IDP Officer Election Results
Derek Eadon will serve as Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party
Des Moines – The State Central Committee of the Iowa Democratic Party today elected Derek Eadon to serve as Chair for the 2017-2018 term. While he was a student at the University of Iowa, Derek Eadon started his career in politics as a driver for Art Small’s long shot campaign against Chuck Grassley. In 2006, he was a canvasser and organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. He worked for all three of President Obama’s successful Iowa campaigns, including serving as Iowa General Election Director in 2012. Derek also served as State Director for Organizing for America in Iowa and as the 2010 Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign Director.
Derek has worked on some of the most important causes in the progressive community through his company, Bluprint Strategies. The company focuses on issue campaign management and digital outreach. Some of the issues he has worked on include: climate change, clean energy, gun control, child poverty, early childhood education, paid leave, pay equity, organized labor, campaign finance reform, fair courts, anti-fraud, and anti-smoking efforts. Iowa Democratic Party Chair, Derek Eadon issued the following statement following the election.
“I would like to thank all of the candidates who had the courage to run for Chair of Iowa Democratic Party. I look forward to working with all of them in the future. As Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, I plan to organize Democrats statewide and reach out to Democrats in every corner of the state. Make no mistake. Democrats will continue to hold Republicans in Iowa accountable for their attacks on collective bargaining, health care and public education.
At today’s meeting, I saw Iowa Democrats who were full of energy and excitement. I look forward to channeling that energy to move our Party forward. I remain optimistic about the future of our Party as we prepare for the 2018 elections and the January 31st special election at the end of this month. The party can build a strong bench of Democrats running for office at all levels and give them the support and resources they need to run and win and this starts today.”