WEBSTER suggestions to action08 at gmail dot com   updated December 3, 2007
The Campaigns in Webster County
Webster County
County Seat: Fort Dodge
More Cities and Towns: Badger, Barnum, Burnside, Callender, Clare, Dayton, Duncombe, Gowrie, Harcourt, Lehigh, Moorland, Otho, Vincent. 
 

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Useful Links
Webster County Development
Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce
 
 
 

 

 
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POPULATION ESTIMATES (Census Bureau)
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
38,960
38,963
39,186
39,572
39,812
40,116
40,199

VOTER REGISTRATION (Nov. 1, 2007 Active)
Total (Active) Republican Democratic Non-Partisan
23,478 6,101 (25.99%) 8,805 (37.50%) 8,572 (36.51%)
1.23% of 1,912,197 active registered voters statewide.

29 precincts of 1,784 precincts statewide

Representation
Webster County Elected Officials
County Officials
Democrats
Auditor Carol Messerly 
County Attorney Timothy Schott 
Recorder Judy Cosgrove  Edwards
Sheriff Brian Mickelson 
Supervisor Phil Condon 
Supervisor Kim Motl 
Supervisor Greg Nolting 
State Senators 
25-Daryl Beall of Fort Dodge.  Edwards
5-Rich Olive of Story City (Story County).  Obama
4-John P. "Jack" Kibbie of Emmetsburg (Palo Alto County).
State Representatives
49-Helen Miller of Fort Dodge.  Obama
9-McKinley Bailey of Webster City (Hamilton County).  Biden
8-Dolores Mertz of Ottosen (Kossuth County).
Republicans
Treasurer Janice Horton 
Supervisor Keith Dencklau 
Supervisor Joel Lizer 
State Senators
State Representatives
50-Dave Tjepkes of Gowrie.  Romney

Local Party Leadership
Democrats
Chair - Kim Motl of Fort Dodge.
515-573-4051   democratic@dodgenet.com

 

Republicans
Webster County Republicans
Co-Chair - Michael Bradley of Fort Dodge.
515-576-2204   michael@webcorep.com 
Co-Chair - Tina Kastendieck of Fort Dodge.
Secretary - Marilyn Raine of Fort Dodge.
Treasurer - Andy Swanson of Dayton.
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The Campaigns in Webster County  PHOTOS
DELEGATES TO THE STATE CONVENTION
32 of 2,500 (1.28%)
% of REGISTERED REPUBLICANS STATEWIDE
1.02% (6,101 of 600,572)
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BIDEN
Member of Statewide Steering Committee: Paul Harrison, Director of The Church of the Damascus Road Reentry AfterCare Ministry in Fort Dodge 
 

CLINTON
Field Office: 1100 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, IA 50501   515-450-2055 
Grand opening May 12, 2007 
County Coordinator: Patsy Olejniczak of Fort Dodge  (7/26/07)
 

DODD
Field Office: 1020 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge 
...announced Nov. 7, 2007 
County Chairs:
?Ernest Kersten of Fort Dodge Webster County School Board and Democratic activist  (9/18/07 but not 11/28/07)
Mary B. Wilson of Fort Dodge Retired teacher and former member, Webster County School Board 
 

EDWARDS
Field Office: 519 Central Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501   515-576-6665 
County Chair: Char Gustufson, Fort Dodge   (6/12/07)
Rural County Chair: Philip Cooney, Duncombe   (4/20/07)
More Endorsements
State Rep. Daryl Beall of Fort Dodge  (10/11/07)
Recorder Judy Cosgrove  (11/29/07 county officials)
 

OBAMA
Field Office: 12-11th Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA 50501   515.573.1703
County Leadership Committee: Co-Chairs: Dr. Ed Miller and Ed O'Leary; Meg Beshey, Charles Clayton, Lois Dencklau, David Hearn  (9/28/07)
Endorsement: State Rep. Helen Miller of Fort Dodge  (9/14/07) 
 

RICHARDSON
Field Office: 1000 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, IA 50501  (515) 955-4940 
State Caucus Director: Shari Fitzgerald - "...a seasoned Iowa political operative who has been involved in every caucus since 1972." She was part of Dick Gephardt's 2004 campaign (one of two campaign chairs), Bill Bradley's 2000 campaign (one of five campaign chairs), Dick Gephardt's 1988 campaign, supported Gary Hart in 1984, and was part of Jimmy Carter's 1980 and 1976 campaigns, and has served on the State Central Committee of the Iowa Democratic Party.  From Fort Dodge.  (10/3/07)
Member Statewide Leadership Committee: City Councilman Matt Bemrich Master Electrician  (11/20/07)
Regional Leader: Richard Inman - retired teacher, At-Large Member of the Fort Dodge City Council (12/10/07)

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ROMNEY
Member of Iowa Legislative Leadership Team  (4/4/07)
State Rep. Dave Tjepkes (Gowrie) 

Member of Iowa Faith and Values Steering Committee   (7/19/07)
Gil Copper 

Member of Iowa Business Coalition  (6/20/07)
Terri Dillion, Owner, Dust-Tex 
 

FTHOMPSON
County Chair: John Kastendieck - Contractor; does carpentry and floorlaying as a sole proprietor.  He is also the husband of the Webster County GOP Co-chair. 
(11/5/07)

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