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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Romney's Iowa Team Building

Romney's campaign has made some key adds to his staff here in Iowa recently as well as solid endorsements.

From Romney's website

Joe Earle, immediate past Director of Outreach with the Iowa Christian Alliance, has joined his campaign for President. Earle will provide insight and advice to Governor Romney as he works to build grassroots support across Iowa.

"I am very pleased to welcome Joe Earle to my Iowa campaign team," said Governor Romney. "As my campaign gathers momentum, Joe will help to communicate my optimistic vision for the future to voters who agree that our nation's strength rests on a set of firm, unwavering principles."

With today's announcement, Joe Earle said, "Governor Romney has an impressive record on the issues that matter most to conservative Christian voters. Whether leading the fight for traditional marriage, implementing abstinence education programs or standing strong on Life, Governor Romney has shown the integrity and leadership necessary to move our nation forward."

Background On Joe Earle:

From January 2005 Through This Month, Joe Earle Directed The Iowa Christian Alliance's Outreach Efforts. A veteran of Iowa politics, Earle has worked for the Iowa Republican Party, Vander Plaats for Governor in 2002, and in the leadership of the Iowa College Republicans from 2000 to 2003. In 2004, he served as the Iowa Coalitions Director for the Bush-Cheney 2004 re-election effort. Earle earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Northern Iowa and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Faith Baptist Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa.

Next . . . again from THE website:

Former Iowa Senate Majority Leader Stewart Iverson (R-Dows) has signed on as an adviser to [Romney's] presidential campaign in Iowa.

"Stew is a proven leader at the Statehouse and I am pleased to have him as an adviser on my campaign," said Governor Romney. "He has a long-standing reputation at the Statehouse, and across Iowa, for his unflinching conservatism and fiscal responsibility. He will be an important part of my team as we continue building our momentum with enthusiastic, grassroots Republicans."

Iverson served as the Iowa Senate's top-ranking Republican from 1997-2006. Most recently, Iverson was a top Iowa adviser to Governor George Pataki's 21st Century Freedom PAC.

On today's announcement, Iverson said, "Governor Romney is a proven conservative leader and will continue his strong leadership for our great nation. I look forward to working with Governor Romney and his strong Iowa organization."

Background On Stewart Iverson:

Stewart Iverson Has Had A Distinguished Career In The Iowa Legislature. Iverson served in the Iowa House from 1989-1994, and the Iowa Senate from 1994 to 2006. He was instrumental in securing Republican control of the Senate in the 1996 elections. From 1997-2006, Iverson served as the top-ranking Republican in the Senate. From Dows, in north-central Iowa, Iverson is a leader in the agricultural community, where he managed his own farm and worked with seed companies to market their products to buyers. He has been active in a number of agricultural and civic boards, and was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Most recently, Iverson served as a top adviser to Governor George Pataki's 21st Century Freedom PAC.

Finally, some county chairs are in the Hawkeye state are starting to take shape:

Orange City Councilman Mick Snieder will serve as Sioux County Chair. Mason City's Deb Hunt and Bart and Jody Pals were named Cerro Gordo County Co-Chairs.

"We are focused on building a strong campaign organization at the grassroots level, and these men and women are a tremendous addition to the Romney for President team," said Gentry Collins, Romney for President Iowa Campaign Manager. "They will make sure every voter knows Governor Romney is the only candidate who will bring real change to Washington. He is the only candidate ready to meet the new generation of challenges facing our nation."

Background On County Chairs:

Sioux County Chair Mick Snieder: A native of Sioux County, Snieder is a recent graduate of Northwestern College, and currently lives in Orange City with his wife, Crystal. He worked on State Sen. Steve King's first campaign for Congress and has participated in several other campaigns. In 2003, Snieder was elected to the Orange City Council.

Cerro Gordo County Co-Chairs Bart And Jody Pals: Having lived in Cerro Gordo County for 29 years, they are regular caucus attendees and have been active in the political process for the past 10 years. Jody is a member of the Cerro Gordo County Republican Women. Both are active leaders in the 4-H Club.

Cerro Gordo County Co-Chair Deb Hunt: Active in politics since moving to Mason City in 1980, she is the past Secretary of the Cerro Gordo County Central Committee, and currently serves as membership chair of the Cerro Gordo County Republican Women. She taught economics at North Iowa Area Community College for 13 years, and lives in Mason City with her husband, Dr. Sam Hunt, and has two grown sons, Ben and Bill.

These new members of "Team Romney" will help other Iowans realize what a key role we can play in giving our country the best leader possible in 2008 . . . President Mitt Romney!!


Anonymous said...

TEAM ROMNEY continues to add outstanding people!

Romney-Fuller '08

Jeff Fuller said...

Don't doom Romney by adding me to his ticket!


I'll just stay his "Fan In Cheif"

Tom in DC said...

Romney is the man & with enough dedication from his current supporters can & WILL win this election!

He will do many great things for this country and it will be a shame if we fail to elect him.

Tom in DC said...

Actually, I'm his fan in cheif!!! you'll have to be vice-fan in cheif!

Jeff Fuller said...

Wanna arm wrestle over that honor? I'll take you down, light-weight!