25 Jan

Dallas County Speaker Series Kicks Off With Governor Chris Christie



WAUKEE, IA— Dallas County Republicans are pleased to announce the upcoming Dallas County Spring Speaker Series. The Dallas County Spring Speaker Series will held at the West Des Moines Marriott and will have five speaker events over the course of the next four months. The first headline speaker for the Dallas County Spring Speaker Series will be Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie on Monday, February 9th starting at 5:30 pm. Several more speakers will be announced in the coming days along with their respective dates. “It is very exciting and humbling to have Governor Chris Christie headline our first event. We look forward to hosting the governor in Iowa’s fastest growing county and learning about his policies that have helped the citizens of New Jersey,” commented Chairman Tyler De Haan


Tickets to the event will be $25 dollars at the door, or you can RSVP by emailing or you can purchase tickets by going to (dallas county). Discounted tickets can be purchased in a package deal, which includes tickets to all five events for $100 dollars or $20 dollars per ticket. 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 these candidates as part of the Spring Speaker Series. As the fastest growing county in the State of Iowa, we look forward to hearing these candidates share their vision for America and how it will help young families continue to experience and live the American Dream,” replied Co-Chairman John Strathman.


Doors will open starting at 5:30 pm, with remarks from the speaker beginning at 6:00 pm and concluding by 6:30 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.


23 Jan

Dallas County GOP announces leadership team for 2016 election cycle

Congratulations to the new Dallas County Executive Committee Team elected to serve during the 2015-2016 election cycle.

They are:

Tyler De Haan, Chair
John Strathman, Co-Chair
Cate Bryan, Secretary
Jon McAvoy, Treasurer

19 Sep

Dallas County Early Voting Locations Announced


Gene Krumm, Dallas County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections hereby sets the following satellite absentee voting stations. Any Dallas County Resident interested in casting an absentee ballot for the General Election to be held November 4, 2014 will have opportunity to do so at any of the following locations. A voter’s name, party or address change may be made any time during satellite voting.

October 13 – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
St. Boniface Church, 1200 Warrior Lane, Waukee

October 13 – 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Perry Public Library, 1101 Willis Ave., Perry

October 15 – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dahls, 15500 Hickman Road, Clive                       

October 21 – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
St. Francis of Assisi, St. Claire Room, 7075 Ashworth Rd., West Des Moines

11 Sep

Dallas County Annual GOP Steak Fry Announced


Dallas County Republican Party, P.O. Box 1015, Waukee, Iowa 50263



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 10th


CONTACT: Christi Taylor Chair                         515-710-7717

                  Tyler De Haan Co-Chair                    515-306-4906




WAUKEE, IA— Dallas County Republicans are pleased to announce the upcoming Annual Steak Fry Dinner and Pie Auction that will be held at Waukee South Middle School in Waukee, Iowa, on Tuesday, September 30th. Doors will open at 5:15 pm with dinner beginning at 6:00 pm. Waukee South Middle School is located at  2350 SE LA Grant Pkwy, Waukee, IA 50263. The Annual Steak Fry Dinner will feature Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds as the headline speaker. Several GOP candidates will also be addressing the crowd, including Congressional Candidate David Young, Iowa Attorney General candidate Adam Gregg, Secretary of State Candidate Paul Pate and Iowa Treasurer candidate Sam Clovis. Several state and county candidates will also be in attendance. “It is great to be able to have Lt. Governor Reynolds speak at the Dallas County Steak Fry. As the fastest growing county in Iowa, it is important that we have a strong Republican GOP effort in 2014,” stated Chair Christi Taylor.


Tickets to the event will be $35 dollars per person which can be purchased at the door the night of the event. The event will include a catered dinner and a chance to meet and greet a robust group of Republican candidates and state and local office holders. After the dinner and the speeches have concluded there will be a pie auction, the proceeds of which benefits will help Dallas County Republicans support both local and statewide Republican candidates in 2014 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,” replied Co-Chair Tyler De Haan



06 Sep

House Party for David Young

Please join us for a reception supporting




Thursday, September 18th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm


at the home of
Gary and Shelley Pitts
34454 Edgewater Circle | Cumming, IA| 50061



Host: $1,000 | Sponsor: $500 | Supporter: $250 | Guest: $100

Please make checks payable to:  Young for Iowa | PO Box 162 | Van Meter, IA | 50261
RSVP to:  or 515-996

28 Aug

Dallas County GOP Night at Victory Office

Every Monday night until Tuesday, November 4th will be DCGOP Night at the Urbandale Victory Office. You can make phone calls or door knock, which ever you prefer. Download Apps that help you coordinate walking lists on your phone or Ipad.

Every little bit helps as we march forward to victory in the fall.


The Victory office is located at 2775 86th Street, Urbandale IA 50322 or contact Eric Baker at 515-957-1898 or

27 Aug

Help Support Iowa’s Team

As election day approaches lets all work together to help elect all Republicans from the State House to the Courthouse. Below is a link to our Slate of GOP candidates for Statewide office!

Team Iowa GOP


More information can be found at



25 Jul

Local officials play blind beep ball

Dallas County and area elected officials hosted the Iowa Reapers, a blind baseball team, in a charity scrimmage Sunday in Waukee. After the game, the officials chipped in their own money to help the Reapers travel to the National Beep Baseball World Series, which will be held in Minnesota August 3-10.

