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27 Mar
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Dallas County: fifth-fastest-growing county in America

Local GOP leaders encourage civic engagement

ADEL, Iowa—Republican Party of Dallas County leaders encourage residents to engage with political and policy issues in their communities as new data reinforces that pro-growth GOP policies have contributed to the county’s rapid rise in population.

The Associated Press reported that Dallas County is the fifth-fastest-growing county in the nation, citing the U.S. Census bureau’s latest figures. The federal government released a report last week showing that from July 1, 2015, to July 1, 2016, Dallas County’s population grew by 4.6 percent. The county population increased by more than 27 percent since 2010.

“Companies, families and workers are moving to Dallas County in droves in no small part because of the leadership of our county officials, state legislators and business leaders. They understand that a low tax rate, sound budgeting and efficient public services attract people to live, work and play in our communities,” said Dallas County GOP chair John Strathman. “We encourage everyone to get involved in their local communities and within the Dallas County GOP. Your voice and opinion matters and helps shape the future of this great Iowa county.”

Republicans hold seven of eight elected county offices—Supervisors Mark Hanson, Brad Golightly and Kim Chapman; Auditor Julia Helm, Recorder Chad Airhart, Sheriff Chad Leonard and Treasurer Mitch Hambleton. Republican Sens. Charles Schneider and Jake Chapman represent Dallas County residents in the state senate while Reps. Rob Taylor, Ralph Watts and Clel Baudler serve in the state house.

Records released in early March from the Iowa Secretary of State’s office show that Dallas County has 19,847 registered, active Republicans (37 percent of voters), 12,773 Democrats (24 percent) and 20,591 no party voters (38 percent).

As census data shows, Dallas County’s population increased more than 27 percent since 2010. During that time, GOP registered voters increased 46 percent while the overall increase in voters was 29 percent. In contrast, registered Democrats grew just 15 percent in the past seven years.

“We encourage those who care about Dallas County’s future—especially new residents—to engage with the Dallas County GOP at events, meetings and forums with elected officials,” said Patti Brown, the Dallas County GOP co-chair. “We are blessed to have great community leaders, fantastic schools, quality places to worship, wonderful recreational facilities, parks, and trails—which wouldn’t exist without civic-minded citizens and thoughtful public servants.”

The next election is a May 2 county-wide special election on a proposed law enforcement center. More information can be found at the County Auditor’s website and via a group supporting the measure at http://dallascountyvote.com. There’s no organized group opposing the referendum.

For more information and a calendar of events, please visit the Dallas County GOP’s website at http://dallascountygop.org.

About the Republican Party of Dallas County
Earlier this year the Dallas County GOP Central Committee elected John Strathman as chair, Patti Brown as co-chair, Phil Patterson as treasurer and Claire Mellick as secretary.

The Dallas County Republican Party stands for and represents a small, efficient government that is based on fiscally sound principals and is mindful of taxpayers’ money; quality public, private, and home school education that prepares our children to be tomorrow’s leaders; a business-friendly environment that encourages business development and growth; the entrepreneurial spirit that helps create jobs and opportunities for our citizens; and Iowa values that support strong communities and families.

27 Oct
0

Dallas County GOP: confirm polling places for Nov. 3 city elections

ADEL, Iowa — The Dallas County Republican Party encourages residents and voters to confirm their voting locations before Election Day—Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polling hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters may request absentee ballots until Fri., Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. They must be postmarked by Mon., Nov. 2. Voters may register to vote on Election Day with valid ID, and those who appear at an incorrect polling location will be instructed by precinct election officials as to which polling location they will need to go and vote.

Verification of your correct polling location can be obtained via the Iowa Secretary of State’s website: Look for the “City Elections” results after entering your address.

You may also contact the Dallas County Auditor’s Office at (515) 993-6914.

Below is a list of Dallas County voting precincts for the city election:

