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Cedar County Democrats ask for your input and participation in focusing our goals for our community, state, and national government.

Our county central committee meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 7 pm.

Normally they are at the county courthouse, in the basement meeting room.

At the county level, 2 persons from each voting precinct are elected to vote on official party business, but all registered voters are welcome to attend and offer ideas.



Will you join the committee?  Help us guide the party forward?

About Central Committee Membership and Service

Members should: Know our mission and goals,  and pursue these in a responsible and competent way. We are the public face of the Democratic Party and its values.

It is desirable for members to avoid prejudiced judgments on the basis of rumor and urge those with grievance(s) to follow established policies. But a good member knows how to watch and act on trends and be ready to adjust. Bringing good will and a sense of humor to meetings can be helpful, as well as preparing for and participating in meetings and activities. If members ask timely and substantive questions consistent with personal beliefs and yet support the majority decision, our ideals will move forward.

Maintaining the confidentiality of meetings and not speaking for the party or candidates unless authorized to do so is a good practice. It is desirable to suggest agenda items to ensure consideration of significant policy related matters.

It is vital that members never accept (or offer) favors or gifts from (or to) anyone who does business with the Democratic Party. Reading and understanding financial statements and helping to follow financial responsibilities helps to focus on our goals.  We can’t eliminate money from politics completely, but we can work at the local level to use it wisely, with integrity.

Adapted from Carol Porch, July 2004: Adapted from Pamphlet, Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards by Richard Ingram; and the books, Doing Good Better by Stoesz & Raber, and Lessons for Successful Board Governance by Peter Drucker.

The central committee is comprised of two voting members from each precinct.

Precinct maps          District maps

2017 members are:

Cass/Center/Rochester/Iowa Precinct

Betty Lett                  
Richard Frauenholz


David Shinker           


Katie Kelly                  


Jodi Clemens              
Wesley Clemens         


Erin Doerscher          
Annette Doerscher   


Kate Halter                
Jack Werling             


James Dierickx       

Tipton 1

Phyllis Stumbo       

Tipton 2

Margie Griffin        
Joe Ann Ahrendsen        (563)886-6268

Tipton 3

Deb VanderGaast    
Andrew Allen           


West Branch

Emily Peck                 
Jeremy Dusenberry 


Chair                           Laura Twing              
Treasurer                   Douglas Klein            
Vice-Chair                 Larry Hodgden          
Secretary                   Sharon Hodgden       


2nd District Representatives/alternates

Erin Doerscher
Jodi Clemens
Andrew Allen
Kate Halter











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