Democrats elect Dvorsky chair

Late Monday the Iowa Democratic Party issued a news release about something that happened last Sunday, so I’m getting to it late Tuesday afternoon. 

SCC Elects Dvorsky Chair, Kiernan 1st Vice Chair
DES MOINES, IA – Last night, the Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee unanimously elected acting-Chair Sue Dvorsky as Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party.  She has been acting-Chair since June 10, 2010 after Michael Kiernan stepped down due to personal health reasons.  Kiernan was unanimously elected 1st Vice Chair last night, as well.

“I’m honored to be accepting this position,” Dvorsky said. “Michael Kiernan laid a fantastic groundwork for this election season. Along with the staff and our volunteers, I will carry out the charge: re-elect Governor Culver and our Democratic members of Congress, elect Roxanne Conlin, Bill Maske and Matt Campbell, and maintain our majorities in the State House and Senate.”

Sue Dvorsky, 55, recently retired from teaching special education in Iowa City for 30 years.  She was instrumental in Tom Vilsack’s historic election in 1998 and has been a tireless advocate for Democrats her entire life. She lives in Coralville with her husband Senator Bob Dvorsky and their daughters Ann and Caroline.

Michael Kiernan, 35, was elected Chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party in February of 2009 and served until resigning in June of 2010. Kiernan ran Governor Chet Culver’s campaign for Secretary of State before serving two successful terms as an At-Large Councilman in Des Moines. He was born and raised in Madison County, Iowa.

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