2018 Endorsements

Labor Union Endorsed Candidates

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.

US Congress

Endorsed Candidate

SD

Endorsed Candidate

CD 1

Abby Finkenauer

1

David Johnson

CD 2

Dave Loebsack

3

David Dawson

CD 3

No Endorsement @ this time

5

John J. O'Brien

CD 4

No Endorsement @ this time

7

Jackie Smith

9

No Endorsement @ this time

11

No Endorsement @ this time

13

Vicky Brenner

Iowa Statewide Office

Endorsed Candidate

15

Chaz Allen

Governor

No Endorsement at this time

17

Tony Bisignano

Secretary of State

No Endorsement @ this time

19

Amber Gustafson

Auditor

Rob Sand

21

No Endorsement @ this time

Treasurer

Michael Fitzgerald

23

Herman Quirmbach

Secretary of Agriculture

Tim Gannon

25

Tracy Freese

Attorney General

Tom Miller

27

Amanda Ragan

29

Tod R. Bowman

31

Bill Dotzler

33

Robert M. Hogg

35

Todd Taylor

37

No Endorsement @ this time

39

Kevin Kinney

41

Mary S. Stewart

43

Joe Bolkcom

45

Jim Lykam

47

Marie Gleason

49

Rita R. Hart

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Endorsed Candidate

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Endorsed Candidate

1

Karen Larson

51

Tim Knutson

2

Ryan Odor

52

Todd Prichard

3

No Endorsement @ this time

53

Sharon S. Steckman

4

No Endorsement @ this time

54

No Endorsement @ this time

5

No Endorsement @ this time

55

Kayla Koether

6

Rita DeJong

56

Lori Egan

7

Debra Jensen

57

Leo Gansen

8

Connie Price

58

No Endorsement @ this time

9

Megan Srinivas

59

Bob Kressig

10

Jake Ronald Thompson

60

Dave Williams

11

No Endorsement @ this time

61

Timi Brown-Powers

12

Peter Leo

62

No Endorsement @ this time

13

No Endorsement @ this time

63

Eric Stromberg

14

Timothy Kacena

64

Bruce Bearinger

15

Charlie McConkey

65

Liz Bennett

16

Steve Gorman

66

Art Staed

17

Jan Creasman

67

Eric Gjerde

18

No Endorsement @ this time

68

No Endorsement @ this time

19

No Endorsement @ this time

69

Kirsten Running-Marquardt

20

Warren Varley

70

Tracy Ehlert

21

Denise O'Brien

71

Mark Smith

22

Ray Stevens

72

No Endorsement @ this time

23

Chuck Larson

73

No Endorsement @ this time

24

James Uhlenkamp

74

Dave Jacoby

25

Ryan Marquardt

75

No Endorsement @ this time

26

Scott Ourth

76

Ann Egley

27

Richard Foster

77

Amy Nielsen

28

No Endorsement @ this time

78

Kimberly K. Davis

29

Wes Breckenridge

79

Samantha Keith

30

Kent A. Balduchi

80

Susan McDanel

31

Rick Olson

81

Mary Gaskill

32

Ruth Ann Gaines

82

Phil Miller

33

No Endorsement @ this time

83

No Endorsement @ this time

34

Bruce L. Hunter

84

Jason Moats

35

No Endorsement @ this time

85

Vicki S. Lensing

36

No Endorsement @ this time

86

Mary Mascher

37

Andrew Rasmussen

87

Dennis M. Cohoon

38

Heather Matson

88

No Endorsement @ this time

39

Karin Derry

89

Monica Kurth

40

John Forbes

90

Cindy Winckler

41

Jo Oldson

91

Laura J. Liegois

42

Kristin Sunde

92

Jean Simpson

43

Jennisfer Konfrst

93

Phyllis Thede

44

No Endorsement @ this time

94

Joan Marttila

45

No Endorsement @ this time

95

Christian Andrews

46

No Endorsement @ this time

96

Reenie Montgomery

47

David Weaver

97

Tim McClimon

48

Tim Winter

98

Mary Lynn Wolfe

49

Brenda Brink

99

No Endorsement @ this time

50

Dennis Evans

100

Charles Isenhart