WARREN   25 precincts
Warren County County Seat: Indianola
More Cities and Towns: Ackworth, Carlisle, Cumming, Hartford, Lacona, Martensdale, Milo, New Virginia, Norwalk, Sandyville, Spring Hill, St. Marys.
Population, July 2002 est.: 41,523.   - 1.41% of total IA population of 2,936,760.
Registered Democrats (Active Aug. 1, 2003): 8,643.    - 1.64% of Democratic statewide total of 526,207.

Warren County Reg. (Active Aug. 1, 2003): Rep. 8,166 (31.25%)  Dem. 8,643 (33.07%)   NP 9,323 (35.68%)    Total: 26,132.
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.

Warren County Democratic Elected Officials
State Senators 
(Senate District 37 encompasses Warren County)
State Representatives
(Warren County encompasses House District 74 and part of District 73)
74 - Mark Davitt of Indianola
Supervisor Marvin Grace of Carlisle
County Attorney Gary Kendell
County Auditor Traci Vanderlinden
Indianola Mayor Jerry Kelley
Warren County Democratic Party
County Chair: Robert "Bob" Burns of Indianola
Vice Chair: Beverly Dickerson of Indianola
Secretary: Marilyn Kirkpatrick of New Virginia
Treasurer: Jim Van Arkel of Indianola
. Useful Links
Indianola Community Network
Indianola Chamber of Commerce
Simpson College

The Record Herald and Indianola Tribune

The Campaigns In Warren County
Dean for America -- Field Staffer: Matt Unger.
Edwards for President, Inc.  --
Gephardt for President, Inc. --
Bob Graham for President, Inc. --
John Kerry for President, Inc.  --
Kucinich for President --

Key Supporters
Howard Dean
Robert Burns, Warren Democratic County Chair   --heads Dean's Warren County Steering Committee.
Burns was born and raised a Republican but became a Democrat when he went to Simpson College.  There, in 1976, he supported the campaigns of first Sen. Fred Harris and then Jimmy Carter.  Also in 1976 he became a member of the Warren County Democrats' central committee; he has served on the committee nearly continuously since then.  Burns was county chair for Gary Hart 's campaign in 1984 and 1988.  He was less active in politics for a number of years to help raise his children, then became party chair in March 2002.   Burns met Dean on Feb. 17, 2003 at the Warren County Off-Year Caucus at Indianola Masonic  Temple and was impressed by his stance against war in Iraq.  He announced his support for Dean to the central committee in August 2003.

John Edwards
Simpson College Democrats (April 4, 2003)

John Kerry
County Attorney Gary Kendell
 Political Note
Sen. Tom Harkin was born in Cumming.

 Clarke  Lucas

Copyright © 2003 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.