The final version of the Johnson County Democrats Platform 2010 is now available on this web site.
February 24, 2010
The Johnson County Democratic Convention of 2010 will be held at West High School Saturday March 13.
Convention begins at 9:00, registration begins at 8:00.
Officials for the convention that that will be nominated by the Rules committee:
Co-Chairs: Mary Mascher, Dave Tingwald
Parlimentarian: Janet Lyness
Secretary: Carl Fongheiser
Timekeeper: Brian Flaherty
Sargeants at Arms: The JC supervisors
January 25, 2010
The Convention Committees for the Johnson County which were elected at the Caucuses on Saturday will all meet in the auditorium of the Coralville Public Library at 10:00 Saturday morning January 30.
This includes the Platform Committee and the “Committee on Committees”.
After check in and a few comments to all, the Committee on Committees will divide into subcommittees and continue to organize in the auditorium. The Platform Committee will go to Meeting Room A of the library
The Committee on Committees will be divided into three committees: Arrangements, Credentials, and Rules and Nominations. Then these will meet separately in parts of the auditorium to organize and plan future meetings and communications. In all, this should be completed by 10:30 or 10:45. The Auditorium is available until noon.
The Platform meeting might to last until noon. At that meeting instructions and background will be given and members will organize into subcommittees according to issue preference.
December 2, 2009
Roxanne Conlin, Tom Fiegen and Bob Krause are the
three announced Democratic candidates for U. S. Senate for the seat currently
held by Sen. Charles Grassley. Each will address a Special Convention of
the Johnson County Democrats Thursday December 3.
The public is welcomed and encouraged to hear them speak. One does
not need to be a convention delegate or alternate to attend. Hearing and
meeting these candidates will provide a unique up-close preview opportunity
of this important 2010 statewide race.
Special Convention will begin at 7 p.m. December 3 in the Buchanan
Auditorium (Room W10) Pappajohn Business Building, 21 E. Market St.,
(Main Campus) University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Registration of delegates
and alternates begins at 6:30.
The Convention itself is expected to last about an hour. The Senate
Candidates will speak at the beginning of the program. The business of the
Convention will follow—nomination of a Democratic candidate for County
Supervisor. This candidate will run in a Special Election January 19 for the
vacancy left by the passing of County Supervisor Larry Meyers.
Special Convention is a reconvening of the 2008 Johnson County Conven-
tion. There were 343 delegates and 464 alternates to that convention and
all will automatically be delegates or alternates, respectively, for the Special
Convention. It is anticipated to be the largest gathering of local Democrats
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Iowa Democrats and the
Johnson County Democrats.
November 30, 2009
The Credentials Committee will hold a public meeting in the E. Jean Schwab
Auditorium at the Coralville Public Library on Tuesday December 1, 2009 at
7:00 p.m. to resolve a credentials challenge.