Category Archives: Politics

Royceann Porter Won Special Election

I hadn’t heard of Royceann Porter until she was considered to be the Democratic nominee to fill the seat on the Johnson County Board of supervisors left by the death of Kurt Friese. Through hard work and effective organizing she … Continue reading

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Note to my Congressman

Dave, Congratulations on your reelection last month and thanks for the conversation after the Second District convention. My wish list is brief, here it is. Create a process to audit where defense dollars go. We are spending a lot on … Continue reading

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Fair Redistricting Makes for Fair Elections

The 2018 Midterm elections are over and I’m happy about the outcome. I live in Big Grove Precinct, nestled around Lake Macbride, and here Fred Hubbell beat Kim Reynolds by two votes of 1,107 cast in the governor’s race. Why … Continue reading

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Royceann Porter Democrat for County Supervisor

Last night Johnson County Democrats nominated Iowa City resident Royceann Porter for the Dec. 18 special election for county supervisor. I support her candidacy for two reasons. She is a Democrat who won the nomination in an open process, and … Continue reading

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IDP and the 2018 Midterms

Part of me wants to get outside my wheelhouse and talk about the Iowa Democratic Party’s performance during the just finished midterm elections. Part of me does not. After the last presidential election I had some specific ideas about how … Continue reading

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Did Big Grove Swing Back?

There was only one new face at the Democratic election night call center for Big Grove and Solon Precincts. Five of the six of us are regulars at this biennial event. Six people doesn’t seem like many but between us … Continue reading

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After the 2018 Midterms

According to a screen time app my mobile device addiction moved from obsessed to habitual after the election. That sounds somewhat better, although I am not fully recovered now that voting is done. I was coughing like a fiend during … Continue reading

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