FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: IOWA GOP
MARCH 19, 2012
IOWA GOP ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF COMMITTEE ON THE IOWA CAUCUS
DES MOINES–The Republican Party of Iowa (RPI) State Central Committee today approved the formation of a 17-member Iowa Caucus Review Committee and confirmed Chairman A. J. Spikerâ€™s nominees to the committee.
The committee will be chaired by RPI Co-Chair Bill Schickel.Â Iowa Secretary of State Deputy of Elections Mary Mosiman will serve as committee co-chair.
â€œMy challenge to the committee is to bring back recommendations that will build upon the most open and transparent presidential preference process in the country,â€ Spiker said.
â€œThe purpose of the committee is to conduct a full audit and review of the Republican Caucus,â€ said Schickel. â€œWeâ€™re going to review what went right and what went wrong. We will fix what went wrong and promote what went right.â€
The committee will hold its first meeting at 10 A.M. Thursday, April 26 in Des Moines. Future meetings will be held in other communities across the state.
Committee members will be assigned to sub-committees on public relations, operations and training. A research subcommittee will gather data and background information for the committee.
The committee and each of the sub-committees will be asking for ideas and suggestions from experts and ordinary citizens alike throughout the state and nation, Schickel said.
â€œAlthough this will be a review of the Republican caucuses, we will be acting in consultation with our colleagues in the Democrat Party,â€ Schickel said.Â â€œHaving open, honest and transparent caucuses is in the interest of all Iowans.â€
The members of the Iowa Caucus Review Committee are:
- Chair Bill Schickel, Cerro Gordo County
- Co-Chair Mary Mosiman, Story County
- Chad Olsen, Guthrie County
- David Chung, Linn County
- David Fischer, Polk County
- David Oman, Polk County
- Gwen Ecklund, Crawford County
- Judy Davidson, Scott County
- Kathy Pearson, Linn County
- Kim Lehman, Polk County
- Randy Erickson, Buena Vista County
- Rev. Jamie Johnson, Webster County
- Richard Schwarm, Winnebago County
- Sen. Nancy Boettger, Shelby County
- Steve Grubbs, Scott County
- Steve Scheffler, Polk County
- Wes Enos, Polk County
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