 City     Precinct(s)  Polling Place
 Adel  Adel  Adel Libary
 303 S. 10th St., Adel
 Bouton  Bouton  Bouton Community Center
 101 E. 1st St., Bouton
 Dallas Center  Dallas Center  First Presbyterian Church
 1204 13th St., Dallas Center
 Dawson  Dawson  Dawson Community Building
 208 S. 1st St., Dawson
 DeSoto  DeSoto  DeSoto United Methodist
 421 Dalas St., DeSoto
 Dexter  Dexter  Zion Lutheran Church
 209 Marshall St., Dexter
 Granger  Granger  Emmanuel United Methodist
 1910 Locust St., Granger
 Linden  Linden  Linden Lions Club
 104 S. Polk St., Linden
 Minburn  Minburn  United Methodist Church
 705 Chestnut St., Minburn
 Perry  Perry, Wards 1, 2 and 3  McCreary Community Building
 1800 Pattee St., Perry
 Redfield  Redfield  Redfield American Legion
 1116 Thomas St., Redfield
 Van Meter  Van Meter  Van Meter American Legion
 910 Main St., Van Meter
 Waukee  Waukee, Precinct 1  Immanuel Lutheran Church
 900 Warrior Ln., Waukee
 Waukee  Waukee, Precinct 2  Waukee Christian Church
 29043 T Ave., Waukee
 Waukee  Waukee, Precinct 3  Waukee Community Center
 675 Walnut St., Waukee
 Waukee  Waukee, Precinct 4  Westview Church
 1155 SE Boone Dr., Waukee
 Waukee  Waukee, Precinct 5  St. Boniface Church
 1200 Warrior Ln., Waukee
 Waukee  Waukee, Precinct 6  Waukee School Admin. Building
 560 SE University Ave., Waukee
 Woodward  Woodward  United Methodist Church
 108 W. 5th St., Woodward

Note: Residents of the unincorporated (rural) area of the county are not eligible to vote in city elections and regular election precincts that contain both unincorporated and incorporated territory are divided to include only the incorporated territory within the precinct. Also, some regular election precincts are consolidated for city elections. Clive, Grimes, Urbandale, and West Des Moines residents should contact the Polk County Elections Office at (515) 286-3250.

Google Map of precinct locations:

More information about the Dallas County city elections, including voting eligibility, candidate information, what will appear on the ballot and an election calendar are available via the Dallas County Auditor’s Office.

17 Oct
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Dallas County GOP announces Gov. Bobby Jindal as Fall Speaker Series keynote

WAUKEE, Iowa—Dallas County Republicans are pleased to announce Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as our keynote speaker for the upcoming Dallas County Fall Speaker Series on Fri., Oct. 23.

The event will be held at the Waukee Community Center at 675 Walnut Street in Waukee. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., and Gov. Jindal will address the crowd at 6:00 p.m.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Governor Jindal to Dallas County. We look forward to Governor Jindal sharing his vision for the future of the country with us,” said Dallas County GOP Chair Tyler De Haan.

Tickets to the event are $20 dollars. They can be purchased by registering at http://dallascountygop.eventbrite.com or by emailing info@dallascountygop.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $25 dollars the night of the event. Credentialed media may RSVP on Eventbrite.

The event will include refreshments and light snacks.

“We look forward to hosting Governor Jindal and continuing to share how limited government policies benefit Central Iowa families,” said Dallas County GOP Co-Chair John Strathman.

Dallas County Republicans plan to hold future events in the Fall Speaker Series later this year. The party hosted Sen. Marco Rubio at its Annual Steak Fry Dinner and Pie Auction in August. The Dallas County GOP also hosted a Spring Speakers Series earlier this year featuring Gov. Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Rick Santorum and Gov. Rick Perry.

01 Oct
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Dallas County GOP to participate in Iowa Youth Caucus

ADEL, Iowa—The Iowa Secretary of State’s Office, in conjunction with the Iowa Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Iowa, are organizing a statewide Iowa Youth Caucus.

The local event, organized by the Dallas County GOP in conjunction with the Dallas County Democrats, is scheduled for Thursday, November 19 at ADM High School, 801 Nile Kinnick Drive South, Adel, IA. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

The purpose of the Iowa Youth Caucus is to inform and engage students in the political process. Due to Iowa’s First-in-the-Nation status, we have a unique opportunity to play a major role in deciding the next President of the United States.

We hope that by conducting a caucus with students, they will understand how it works and the experience will move them to get involved in the actual Iowa Caucus when they reach eligible voting age.

The Iowa Youth Caucus is a purely bipartisan event. Students will participate in both a Republican and Democratic Caucus and cast votes for the presidential candidate of their choice in both parties. The results will be tallied at the site. Statewide vote totals will be reported that night by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate.

The Iowa Youth Caucus began as the Polk County High School Mock Caucus in 2013; a bi-
partisan event put on by the Polk County Democrats and the Republican Party of Polk County.

