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Iowa Caucus Consortium Announces Candidate Forum Series

Iowa Caucus Consortium

August 27, 2019

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Aug 27, 2019) – The Iowa Caucus Consortium’s first Candidate Forum Series Presented by Bank of America event for the 2020 cycle will feature Joe Sestak, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District from 2007 – 2011. The event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the State Historical Building.

The Candidate Forum Series is an effort to allow Greater Des Moines (DSM) community members and business leaders the chance to learn about and interact with presidential candidates. Events are free and open to the public. Candidates are allotted time to speak to the audience and then open up a question-and-answer session. The Candidate Forum Series is supported by Bank of America as the presenting sponsor and National Skills Coalition’s Voices for Skills and the Iowa Biotechnology Association as supporting sponsors.

John Delaney, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Maryland’s 6th Congressional District from 2013 – 2019, is scheduled to present on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. More events will be announced as they are confirmed.

Register for the first event on the Iowa Caucus Consortium’s website. Members of the media can register by contacting Courtney Shaw at cshaw@DSMpartnership.com.

About the Iowa Caucus Consortium

The Iowa Caucus Consortium has been created to maintain Iowa's first in the nation Caucus status and provide the media, candidates and visitors a meaningful, positive experience while showcasing the state and region. The Consortium is an initiative of Catch Des Moines and Greater Des Moines Partnership, with additional partners including Drake University, Technology Association of Iowa, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and American’s Cultivation Corridor, as well as close collaboration with the Iowa Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Iowa. For information on obtaining your 2019-2010 Iowa media credential, information on visiting Central Iowa and assistance with Greater Des Moines interviews, photos and b-roll, contact: Courtney Shaw at cshaw@dsmparntership.com or Mandy McWherter at mandy@catchdesmoines.com.

About Catch Des Moines

The Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Des Moines Area Sports Commission, collectively known as Catch Des Moines, is the official destination marketing organization promoting and representing Greater Des Moines to leisure travelers and meeting/sports planners. Our focus is to increase visitors to the metro and elevate the visitor experience to drive economic success and enhance the quality of life in the 15 local Greater Des Moines communities we represent.

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 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,400 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.