State Democratic party chair to hold forum in Jefferson

DemocratDr Andrea “Andy” McGuire, newly-elected chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, will be in Jefferson at Homestead Bakery this Friday, Jan. 30, at 7 pm to talk with fellow Democrats about the future of the Democratic party in Iowa and in the nation.

McGuire was elected by the state central committee on Jan. 17. Her visit in Jefferson is the first of many stops around the state. She will be hosted by Ted Herrick of Jefferson, a member of the Democratic state central committee.

“When it comes to moving our party forward, building our infrastructure and strengthening our foundation, I am ready to take on the job to make the Iowa Democratic party the best state party in the nation,” said McGuire in a press release last week. “I look forward to working with Iowans in all 99 counties about our key issues of education, equality, and growing the economy for everyone.”

McGuire specializes in nuclear medicine and is the president and chief operating officer of a company that focuses on improving access to healthcare for Iowans. She holds both an MD and a master’s of business administration. She was a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2006. She is originally from Waterloo and currently resides in Des Moines.

McGuire is particularly eager to get input from Democrats about what the party’s priorities should be for the next two years. All Democrats are encouraged to attend, Herrick said.

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