This year, in addition to expanding the Mock Caucus outside of Polk County, the parties have partnered this event with the Caucus 101 program implemented by the Secretary of State’s Office. Caucus 101 is a non-partisan, voluntary curriculum written by Iowa teachers for Iowa teachers to educate students about the Iowa Caucus. The curriculum is available online for anyone to use, at www.caucus101.com.

For more information on the statewide event contact:

Jeff Tomkowitz
Projects Coordinator
Office of Iowa Secretary of State
515-725-0427
Jeff.Tomkowitz@sos.iowa.gov

26 Jul
0

Sen. Marco Rubio Annouced as Keynote Speaker for Annual Steak Fry Event

VAN METER, Iowa—Dallas County Republicans are pleased to announce the upcoming Annual Steak Fry Dinner and Pie Auction that will be held at Van Meter Legion Hall in Van Meter, Iowa, on Tuesday, August 18th.

Doors will open at 5:00 pm with dinner beginning at 6:00 pm. Van Meter Legion Hall is located at 910 Main Street in Van Meter. The Annual Steak Fry Dinner will feature Senator Marco Rubio as the headline speaker. Several state and county officials will also be in attendance. “It is great to be able to have Senator Marco Rubio speak at the Annual Dallas County Steak Fry. As the fastest growing county in Iowa, it is important that we have a strong outreach to young families and Hispanics in 2016,” said Dallas County GOP Chairman Tyler De Haan.

Tickets to the event will be $35 dollars per person for the banquet which can be purchased by registering on www.eventbrite.com or by emailing info@dallascountygop.org. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $40 dollars the night of the event.

The event will include a catered dinner and a chance to meet and greet Senator Marco Rubio. After the dinner and keynote address has concluded there will be a pie auction, the proceeds of which will help Dallas County Republicans support both local and statewide Republican candidates in 2016 elections and beyond.

“It is important with a lot of young families moving into Dallas County each year, that the Dallas County Republicans are able to effectively communicate our message that pro-economic growth and limited government policies help create the quality of life that the residents of Dallas County enjoy today,” said Dallas County GOP Co-Chair John Strathman.

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(image credit: MarcoRubio.com)

02 Jul
0

Dallas County GOP plays Iowa Reapers for charity

WAUKEE, Iowa— Dallas County Republicans are pleased to announce that they will play the Iowa Reapers in a charity Beep Ball match on Sunday, July 12 at noon at the Waukee practice football fields. The Iowa Reapers are Iowa’s only Beep Ball team and the match will raise money for the Iowa Reapers. The event is free, but free will donations are suggested.

“This is an annual event between the Dallas County GOP and the Iowa Reapers,” said Dallas County Chair Tyler De Haan. “It is a lot of fun for the participants and spectators and the event is for a great cause.”

Beep Ball is a version of baseball designed for the blind. The Iowa Reapers have participated in the Beep Ball World Series, and all money raised will go to help support their organization.

More information can be found on Facebook by visiting both the Iowa Reapers and the Dallas County Republicans or by going to the Dallas County GOP website at www.dallascountygop.com.

20 Jun
0

Dallas County Republican Potluck

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                              Sunday, June 21st 2015             

 

Dallas County GOP to Host Annual Family-Friendly Summer Potluck

Adel, IA— Dallas County Republicans are pleased to announce the Annual Dallas County Republican Potluck to be held at Kinnick-Feller Park in Adel, Iowa starting at 6 pm on Thursday, June 25th.

“This annual event is a great opportunity to come out and meet our local office holders, candidates and enjoy some great food.” stated Dallas County Chair Tyler De Haan. Suggested donation is $5 dollars or bring a side dish or a dessert to share with the attendees. “We hope to encourage families and citizens in Dallas County to come out and socialize with activists and office holders,” replied Co-Chair John Strathman.

Pork Tenderloins will be served by some of the current office holders in Dallas County. You can RSVP to the event by emailing dcgopia@gmail.com or by going out to Eventbrite.com (Annual Dallas County Republican Potluck).

20 Apr
0

Carly Fiorina Headlines Final Spring Speaker Series Event

DALLAS COUNTY GOP ANNOUNCES CARLY FIORINA HEADLINING SPRING SPEAKER SERIES KEYNOTE

 

WAUKEE, IA— Dallas County Republicans are pleased to announce our next and final speaker for the Dallas County Spring Speaker Series. This is the final speaker of our Dallas County Spring Speaker Series, and it will be held at the West Des Moines Marriott. The last headline speaker for the Dallas County Spring Speaker Series will be former HP CEO Carly Fiorina on Thursday, May 7th with doors opening at 5:30 pm. “We are pleased to announce that former HP CEO Carly Fiorina will headline our final spring speaker series event. We look forward to having Mrs. Fiorina in Dallas County and learning about her experiences as CEO of a Fortune 500 company and how her leadership vision can help the future of our great country,” commented Chairman Tyler De Haan.

