Fourth Congressional District Convention

Download the District Convention Call Booklet

The 2014 Fourth Congressional District Convention will be sponsored by the Buena Vista County Democrats and held on Saturday, April 26, in the Storm Lake Elementary School, 1810 Highland Dr. (access from Vista Dr.) in Storm Lake, 50588. This is adjacent to the Middle School where we held the 2012 Convention.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the Convention called to order at 9 a.m. Official business will begin at 10 a.m. or when a quorum is present.

The Convention Delegate fee request will be $20 and the cost of food $10 per person, which includes a continental breakfast and a hot catered lunch served on site. (A vegetarian lunch can be provided if ordered in advance.)

The Call to Convention will soon be available online; to help defray costs we will not mail the Call unless requested otherwise.

The number of Delegates by County for IDP4 is as follows:

  • IDP4 NW Region 1: Lyon – 2, Osceola – 2, Dickinson – 4, Emmet – 2, Sioux – 2, O’Brien – 2, Clay – 3, Palo Alto – 2, Cherokee – 2, Buena Vista – 3
  • IDP4 NE Region 2: Kossuth – 4, Winnebago – 3, Hancock – 2, Cerro Gordo – 13, Floyd – 5, Chickasaw – 3, Humboldt – 2, Wright – 3, Franklin – 2, Butler – 3
  • IDP4 SE Region 3: Pocahontas – 2, Calhoun – 2, Webster – 9, Hamilton – 4, Hardin – 4, Grundy – 2, Carroll – 5, Greene – 2, Boone – 7, Story – 26
  • IDP4 SW Region 4:  Plymouth – 4, Woodbury – 21, Ida – 2, Sac – 2, Monona – 2, Crawford – 3, Harrison – 3, Shelby – 2, Audubon – 2

NOTE:  If you have more people who wish to attend the District Convention, we’re sure we’ll be able to seat them. 

Temporary Chairs are as follows:

  • Temporary Arrangement Committee Chair – Georgia Robertson
  • Temporary Arrangement Committee Vice-Chairs – Louise Erbes and James Eliason
  • Temporary Credentials Committee Chair – Andy Bock  (515) 291-3487  Andybock@gmail.com
  • Temporary Credentials Committee Vice-Chairs – Rick Mullin and Dave Mansheim
  • Temporary Rules and Nominations Committee Chair – Penny Rosfjord
  • Temporary Platform Committee Chair – Sue Seedorff-Keninger  1111 Mitchell St., Ackley, IA 50601-1430  (319) 939-8720  keninger@mchsi.com
  • Temporary Platform Committee Vice-Chair – Chris Petersen

More information will be forthcoming.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact IDP4 Chairperson Dave Somsky  (712 276-7869 or 712 898-6530) david@somsky.net, or IDP4 Vice Chairperson Georgia Robertson  (515 432-2801)  georgiarobertson@gmail.com


Caucus to Convention 2014

The Iowa Democratic Party approved the calendar leading to the Iowa Democratic Party’s State Convention on June 21, 2014.

Precinct Caucuses – January 21
County Convention – March 8
District Convention – April 26
State Convention – June 21


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