Saturday, April 22, 2006
2nd District Convetion: Get your procedure here
Todd Versteegh (esteemed chairman of the Johnson County Central Committee) was nominated and approved to chair the convention.
The report from the credentials committe might suprise a few people. When I tell people about Johnson County Repbulicans, I get a lot of raised eyebrows. "Republicans? Anyway, here's each county's delegate count:
Anyway, here's each county's delegate count:
Appanoose County - 0
Cedar County - 11
Henry County - 12
Jefferson County - 4
Johnson County - 34
Lee County - 15
Linn County - 34
Louisa County - 6
Muscatine County - 18
Van Bueran County - 5
Wappelo County - 8
Washington County - 7
Some latecomers added to Linn County's total and caused a moment of confusion during the state central committee voting.10:44 - Debate on the rules
This the part I love about conventions. No wait, this is the part I hate. I'll spare you the details, mostly because I went to get a drink.
I think Linn county did a fine job hosting ...
but I tell you what was really impressive was the strategic voting of Muscatine and some of the other southern tier counties. Lisa Smith and Mark Lucas earned the spots on the central cmte early and easily because of those counties' unity. could give both Johnson and Linn a lesson.
From the sound of it, our convention went much more smoothly than the 1st or 3rd. Thanks are in order to our hosts and the chair.
Thats why Johnson County's chair was asked to chair the Convention, as he is one of the senior activists in the 2nd District and has done a hellva job in doing caucus/conventions and elections in years past.
All one has to do is look at their 2004 election results as compared to 2000. 4000 additional votes for GWB, nearly half of the 10,000 Bush won Iowa by came from Johnson County.