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Our People2019-01-07T17:24:22+00:00

Troy Price
Troy PriceChair
Troy Price was elected Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party in July of 2017. Troy Price is a longtime Iowa political operative and strategist as well as a vocal LGBT rights advocate. Raised in Durant, Iowa, Troy has held positions in various campaigns and causes around Iowa since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2004.

Troy has worked for Governor Vilsack and Lt. Gov. Pederson, Governor Culver and Lt. Gov. Judge. He headed Iowa’s largest LGBT advocacy group, One Iowa and has worked behind the scenes as political director for President Obama’s Iowa re-election campaign and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. He has also served as the Iowa Democratic Party’s executive director.

Andrea Phillips
Andrea Phillips1st Vice Chair
Andrea Phillips was elected 1st Vice Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party in January of 2017. She was a candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives for District 37 (northern Ankeny) in 2016. Before moving to Iowa in 2009 to raise her family, Andrea lived and worked in China for a decade. She served three terms on the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, where she worked to improve their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, including community outreach, environmental stewardship, and employee health and safety. While she was working abroad, Andrea also co-founded Shanghai International Family Magazine. Her professional background is in marketing, market research, and community relations.
June Owens
June Owens2nd Vice Chair
June Owens was elected 3rd Vice Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party in January of 2017, and since has moved up to serve as 2nd Vice Chair. A strong proponent of diversity, June is proud to be the first African American woman to serve as a Vice Chair for the Iowa Democratic Party. Engaged in various levels of Democratic politics, June has served as a Precinct Captain on several campaigns and also serves as a Precinct Leader. In February 2016, June was elected to serve as Affirmative Action Chair for the Polk County Democratic Party. In 2016, June had the fortune to utilize her organizing and party building skills to serve in the Iowa Headquarters for Secretary Hillary Clinton as well as staff on the Mowrer for Congress Campaign. A Des Moines resident, June is a member of several organizations including, but not limited to: the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Kevin Geiken
Executive Director, IDP
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Melissa Watson
Chief Financial Officer
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Jacob Becklund
Senate Campaign Director
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Tess Seger
Communications Director (Press Contact)
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Jonah Hermann
Digital Director
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Erika Bartlett
Finance Director
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Blair Lawton
Party Affairs Director
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Eva Mitchell
Data Director
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State Central Committee Members

Shefali Aurora, Jan Bauer, Christina Blackcloud, Bill Brauch, Scott Brennan, Bonnie Brown, Holly Brown, Colleen Caldwell, Mary Jane Cobb, Robin Covington, Catherine Crist, Ryan Drew, Jeremy Dumkrieger, Lutisha Dumkrieger, Lindsey Ellickson, Ray Feuss, Araceli ‘Sally’ Goode, Olivia Habinck, Tanner Halleran, Shawn Harmsen, Kelli Harrison, Ron Healey, Holly Herbert, Holly Herbert, Jean Hessburg, Pete Hird, Danny Homan, Laura Hubka, Glenn Hurst, Melinda Jones, Jon Klein, Nick Kruse, Pat Loeffler, Karen Mackey, Amanda Malaski, Paula Martinez, John McCormally, Carl McPherson, Annaleah Moore, Doug Neys, Marty O’Boyle, Mark Olberding, Larry Olk, Sandy Opstvedt, June Owens, Shelley Parbs, Jean Pardee, Kyla Paterson, Chris Petersen, Melissa Peterson, Andrea Phillips, Jordan Pope, Troy Price, Landra Reece, Allison Ritchie, Penny Rosfjord, Don Ruby, Ken Sagar, Emma Schmit, Rosemary Schwartz, Terryl ‘Terry’ Stewart, Allison ‘Sunny’ Story, Ruth Thompson, Steve Villatoro, Tammy Wawro, Janice Weiner, Al Womble, Al Womble, Jamie Woods, and Joey Zahorik

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