Candidate Forum Series Scheduled Throughout Fall
GREATER DES MOINES, IOWA (Sept. 12, 2018) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Young Professionals Connection (YPC), an initiative of The Partnership, and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute will host a Candidate Forum Series for Iowa candidates for Governor and U.S. Congress. The series is sponsored by Davis Brown Law Firm. Candidates will have the opportunity to present in a town hall-style format. The following candidates are confirmed:
- 7:30 – 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20: J.D. Scholten (D), running for election in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.
- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2: Cindy Axne (D), running for election in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.
- 4 – 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11: Dr. Christopher Peters (R), running for election in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.
- Noon – 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16: Congressman David Young (R), running for re-election in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.
- 7:30 – 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18: Congressman Dave Loebsack (D), running for re-election in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.
All Iowa candidates for Governor and U.S. Congress from the Democratic and Republican parties have been invited to participate. More forum dates and times will be announced when they are confirmed.
All Candidate Forum Series events will take place at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St. Ste. 100. Candidates will present and allow time for a question-and-answer session. Registration is free for Partnership Investors and Regional Business Members, YPC Members and Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Members and can be done on The Partnership Events page online. Registration is $15 for nonmembers, and a light breakfast or lunch will be provided.
All members of the media who wish to attend, must register on The Partnership Events page.
About the Greater Des Moines Partnership
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 340 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.
About the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute develops, connects, inspires, and challenges community champions through life-changing leadership experiences. In three decades, more than 2,000 leaders have participated in Institute programs, gaining a greater understanding of our community and opportunities for civic improvement. Please visit gdmli.com for more information.
About the Young Professionals Connection
The mission of Young Professionals Connection (YPC) is to promote an environment that attracts and retains young professionals in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Its efforts focus on connecting emerging leaders to each other and to the community through social, civic, charitable and professional development endeavors. Please visit ypcDSM.com to learn more.