Members of the officials team included: Dallas County Recorder Chad Airhart, Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard, Dallas County Supervisor Mark Hanson, State Senator Charles Schneider, Urbandale Mayor Bob Andeweg, Waukee City Councilman Rick Peterson, Waukee City Councilman Brian Harrison, Clive City Councilman Mike McCoy, Former Waukee City Councilman Isaiah McGee, Dallas County GOP Co-Chair Tyler DeHaan.

See DCN post here.

"The Rock"

“The Rock”

Sheriff Chad Leonard swinging and missing.

Sheriff Chad Leonard swinging and missing.

Supervisor Mark Hanson swinging and missing.

Supervisor Mark Hanson swinging and missing.

Reaper pitcher Frank Guerra.

Reaper pitcher Frank Guerra.

Dallas County Republican Officials and the Iowa Reapers.

Dallas County Republican Officials and the Iowa Reapers prior to the game. The Reapers won 6-2.

Tyler DeHaan digging in

Tyler DeHaan digging in

Senator Schneider attempting to find the base.

Senator Schneider attempting to find the base.

Dallas County Recorder Chad Airhart swinging and missing

Dallas County Recorder Chad Airhart swinging and missing

Dallas County Supervisor Mark Hanson stumbling over the base. He was safe.

Dallas County Supervisor Mark Hanson stumbling over the base. He was safe.

Photos by Terry Snyder.

09 Jul

Dallas County Recorder’s Office indexes and images veteran records electronically

The Dallas County Recorder’s Office recorded its first military separation record on January 2, 1919. During that period in the early 1900s Ruth Sumner was recorder. Today, Dallas County Recorder Chad Airhart has completed a project, indexing and imaging 95 years worth of recorded military separation records.

Since the first filing in 1919 nearly 14,000 Dallas County veterans recorded their separation papers. In the early 1900s, prior to the creation of the Department of Defense, each branch of the military issued its own separation papers that were handwritten and transcribed by the recorder. DD Form 214s were first issued to veterans upon separation in 1950.

Airhart stated, “The system that was in place in the recorder’s office when I took office in 2011 was a hand filing system. The records were kept in book, but the index of these records was an old rolodex card filing system. What this meant was that if a rolodex card was lost or misfiled, we may not be able to retrieve the record. From day one I felt our veterans deserved better than this.”

Veteran Rolodex

Records are now electronically indexed and imaged. These images can be called up electronically and printed by staff, saving time spent checking the rolodex, retrieving the record from the book and photocopying it to produce a certified copy. In the new electronic index the records were indexed from the actual image, ensuring that each and every record is accounted for in the electronic index, something that could not be assured under the old rolodex system.
Dallas County Veterans Director Ed Vos said, “This new computer system will be a great help to me, helping the veterans of Dallas County.”

These records contain information normally needed to verify military service for benefits, retirement, employment and membership in veterans’ organization. Information shown on these records include: date and place of entry in active duty, home address at time of entry, date and place of release from active duty, home address after separation, last duty assignment and rank, military job speciality, military education, decorations, medals, badges, citations, campaign awards, total creditable service, foreign service credited and separation information (type of separation, character of service, authority and reason for separation, separation and reenlistment eligibility codes).

“We don’t like to think about the possibility of fire or a tornado, but we must prepare for them,” said Airhart. “With this new system, we ensure that in the event of a disaster we will have the military records of Dallas County veterans protected, and in the worst of circumstances we will be able to provide them certified copies so they can get the benefits they have earned and deserve.”
The Dallas County Recorder’s Office recently completed a major project, indexing and imaging land and real estate records back to 1971. No other county in Iowa has this many years of real estate records indexed and imaged.

“Having these records electronically available not only provides ease of access to the records, but it provides a disaster recovery element for the county’s real estate and military records. Dallas County residents can be proud of this system as it ensures continuity of the recorder’s office in the event of a disaster,” added Airhart.

Published July 3rd, 2014 in the Dallas County News.

01 Jul


WAUKEE, IA— Dallas County Republicans announced a brand new mobile friendly website. The new website has been redesigned to be more interactive and mobile friendly. The website will include information on upcoming Dallas County GOP events, candidate and office holder information along with access to the Dallas County GOP social media feeds.

The website has been redesigned to make it easier for the public to access information from the Dallas County GOP either from the home computers or their mobile phones. “This website will give the Dallas County GOP and Republican candidates a forum to get their information out to the public,” replied Chair Christi Taylor. “We are really excited to have this website up and running for the 2014 election and beyond.”

The redesigned website was launch last Friday and has information on the Dallas County GOP’s platform, voter information, candidate and office holder information, and information on upcoming local events. “This robust website will provide a central location for citizens of Dallas County to go to find out updated information events from local, state, and federal office holders as well as candidates for various offices,” commented Co-Chair Tyler De Haan. “The website is extremely user friendly that citizens will be able to get this information directly from the iPhones or Smartphones. It will be a great resource to have for the upcoming 2014 election and the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.”

The public can check out the new redesigned website by going to