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The day before Hillary's appearance in Decorah, members of the Winn Dems met for a potluck at Phelps Park.
Eighty-seven year old Doyle Gorden's remarks at the August 27th Central Committee Meeting on " Why I am a Democrat" were enthusiastically received. Among other comments, Doyle said that in his life he has been a believer in science and Democrats believe in science. Doyle has been an active Winneshiek County Democrat for over 25 years. He and his wife, Marjorie reside in rural Castalia. Any registered Democrat is welcome to attend the Central Committee meetings and the calendar has the dates.
The 2016 election season has begun for Winneshiek County Democrats. In the past weeks three candidates have delivered speeches to local Democrats. Shown above: Matt Tapscott, chairing our Winneshiek County Democratic Caucus. Recording secretary Carl Haakenstad recording minutes.
Monica Vernon, candidate for the First Congressional District spoke at a fundraiser for the County Democrats (Shown above with husband and Jim Dale. See more images below.). She emphasized the need for a progressive leader to help all Americans with issues, such as an increase in the minimum wage.
Also running for the First District seat, Ravi Patel (second from the left in photo) spoke to Democrats at the all county caucus. He cited the need for a fresh perspective in Washington and his ability to attract young voters.
The third candidate was Tom Fiegen who will run in the race for the Senate. Tom talked about his experience as a lawyer helping farmers during the farm crisis. He also supports pay equity and the need for a strong education system.
At the caucus Democrats also set in motion the beginning of plans for victory in 2016.
Winneshiek Democrats met for fun and conversation to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Sunday March 15 at the home of Sue and Doug Burks.