 

Tickets to the event are $25 dollars and may be purchased at the door (RSVP by emailing dcgopia@gmail.com) or by going to www.eventbrite.com (Dallas County). All proceeds will go the Dallas County Republican Party to help fund voter registration, voter turnout and help all Republican candidates in Dallas County. “We are very excited about hosting former CEO of HP Carly Fiorina as part of the Spring Speaker Series. This is a great opportunity for voters to meet Mrs. Fiorina, to hear her vision for America and to ask questions about key issues that face our country,” replied Co-Chairman John Strathman.

 

Doors will open starting at 5:30 pm, with remarks from the speaker beginning at 6:00 pm and the event concluding at 7:00 pm. A cash bar and light snacks will also be provided as part of the event.

 

 

28 Mar
0

Former Senator Rick Santorum Headlines Next DCGOP Speaker Series

WAUKEE, IA— Dallas County Republicans are pleased to announce our next speaker for the Dallas County Spring Speaker Series. This is the third speaker of our Dallas County Speaker Series, and it will be held at the West Des Moines Marriott. The next headline speaker for the Dallas County Spring Speaker Series will be former Senator of Pennsylvania Rick Santorum on Wednesday, April 8th with doors opening at 5:30 pm. The remaining speakers will be announced at a later date along with their respective dates. “We are pleased to announce that former Senator of Pennsylvania Rick Santorum will join us at our next speaker series event. It is exciting to have 2012 caucus winner join us and speak to us about issues facing America today,” commented Chairman Tyler De Haan.

 

Tickets to the event are $25 dollars and may be purchased at the door (RSVP by emailing dcgopia@gmail.com) or by going to www.eventbrite.com (Dallas County). Discounted tickets can be purchased in a package deal, which includes tickets to all two remaining events for $40 dollars plus fees. All proceeds will go the Dallas County Republican Party to help fund voter registration, voter turnout and help all Republican candidates in Dallas County. “We are very excited about hosting former Senator Rick Santorum as part of the Spring Speaker Series. Feedback from event attendees has been fantastic!. As an example, a parent wrote that his daughter originally just wanted to attend for her government class at school but has recently taken a big interest in the upcoming presidential race after attending.” replied Co-Chairman John Strathman.

 

Doors will open starting at 5:30 pm, with remarks from the speaker beginning at 6:00 pm and the event concluding at 7:00 pm. A cash bar and light snacks will also be provided as part of the events. More information about upcoming Dallas County Speaker Series events will be released at a later date.

09 Mar
0

Texas Governor Rick Perry To Headline Next Dallas County Speaker Series Event

WAUKEE, IA— Dallas County Republicans are pleased to announce our next speaker for the Dallas County Spring Speaker Series. This is the second speaker of our Dallas County Speaker Series, and it will be held at the West Des Moines Marriott. The next headline speaker for the Dallas County Spring Speaker Series will be former Governor of Texas Rick Perry on Thursday, March 19th with doors opening at 5:30 pm. The remaining speakers will be announced at a later date along with their respective dates. “We are pleased to announce that former Governor of Texas Rick Perry will join us at our next speaker series event. We look forward to hearing about the Governor’s accomplishments as chief executive of the State of Texas along with his vision for America,” commented Chairman Tyler De Haan.

 

Tickets to the event are $25 dollars and may be purchased at the door (RSVP by emailing dcgopia@gmail.com) or by going to www.eventbrite.com (Dallas County). Discounted tickets can be purchased in a package deal, which includes tickets to all three remaining events for $65 dollars plus fees. All proceeds will go the Dallas County Republican Party to help fund voter registration, voter turnout and help all Republican candidates in Dallas County. “We are very excited about hosting former Governor Rick Perry as part of the Spring Speaker Series. This is a great opportunity for voters to meet Governor Perry, to hear his vision for America and to ask questions about key issues that face our country,” replied Co-Chairman John Strathman.

 

Doors will open starting at 5:30 pm, with remarks from the speaker beginning at 6:00 pm and the event concluding at 7:00 pm. A cash bar and light snacks will also be provided as part of the events. More information about upcoming Dallas County Speaker Series events will be released at a later date.

 

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