The Story County Democrats will hold their off-year Caucus on March 9 at the Ames Public High School. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Precinct chairs will be elected to fill vacancies on the Central Committee and Platform Planks may be submitted. All registered Democrats residing in Story County may participate and are eligible to run to represent their precinct if there is a vacancy. Vacancies can be identified by checking the “Precincts” tab at storydems.org. Voter registration is available at the caucus.


Immediately following the caucus, the biennial organizational meeting will be held, during which the constitutional officers and Standing Committee chairs will be elected by the members of the Central Committee. All registered Democrats residing in Story County are eligible to run for these positions. Those wishing to run should submit their name and a short biography to Bylaws, Rules and Nominations Chair Jon Klein at jon.klein@ymail.com. Nominations may also be made from the floor.


For more information about the duties of the officers, and a list of the standing committees, see the Story County Bylaws on the “Links and Documents” tab at storydems.org.


All four of the Constitutional Officers will be retiring this year. They include Chair Jan Bauer, Vice Chair John Klaus, Treasurer Tom Corrieri and Secretary Tom Beell.


Bauer, who has chaired the Story County Democrats for 22 years and is one ofiowa’s longest serving county chairs, will continue to serve as an appointee to the Democratic National Convention and is a member of the Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee. She also served on the DNC Unity Commission and helped draft the caucus reforms.


“Thank you to John Klaus, Tom Corrieri, Tom Beell and all the Story County Democrats who have helped us build a strong organization. I am confident that the new leadership have the talent and drive to continue electing Democrats in the future.” said Bauer. ” I look forward to remaining active in the party as we welcome new officers.”


“All four of the officers have long served the Story County Democrats with dedication and distinction,” said Communications Chair Madalyn Anderson. They have provided excellent mentoring to our members. We are so grateful to them and fortunate to still be able to rely on their guidance.”


For questions about the caucus, contact the Elections and Caucus Committee Chair Lewis Rosser at ldrosser@me.com.


For questions about the election of officers, contact the Story County Democrats Chair Jan Bauer at bauerjan@yahoo.com or Bylaws, Rules and Nominations Chair Jon Klein at jon.klein@ymail.com.