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Discuss The Issues With Political Candidates At Forums

August 28, 2014

With November elections right around the corner, now is the time to get to know the candidates who could represent Greater Des Moines (DSM). The Partnership will host a series of forums in September and October to allow Regional Members to hear the candidates’ visions for the future. Regional Members will have the opportunity to share their own vision for a greater DSM with the candidates. All Candidate Series forums will take place at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. The Partnership’s 2014 Candidate Series is sponsored by MidAmerican Energy.

“We are excited to host the candidates and give our members a chance to participate in candid discussions about the issues that are of concern and importance to the Greater Des Moines business community,” said Joseph Jones, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy for the Partnership. “These types of discussions are vital to our political process.”

The Partnership has extended invitations to candidates for Governor, the U.S. Senate, and Iowa’s Congressional Districts. The candidates from both major political parties were invited. To date, the following candidates have accepted invitations:

Jim Mowrer, Candidate for the 4th Congressional District
Thursday, Sept. 11, 7:30 – 9 a.m.

Governor Terry Branstad, Candidate for Governor
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 11: 30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

State Senator Jack Hatch, Candidate for Governor
Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:30 - 9 a.m.

David Young, Candidate for the 3rd Congressional District
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Congressman Dave Loebsack, Candidate for the 2nd Congressional District
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Staci Appel, Candidate for the 3rd Congressional District
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Candidate Series forums are Member-only events. To register, go to DSMpartnership.com/publicpolicy.

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 320 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.