The Iowa Democratic Party announced today that Kevin Geiken will serve as the new Executive Director of the Party. Geiken is a native of Butler and Franklin counties who attended Iowa State University and has been involved in Iowa politics for over a decade. Kevin worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns, in addition to working for Organizing for America. Geiken served as Deputy Executive Director for the Iowa Democratic Party during the 2014 cycle. Kevin has also worked for a variety of progressive and non-profit clients as a public affairs strategist and event producer. Geiken formerly served as Rules Co-Chair for the Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee.
“Kevin is one of the most talented organizers and political strategists I have ever worked with in my career,” said IDP Chair Derek Eadon. “I have had a chance to work with Kevin on several projects and his experience and approach are exactly what our party needs right now. Kevin is respected across the state, and he is a nationally renowned trainer and organizer. He has trained hundreds of staff and volunteers in the state and is a natural leader that will help this party move forward united.
“I would also like to thank outgoing Executive Director Ben Foecke for his service and devotion to the party. Ben has worked for the Iowa Democratic Party for 12 years and is one of the reasons our party is as strong as it is today. Ben has selflessly shepherded the party through multiple, tough election cycles, and he is one of the most professional and dedicated leaders I have worked with. The Iowa Democratic Party is stronger because of Ben Foecke. After a well-deserved break, I look forward to seeing what projects he will tackle next.”