Cass Co. Democratic HQ officially opens


September 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Democratic Party officially opened its Election Headquarters at 511 Chestnut Street in Atlantic, Tuesday, with 32 voters attending its Open House. Sherry Toelle, Cass County Democratic Party Chairperson, says former Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge was the keynote speaker at the event, acting as a surrogate for President Obama as well as speaking from her twenty years of experience in the political arena. Toelle says Judge stated the Democrats running for Statehouse seats were some of the best candidates that she has seen in years.

She expressed the need for a large voter turnout this election as it is the most important election of this generation, citing controversial issues such as Medicare and Social Security stability, voter suppression issues across the nation, and health care coverage for all citizens. In addition, John Rose, candidate for Iowa House District #21, running against Jack Drake, spoke of his slate of issues, including education, educational funding, property tax reform, infrastructure, and Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid funding for the states.Rose cited concerns that the current Governor has expressed negativity toward the Medicaid expansion, despite increased federal funding for the program.

The Cass County Democratic Party’s Headquarters is open 7 days a week.