Julian Castro Visits Exira on First Trip to Iowa as a Presidential Candidate


Left: Chair Brigham Hoegh and Vice Chair Shelby Young caught Julian for a photo.

Right: Julian speaking in Exira.

February 21, 2019 – On his first trip to Iowa as a Presidential Candidate, Julian Castro visited the Audubon Democrats in Exira. In attendance were Audubon County Democrats, Cass County Democrats, and a number of journalists from papers including the LA Times, the Des Moines Register, and The Dallas Morning News–highlighting the attention Julian is receiving.

Julian shared his vision for his presidency highlighting goals of making the US:

  • Best Educated:
    • Including universal pre-K, which he has experience implementing as Mayor of San Antonio.
  • Healthiest:
    • Medicare for All
  • Fairest:
    • Justice system reform
    • Raise the minimum wage
    • Immigration reform: noting we don’t have to choose between secure borders and humane treatment of people.

Julian also said he would recommit the US to the Paris Climate Agreement, noting it’s a false choice to choose between the environment and jobs. Lastly, Julian noted he’s not taking any PAC money or any federal lobbyist money.

In time for questions, Julian was asked a number of questions including: How would you work across the aisle? To which he answered: 1) change the tone, 2) encourage Congress to be more transparent, and 3) encourage updating redistricting to be fairer.

Legislative Briefing Coffees Scheduled in Audubon

Legislative Briefings for Representative Brian Best and Senator Mark Segebart have been scheduled by the Audubon Chamber of Commerce. 
The briefings are scheduled for Saturday, February 2nd (10-11 AM) and Saturday, March 2nd (10-11 AM). Both meetings will be held at the Memorial Building in Audubon. Please check the chamber’s website (check the calendar) for the most up-to-date information on these meetings as schedules can change and weather can get in the way of plans

Welcome 2020 Democrats!

We’re excited to see folks throwing their hats in the ring for 2020 elections! Please know Democratic candidates are welcome at our Audubon County events, and we are happy to help schedule and host candidate meet-and-greets. Please reach out to Brigham and Shelby at brighamhoegh@gmail.com and shelbyyoung81@gmail.com to set up a visit.

We hope to see all candidates in Audubon County!