STORY  43 precincts
Story County County Seat: Nevada
More Cities and Towns: Ames, Cambridge, Collins, Colo, Gilbert, Huxley, Kelley, Maxwell, McCallsburg, Nevada, Roland, Slater, Story City, Zearing.
Population, July 2002 est.: 80,649.   - 2.75% of total IA population of 2,936,760.
Registered Democrats (Active Aug. 1, 2003): 11,870.    - 2.26% of Democratic statewide total of 526,207.

Story County Reg. (Active Aug. 1, 2003): Rep. 13,212 (30.04%)  Dem. 11,870 (26.99%)   NP 18,895 (42.97%)    Total: 43,977.
Total IA Reg. (Active. Aug. 1, 2003): Rep. 580,252 (32.45%)   Dem. 526,207 (29.43%)  Grn. 135   NP 681,394 (38.11%)  Total: 1,787,988.

Story County Democratic Elected Officials
State Senators 
(Story County encompasses parts of Senate Districts 5 and 23)
23 - Herman Quirmbach of Ames
State Representatives
(Story County encompasses House District 45 and parts of 46 and 10)
45 - Jane Greimann of Ames 
46 - Lisa Heddens of Ames 
Supervisor Jane Halliburton
Supervisor Wayne Clinton
Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald
Attorney Steve Holmes
also very active in Democratic circles
Colo Mayor Clayton Carmody
Story County Democratic Party
Story County Democrats
County Chair: Jan Bauer
Vice Chair: Brent Wynja
Treasurer: Charles Sage
Secretary: De Betts
. Useful Links
Iowa State University
Ames Chamber of Commerce

The Tribune (Ames)   515-232-2160
Toll Free: 800-234-TRIB
Iowa State Daily
WOI FM 90.1 (Ames/Des Moines)   515-294-2025
1430 KASI (Ames)   515-232-1430

The Campaigns In Story County
Dean for America -- 118 Kellogg Street, Suite 3  ...Maureen Meyer
Edwards for President, Inc.  -- 120 Kellogg, Ames  ...Jessie Bradley
Gephardt for President, Inc. -- 116 Main Street, Ames  ...Kati Cerniglia
2003 graduate of Emory; in 2000 was State Coordinator of Georgia Students for Gore.  From West Des Moines.
John Kerry for President, Inc.  --  319 Clark, Ames  ...Damien Specht
Served as a legislative secretary in the Iowa House.  Graduate of Grinnell  with a degree in political science.
Kucinich for President  --  204 Stanton #4, Ames  ...Terre Lundy
Bob Graham for President, Inc. -- Nicky Thompson

Key Supporters
Howard Dean
Jane Halliburton - County Supervisor, Nevada.
Sandy Opstvedt - president, IBEW Iowa State Conference, Story City.  part of Dean's statewide leadership team (Sept. '03)
Johnie Hammond - former state Senator, Ames.  part of Dean's statewide leadership team (Sept. '03)
Dr. Shelia McGuire Riggs - Was Iowa chair of the Graham campaign until it ended in early Oct. 2003; immediate past chair of the Iowa Democratic Party; ran for Congress in 1994, Ames.

Cyclones for Dean
President: Joel D. Taylor - junior in political science, also studying for a teaching certificate; from State Center, Iowa. >

John Edwards
Anna King - activist, Ames
Louis Mourlam - activist, Ames
Beverly Mourlam - activist, Ames
"The Mayor" Fred Hoiberg -- a hometown hero who became known as "The Mayor" after repeatedly receiving write-in votes for local office in Ames, Iowa, is currently a forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team.   Hoiberg led the Ames High School basketball team to the state championship in his senior year, and was selected as Iowa's "Mr. Basketball" and "Mr. Football" before going on to lead the Iowa State University basketball team. (Jan. 12, 2003)

John Kerry
Story County Co-Chairs: Jan Bauer and Brent Wynja

State Legislators (Sept. 8, 2003)
Rep. Jane Greimann of Ames
Rep. Lisa Heddens of Ames

Veterans for Kerry (Aug. 26, 2003)
Honorary State Chair
Gene Thorson, Ames    ...Navy, Vietnam
Story County Chair
Jeff Heddens, Ames   ...Army (Meritorius Service Medal)

More State Leadership (Oct. 9, 2003)
Clayton "Bus" Carmody - Mayor of Colo
Rex Gross - former Story County Supervisor
Betty and Doug Haviland - activists
Larry Larson - former Story County Supervisor
Phyllis Peters - former State Central Committee, former Story County Chair

Students for Kerry
President: Karla Hardy - junior from Tyler, TX studying History and Sociology, pursuing minors in French and Political Science. >

Dennis Kucinich
ISU Students for Kucinich
President: Cassi A Johnson - second year master's student in the Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture.  Grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, and attended Indiana University for her undergraduate degree in Geography. >

not competing in Iowa
Wesley Clark
Max Guyll - a research scientist at the Institute for Social and Behavioral Research at Iowa State University; Guyll has Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Guyll saw Clark's June 15, 2003 appearance on "Meet the Press" and was impressed with Clark's "maturity and sophistication."  Then in August he saw draft Clark activity happening in other states and took the initiative, joining the network and serving as an initial champion and cheerleader for Clark in Iowa.

Bob Graham
Dr. Shelia McGuire Riggs - Immediate past chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, ran for Congress in 1994, Ames.  --Iowa chair of the Graham campaign.
Weldon Walsh - retired, worked for many years in the adminstration at ISU
Top: September 3, 2003 photos.  Bottom: Date uncertain.

Hamilton  Hardin
Polk   Jasper

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