Delaney Endorses 22 Democratic Candidates for the Iowa House


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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Delaney Endorses 22 Democratic Candidates for the Iowa House


DES MOINES – Today, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) endorsed 22 Iowa candidates in a press conference with Iowa House Democratic Leader, Mark Smith, and candidates Jennifer Konfrst (HD-43), Karin Derry (HD-39), Kristin Sunde (HD-42) and Kenan Judge (HD-44). These endorsements are part of Delaney’s Focus on the Future Initiative, an effort to get Democratic candidates elected at local, state and federal levels.

“I’m proud to endorse these future-focused Democratic candidates who will bring new ideas and problem solving to the Iowa State House,” said Congressman Delaney. “We need new leaders who will put their constituents ahead of their party and bring a common-sense approach to governing. With the right message and a commitment to progress, we can flip the legislature blue and bring democratic solutions to Iowa. I will continue supporting good candidates who believe in the enduring American ideals of unity and common purpose.”

Last month, Delaney endorsed 20 New Hampshire State House and Senate candidates.

This week, Delaney will make his 14th trip to Iowa for a multi-day, multi-county swing through the state during which he will speak at The Des Moines Register’s Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair, headline the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding and conclude his 99-county tour.

Here is the list of endorsed candidates:


      Rep. Scott Ourth, Ackworth, HD-26

      Rep. Charlie McConkey, Council Bluffs, HD-15, @CharlieMcConkey


      Kristin Sunde, West Des Moines, HD-42, @SundeforIowa

      Jennifer Konfrst, Windsor Heights, HD-43, @KonfrstForHouse

      Karin Derry, Johnston, HD-39, @KarinDerry4Iowa

      Molly Donahue, Cedar Rapids, HD-68, @MDonahueforIA

      Jean Simpson, Davenport, HD-92, @Simpson4Iowa

      Laura Liegois, Muscatine, HD-91, @LauraLiegois

      Kayla Koether, Decorah, HD-55, @KaylaForIowa

      Heather Matson, Ankeny, HD-38, @MatsonForHouse

      Megan Srinivas, Fort Dodge, HD-09, @Megan4Iowa

      Lori Egan, Waukon, HD-56, @Egan4IAHouse

      Nancy Fett, Dubuque, HD-57, @FettforIowa

      Dave Williams, Cedar Falls, HD-60, @Williams4Iowa

      Jeff Kurtz, Fort Madison, HD-83

      Eric Gjerde, Cedar Rapids, HD-67, @EricForIowa

      David Weaver, Rippey, HD-47, @weaverforiowa

      Kenan Judge, Waukee, HD-44, @Kenan4Iowa

      James Uhlenkamp, Mount Ayr, HD-24, @Uhlenkamp4Iowa

      Denise O’Brien, Atlantic, HD-21, @Obrienfor21

      Dennis Evans, Reinback, HD-50

      Peter Leo, Manning, HD-12, @PeopleforPeter


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