PURPOSE

The Polk County Democratic Party serves to elect Democrats in Polk County, the State of Iowa, the third congressional district and the nation. Our purpose also includes working to sustain and advance the principles of social justice and democracy and to uphold civil rights, civil liberties, and constitutional government.

STRUCTURE

All Democrats in Polk County are represented by the Central Committee, which is comprised of two elected precinct representatives from each of the 183 precincts in Polk County. The Central Committee elects a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer as executive officers.

Click for: 2017 Platform Report

Click for: 2016 Polk County Platform , minority_reports , Submitted resolutions passed to District

Click for: Passed Resolutions 3.26.15

Click for: PCCC Structure and By-Laws 5.15.17

POLK COUNTY PARTY LEADERS:

  •  Sean Bagniewski, Chair      seanbagniewski@outlook.com     515-556-9111
  •  Rachel Lunsford, Vice Chair    rachel.a.lunsford@gmail.com      703-855-4446
  • Judge Thumbnail John Judge, Treasurer   johnandmaryjojudge@gmail.com
  • Kerry Headshot Kerry Bowen, Secretary    kfb330@aol.com

POLK COUNTY PARTY STAFF:

POLK COUNTY SUBCOMMITTEES

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION & OUTREACH
Chair – June Owens       Vice Chair – Joel Potter
Responsibilities: Plan and implement affirmative action and outreach programs.

COMMUNICATIONS
Chair – Rachel Lunsford
Responsibilities: Develop newsletters, Blog, website and other communications.

ELECTION/GOTV
Chair –
Responsibilities: Plan and implement a comprehensive voter registration and absentee ballot program, train and assist Central Committee members in precinct organizing, and assist Central Committee with candidate recruitment.

EVENTS
Chair  – Kim Boggus and Lindsay Paulson
Responsibilities: Organize and implement social and fundraising events.

HISTORICAL
Chair – Bob Mulqueen
Responsibilities: Document and provide history of the Polk County Democratic Party in Iowa.

MEMBERSHIP
Chair – Max Knauer and Dylan Funk
Responsibilitie: Organize, develop and maintain strong participation on the Central Committee

PLATFORM
Chair – Bill Brauch, Secretary – Carl Olsen
Responsibilities
The duties of the Platform Committees following conventions may include but are not limited to:

  1. Research of public statements, voting records, and performance of official duties of elected officials within their constituencies;
  2. Factual research and development of proposals for legislative action in keeping with the Iowa Democratic Party Platform;
  3. Gathering information on the developing senses of priorities of active Democrats within their constituencies and giving guidance to the Democratic Leadership and to the Democratic Legislators from within their constituencies regarding such priorities and legislative developments;
  4.  Making preliminary preparations for the next caucus/convention process of platform development.

In these efforts, the Platform Committee shall work in close cooperation with their corresponding Central Committee and elected Democratic legislators and other public officials.