and Bernie 2016 Delegate

Clarke County 
Donna Aschan - Right to a Secure Retirement Activist

Clay County 
Jay Lyon - Clay County Activist 

Clayton County 
Jeremy Bergan - Clayton County Democratic Activist 

Clinton County 
Jay Saxon - Retired Political Coordinator; Steelworkers Local 105

Crawford County 
Jessie Rasmussen - Student Activist 

Dallas County
Joseph Arceneaux - Dallas County Activist 

Davis County 
Kevan Bogert - Township Clerk; Drakesville

Decatur County 
Stacey Ramsey - Information Security Analyst and Decatur County Activist 

Delaware County
Brett Hutchinson - Delaware County Democratic Activist 

Des Moines County 
Ryan Rogers - Des Moines County Activist 

Dickinson County 
William Froendt - Medicare for All Activist

Dubuque County
Briana Moss -  Dubuque County Democrats Central Committee Member 

Emmet County 
Sarah and Alan Morphew - Small Business Owners and Emmet County Activists

Fayette County 
Hannah Frederick - Fayette County Democratic Activist 

Floyd County 
Ethan Vorhes - Farming and Agriculture Activist

Franklin County 
Devin Brown - Foundry Specialist and Franklin County Activist

Fremont County 
Lauri Lincoln - Fremont County Democratic Activist

Greene County 
Bradley Tronchetti - Farmer and Activist 

Grundy County 
Jill Stumberg - Social Worker 

Guthrie County 
Amber Lopez - Guthrie County Activist 

Hamilton County 
Steven Pahl - Former Chairman of United Auto Workers Local 442

Hancock County 
Patricia Frayne - Medicare for All Activist 

Hardin County 
Nick Schutt - Farming and Agriculture Activist 

Harrison County 
Heather Pearson - Climate Change Organizer

Henry County 
Daniel Clark - Henry County Activist 

Howard County 
Sue George - Rural Activist 

Humboldt County 
Betty Conlon - Democratic Party Activist

Ida County 
Allan Yeager - Ida County Democratic Activist 

Iowa County 
McKenna McCaw - Iowa County Democratic Activist 

Jackson County 
Sandra Gilliart - Jackson County Activist 

Jasper County 
Linda Christenson -Jasper County Activist 

Jefferson County 
Diane Rosenberg - Social Justice Activist Factory Farm Fighter

Johnson County 
Jon Green - Lone Tree Mayor
Tom Carsner - Union Steward American Federation of Teachers 

Jones County 
Markie Camp - Jones County Community Activist 

Keokuk County 
Melody Jarrard - Keokuk County Democratic Activist 

Kossuth County 
Melissa Fox - Medicare for All Activist 

Lee County 
Carrie Duncan - Labor Activist and member of IAMAW Local 1010 

Linn County 
Eldon Wohlleben - Former School Board Member - Linn-Mar Community School District

Louisa County 
Julie Briggs - Registered Nurse and Louisa County Activist 

Lucas County 
Genasee Post - Hy-Vee Warehouse Worker and Lucas County Activist 

Lyon County 
Lisa Stevens - Lyon County Democratic Activist 

Madison County 
Wade Lester - Madison County Democratic Activist and IBEW Local 347 member

Mahaska County 
Kaitlin Trainer - Kindergarten Teacher and Mahaska County Activist 

Marion County 
Heather Cadwell - Education Activist 

Marshall County 
Ramona Chavez-Lopez - Immigration Activist

Mills County 
Trevor Yilk - Mills County Activist

Mitchell County
Neil Miller - Medicare for All Activist  

Monona County 
Jennifer Kennedy - Student Activist 

Monroe County 
Riley Waters - Monroe County Activist and IBEW Local 13 member 

Montgomery County 
Jennifer Horner - Montgomery County Democratic Activist 

Muscatine County 
Alexis Huscko - Muscatine County Activist 

O’Brien County 
Caleb Schreurs - Student Activist

Osceola County 
Scott Arneson - Osceola County Democratic Activist 

Page County 
Laura Tumak-Hickey - Rural Activist 

Palo Alto County 
Jane Schnieders - Farming Activist 

Plymouth County 
Carson Reimenschneider - Plymouth County Activist 

Pocahontas County 
Joseph Hereid - Pocahontas County Democratic Activist 

Polk County 
Patrick Bourgeacq Pinzón - Academic Director and Community Leader

Pottawattamie County 
Pat Coffman - Nursing Home Program Coordinator and Health Care Activist

Poweshiek County 
Jamie Nelson - Community Education Activist and NEA member

Ringgold County 
Mark Edwards - Campaign Finance Reform Activist 

Sac County 
Robert Theulen - Sac County Democratic Activist 

Scott County 
Maria Bribriesco - Former Deputy State Director for LULAC-Iowa

Shelby County
Laura Anderson - Workers Rights Activist  

Sioux County 
Jessica Butler - Rural Activist

Story County
Brenda Brink - Clean Water Activist  

Tama County 
Margaret Rebik - Retired Vice President of UFCW 1149 

Taylor County
Lara Schenck - Community Organizer  

Union County
Deb Marlin - Small Business Owner and Health Care Activist  

Van Buren County 
Kurt Mielke - Van Buren County Democratic Activist 

Wapello County 
Loma Benge - Health Care Activist

Warren County 
James Insley - Farming Activist

Washington County 
Gabrielle Frederick - Kalona School Board Member

Wayne County 
Dylan Jones - Teacher and Community Activist 

Webster County 
Dave Haynes - Webster County Democratic Activist 

Winnebago County 
Micah Heimdlal - Glass Installer and Winnebago County Activist 

Winneshiek County 
Ellen Rockne - Small Business Owner and Arts Activist

Woodbury County
Jacqueline Becke - Woodbury County Democratic Activist 

Worth County 
Jim Berge - Former Worth County Democratic Party Chair

Wright County 
James Bird - Climate Change and Health Care Activist

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