2018 Endorsements

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Iowa Federation of Labor voted on endorsements for 2018 elections


The Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO (IFL) held its Committee on Political Education (C.O.P.E) Convention, April 14, in Des Moines, Iowa last weekend.  This is the formal step in the process to evaluate candidates for the first round of endorsements for the 2018 election cycle.

“The Iowa Federation of Labor endorsement process is very democratic. Local labor councils evaluate and recommend endorsements to the state organization, where they must get two-thirds support to get an endorsement,” said Ken Sagar, President of the IFL. “We consider all candidates who return our questionnaire and answer the questions appropriately.  The Iowa Federation of Labor is looking for candidates, regardless of party, who are committed to advancing policies that are in the best interests of all working people.”

Additional endorsements may be made as candidate questionnaires are completed and returned.  IFL Secretary-Treasurer Charlie Wishman noted, “Some candidates do not return questionnaires, which effectively eliminates them from endorsement opportunities with our organization.  Our program requires candidates to tell us where they stand on issues important to working Iowans before we will support them.”

Some candidates were not endorsed at this time, but will be voted on by the Iowa Federation of Labor Executive Board, after the primary election.


 DistrictNameAddress 1Address 2
 CD1Abby FinkenauerPO Box 598 Dubuque, IA 52004
CD2David LoebsackPO Box 3013Iowa City, IA 52244
CD3Cindy Axne  
CD4JD Scholten  
GOVGOVFred Hubbell4515 Fleur Dr.Des Moines, IA 50321
Atty GenAtty GenTom Miller213 28th StDes Moines, IA 50312
SOSSOSDidre DejearPO Box  37312Des Moines, IA 50315
AuditorAuditorRob Sand330 29th StDes Moines, IA 50312
Sec of AGSec of AGTim Gannon4019 Ovid AveDes Moines, IA 50310
TreasurerTreasurerMike Fitzgerald1850 SE Ashleaf CirWaukee, IA 50263
HD1Karen Larson10285 237th Ave Spirit Lake, IA 51360
HD2Ryan Odor903 W. 12th St. Spencer, IA 51301
HD6Rita DeJong3312 Glen Ellen Rd Sioux City, IA 51106
HD7Debra Jensen306 S Clark St.Forest City, IA 50436
HD8Connie Price530 190th St Britt, IA 50423
HD9Megan Srinivas2021 10th Ave N Fort Dodge, IA 50501
HD10Jake Thompson2335 310th St Rockwell City, IA 50579
HD12Peter Leo115 1st St. Manning, IA 51455
HD13Chris HallPO Box 4579, Sioux City, IA 51104
HD14Tim Kacena121 S Dorman St, Sioux City, IA 51103
HD15Charlie McConkey2222 Ave L, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
HD16Steve Gorman 203 5th Ave Council Bluffs, IA 51503
HD17Jan Creasman2055 Perkins AveWoodbine, IA 51579
HD20Warren Varley201 NE 2nd St. Stuart, IA 50250
HD21Denise O’Brien59624 Chicago Rd Atlantic, IA 50022
HD22Ray Stevens 13833 Sunrise Terrace Council Bluffs, IA 51503
HD23Chuck Larson2457 Highway 275 Sidney, IA 51652
HD24Jim Uhlenkamp701 E. Adams Mount Ayr, IA 50854
HD25Ryan Marquardt PO Box 127 Winterset, IA 50273
HD26Scott Ourth110 Timber Ln, Ackworth, IA 50001
HD27Richard Foster705 Main St. Lamoni, IA 50140
HD28Ann Fields1739 108th PlaceKnoxville, IA 50138
HD29Wes Breckenridge1419 N. 23rd Ave. W. , Newton, IA 50208
HD30Kent Balduchi 406 Plumwood Ct. SW Altoona, IA 50009
HD31Rick Olson3012 East 31st Court, Des Moines, IA 50317
HD32Ruth Ann Gaines3501 Oxford, Des Moines, IA 50317
HD34Bruce L. Hunter452 Wilmers Ave, Des Moines, Ia 50315
HD 36Marti Anderson1717 MarElla TrailDes Moines, IA 50310
HD37Andrew Rasmussen814 Peterson DriveAnkeny, IA 50021
HD38Heather Matson1802 SW Prairie Trail ParkwayAnkeny, IA 50023
HD39Karin Derry 6689 River Bend Dr.Johnston, IA 50131
HD40John Forbes12816 Cardinal Lane, Urbandale, IA 50323
HD41Jo Oldson404 Grand Ave, #302, Des Moines IA 50312
HD42Kristin Sunde1629 S. 50th Place West Des Moines, IA 50265
HD43Jennifer Konfrst   
HD45Beth Wessel-Kroeschell518 Ash AvenueAmes, IA 50014
HD47David Weaver1733 B Ave Rippey, IA 50235
HD48Tim Winter 2279 280th St. Kelley, IA 50134
