Following last night’s highly successful School Board elections, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price released the following statement:
“We want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the Democrats and progressive Iowans who earned a place on their local School Boards last night. These dedicated Iowans will help fight for our teachers, our schools, and – most importantly – our students and their futures.
Yesterday, Iowans also voted to reject the backwards policies of the Iowa GOP and Kim Reynolds. Nearly every union-backed candidate, even when facing incumbents, succeeded last night – demonstrating that Iowans do not support the dangerous changes made to our collective bargaining laws. We also saw voters in Fairfield once again reject divisive attacks on transgender students.
Across the state, we saw Iowans stand up for public education. These victories are owed to local organizing and neighbor-to-neighbor outreach, and this is only the beginning. Democrats are ready to win at the municipal level this November, then take back seats from the Statehouse to the Courthouse in 2018.”