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Audubon County Democrats Quarterly Meeting and Odd-Year Caucus: February 21, 2019 5-6:30 PM

Where: Exira Recreational Center 106 Jefferson St, Exira, Iowa 50076

What: Chance to catch up with fellow Democrats, hear party updates, and plan future events for Audubon County Dems. We will also get a chance to catch up with and thank JD (Scholten4Iowa) for running for Congress this year.

Audubon Dems 2019 2nd Quarter Meeting:  March 21, 2019 6-7 PM

Where: Exira Public Library (114 W Washington St, Exira, Iowa 50076)

What: Quarterly meeting with fellow Democrats. Hear party updates and plan events for Audubon County. This meeting will also include election of county party officers for the next two years.

A note about our events:

All Democrats or people interested in learning more about Democrats welcome! Neighboring county Democrats are particularly welcome, as we work to build a network of Democrats in Western Iowa.

Questions about events? Please contact County Party Chair Brigham Hoegh at or 712-249-5870.

Post-Election Energy in Audubon County

Thank you to the Audubon Dems who joined us for our quarterly meeting last night. There’s energy in Audubon County!
Key messages:
1. HUGE thanks to Peggy Smalley, who is stepping down as County Party Chair after many years of leadership and service. Brigham Hoegh will now serve as County Chair, and Shelby Young will serve as Co-Chair.
2. Thank you to all candidates who ran in 2018 in Audubon County, including JD Scholten, Peter Leo, and Dwight Jessen. Congratulations to Miranda Bills (County Recorder) and Deb Campbell (County Treasurer) on their re-elections.
3. Thank you to everyone who got involved with the 2018 elections. Many Audubon County Democrats knocked doors, wrote post cards, made phone calls, and put up yard signs. Special thanks to Barbara M. Leach, Kathy Manatt, and Michele Manatt for coming to Audubon County. This is participation in democracy to be proud of!
4. We will look to rotate quarterly meeting locations throughout the county. Follow this site for quarterly meeting information or email to be added to the Audubon Dems email list.
Happy Holidays!

Former Vice Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party returns to Audubon County to Get Out The Vote October 28-31 – Join her!

Great News! Barb Leach, former Vice Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, is returning to Iowa this election season to help Get Out The Vote in Audubon County! Barb will be here for 4 days only (Sunday Oct. 28 – Oct. 31)! 
Join Barb, and Kathy Manatt along with her daughter Michele Manatt, to knock doors, write post cards, and make phone calls for J.D. Scholten. 

Join as many of the following activities as you can squeeze out the time! Let’s get votes for all Democrats running for office in Audubon County! We must show Trump and the Republicans we are a blue wave here in Audubon County!

RSVP to Barb at or cell 202.262.6170.


Please invite friends!

  • SUN. OCT. 2– 1:30 at El Adobe Restaurant: door-knocking in Audubon
  • MON. OCT. 2
    • 10 AM-1 PM at Broadway 312 Bakery: door-knocking in Audubon
    • 1 PM – Lunch break at El Adobe Restaurant
    • 2:30 – 4:30 – door-knocking in Audubon
    • 6:15 PM – Taylor Hill Lodge (1614 Highway 71, Audubon) – postcard writing and phone-calling with Peter Leo
  • TUES. OCT. 30
    • Daytime: door knocking in Harlan (contact Barb for details) day to include lunch at Milk & Honey Restaurant and Women to Women phone-calling.
    • 6:15 PM – Taylor Hill Lodge (1614 Highway 71, Audubon) postcard writing and phone-calling with Peter Leo
  • WED. OCT. 31
    • 10 AM – Broadway 321 Bakery for Coffee, drive to Exira for door-knocking
    • 1 PM – lunch with Susan Osvald (location to be determined) – followed by more door-knocking.

It’s voting season!

Election 2018 is Tuesday, November 6th. You can vote any day from now till then!

Find your polling place here:

If you need help getting an absentee ballot/ballot by mail, registering to vote, or voting early, contact the Audubon County Auditor’s office at the courthouse in Audubon:
You can vote at the auditors office Monday-Friday from now until the election from 8-4:30 (the office doesn’t close for lunch).

Let’s turn out the vote in Audubon County! Go Dems!

Audubon County Democrats hold Successful Day of Action

October 20, 2018 – You may have seen folks walking around the towns of Exira, Audubon, and Kimballton last Saturday. The door knockers shared information on Democrats running for office in Audubon County and left flyers on the candidates in doors. It was a beautiful day of action, sharing information on Democratic candidates and helping voters obtain absentee ballots. Big thanks to everyone who helped organize the day and knock doors and write postcards! Pictured is Audubon County volunteer Allison Berryhill and State House Candidate Peter Leo. Allison’s grandson snuck in the photo, too.



Audubon County Town hall with JD Scholten Sunday, October 14th

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Join Audubon County Congressional and Iowa House candidates JD Scholten and Peter Leo for a town hall meeting this Sunday in Audubon.

Audubon High School, Board Room Sunday, October 14 • 5:00-6:00 pm

J.D. Scholten is touring the district again, and he is looking forward to the opportunity to hear from all of you. Iowa Values define J.D. Scholten. JD is an Iowan, a community member, and a teammate with energy, a strong work ethic, and integrity. His family raised him to put others first and believe that hard work, civility, and community are the values we should all aspire to. He is committed to living those values through his campaign to unseat Steve King.

Flyer to share:

Audubon County TH Flyer

Audubon Democrats host House Party Farm Concert for Iowa House Candidates Peter Leo and Denise O’Brien

Atlantic, Iowa October 6, 2018 – House Party Farm Concert 2018 for People For Peter Leo – Iowa House District 12 and O’Brien for Iowa House District 21 was a great night! Big thank you to musicians @Randy Burk of Randy Burk and the PrisonersBlake D. Lubinus, and @Charles Nixon and John Richardson! It’s fun to be a Democrat in Western Iowa with this crowd! Check out the video of the tail end of Blake playing “The Star Spangled Banner” on the harmonica. Shed, farm equipment, flags–that’s us!

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