HD49Brenda Brink 29514 Highway 69 Huxley, IA 50124
HD50Dennis Evans501 Broad StreetReinbeck, IA 50669
HD51Tim Knutson1322B Highway 105 Northwood, IA 50459
HD52Todd Prichard107 Ferguson StreetCharles City, IA 50616
HD53Sharon Steckman1685 10th Street NEMason City Ia 50401
HD55Kayla Koether 1615 State Highway 9 Apt. A Decorah, IA 52101
HD56Lori Egan 1211 Acreage Ln Waukon, IA 52172
HD 57Nancy Fett675 Julissa DrivePeosta, IA 52068
HD57Leo Gansen 7357 Placid Rd Epworth, IA 52045
HD59Bob Kressig3523 Veralta DriveCedar Falls, IA 50613
HD60Dave Williams4119 S. Main St Cedar Falls, IA 50613
HD61Timi Brown-Powers1920 W 7th StreetWaterloo, IA 50702
HD63Eric Stromberg 504 3rd Ave NE Waverly, IA 50677
HD64Bruce Bearinger500 7th Ave. SEOelwein, IA 50662
HD65Liz Bennett1834 1st Ave. NE Apt 206Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
HD66Art Stead2142 Coldstream Ave. NECedar Rapids, IA 52402
HD67Eric Gjerde 1133 English Ln NECedar Rapids, IA 52402
HD68Molly Donahue 4408 Pepperwood Hill SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
HD69Kirsten Running-Marquardt3515 Field Stone Place SWCedar Rapids, IA 52404
HD70Tracy Ehlert 411 Hanover Rd SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
HD71Mark Smith816 Toberts TerraceMarshalltown, IA 50158
HD 72Mindy Benson601 Park StreetTama, IA 52339
HD73Jodi Clemens 1897 Fox Ave. West Branch, IA 52358
HD74Dave Jacoby2308 Northridge DriveCoralville, IA 52241
HD75Paula Denison7170 21s Ave.Van Horne, IA 52346
HD76Ann Egley305 W. Penn StWilliamsburg, IA 52361
HD77Amy Nielsen168 Lockmoor CircleNorth Liberty, IA 52317
HD78Kimberly Davis 503 S. Iowa AveWashington, IA 52353
HD79Samantha Keith2312 8th Ave E University Park, IA 52595
HD80Susan McDanel 24010 470th St. Centerville, IA 52544
HD81Mary Gaskill509 E 4th StreetOttumwa, IA 52501
HD82Phil Miller902 Suncrest DrFairfield, IA 52556
HD83Jeff Kurtz6 Klesner CourtFort Madison, IA 52627
HD84Jason Moats 107 E. Spahr St Mt. Union, IA 52644
HD85Vicki Lensing2408 Mayfield RoadIowa City, IA 52245
HD86Mary Mascher2012 Sherman DriveIowa City, IA 52240
HD87Dennis Cohoon8151 138th StreetBurlington, IA 52601
HD 88Lanny Hilliard803 Main Street Box  280Mediapolis, IA 52637
HD89Monica Kurth1933 North Marquette StreetDavenport, IA 52804
HD90Cindy Winkler6 Thode CourtDavenport, IA 52802
HD91Laura Liegois 1221 Glenwood Ln Muscatine, IA 52761
HD92Jean Simpson714 Westerfield Rd. Davenport, IA 52806
HD93Phyllis Thede2343 Hawthorne CourtBettendorf, IA 52722
HD94Joan Marttila2357 Palmera Court Bettendorf, IA 52722
HD95Christian Andrews610 5th Ave NW Mount Vernon, IA 52314
HD96Reenie Montgomery1028 N 2nd StreetManchester, IA 52057
HD97Tim McClimon1200 Springbook LaneDeWitt, IA 52742
HD98Mary Wolfe337 4th Avenue SouthClinton, IA 52732
HD 99Lindsay James2494 Pearl StreetDubuque, IA 52001
HD100Charles IsenhartPO Box 3353Dubuque, IA 52004
SD1David JohnsonPO Box 279 Ocheyedan, IA 51354
SD3David Dawson101 West Creek DriveLawton, IA 51030
SD5John J O'Brien2221 22nd ave NFort Dodge, IA 50501
SD7Jackie Smith2324 Mohawk CourtSioux City, IA 51104
SD13Vicky Brenner1632 Mueller CourtWinterset, IA 50237
SD15Dan Nieland  
SD17Tony Bisignano2618 East Leach AvenueDes Moines, IA 50320
SD19Amber Gustafson3502 NW 80th LaneAnkeny, IA 50023
SD 21Claire Celsi4400 EP True PkwyWest Des Moines, IA 50265
SD23Herman Quirmbach1002 Jarrett CircleAmes, IA 50014
SD25Tracy Freese405 5th StreetDike, IA 50624
SD27Amanda Ragan361 S Pennsylvania Ave, 1-DMason City, IA 50401
SD29Tod Bowman812 Grant StreetMaquoketa, IA 52060
SD31Bill Dotzler2837 Cedar Terrace DriveWaterloo, IA 50702
SD33Rob Hogg2750 Otis Road SECedar Rapids, IA 52403
SD35Todd Taylor1416 A Avenue NWCedar Rapids, IA 52405
SD 37Zach Wahls2210 Jessica LaneCoralville, IA 52241
SD39Kevin Kinney4321 Calkins Avenue SWOxford, IA 52322
SD41Mary Stewart1618 North Court StreetOttumwa, IA 52501
SD43Joe Bolkcom1235 Oakes DriveIowa City, IA 52245
SD45Jim Lykam2906 W. 35th StreetDavenport, IA 52806
SD47Marie Gleason3055 Belmont PlaceRiverdale, IA 52722
SD49Jodi Robinson