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Democratic legislative candidates in Johnson County answer questions at a forum hosted by University Democrats at Iowa on April 20, 2022.

Johnson County House, Senate candidates agree on importance of prioritizing young Iowans

Emily Delgado , Politics Reporter April 20, 2022

Democratic House and Senate candidates in Johnson County agreed the statehouse needs to prioritize young Iowans.  The University Democrats at Iowa held a forum for Johnson County House and Senate...

Andrew Dunn, Democratic candidate running for Iowa House District 90, holds the microphone while passionately speaking about bipartisanship during the University of Iowa Faculty Staff Legislative Forum at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, April 18, 2022.

Iowa Democratic House and Senate candidates talk policy at University of Iowa forum

Meg Doster, Politics Reporter April 18, 2022

  Candidates in the upcoming legislative races, majority Democrats, worked to differentiate themselves in a crowded field. The University of Iowa’s Faculty Senate and Staff Council hosted...

Iowa Senate Candidate John Raley speakers with students on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Iowa Senate candidate John Raley highlights need for bipartisanship

Lauren White, Politics Reporter March 23, 2022

Candidate for Iowa Senate District 45, John Raley, visited the University of Iowa on Wednesday night to meet with the University Democrats, where he and the students agreed that education, LGBTQ+ rights,...

Adam Zabner, a candidate for Iowa House District 90, met with University Democrats at Iowa on Wednesday to discussion his campaign priorities.

Iowa House candidate Adam Zabner emphasizes need for university funding

Lauren White, Politics Reporter February 16, 2022

With nine months until the 2022 midterm elections, candidates are amping up their campaigning in Iowa City. Adam Zabner, Democratic candidate for Iowa House District 90, met with the University Democrats...

Caucus organizers are seen during the Republican caucus at the Iowa Memorial Union on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

Democrats gather virtually to caucus, Republicans remain in-person

Emily Delgado and Meg Doster February 8, 2022

In the off-year caucus, Democratic candidates in Johnson County used the first virtual Iowa caucus to rally support in the upcoming midterms, and county Republicans chose precinct leaders and set party...

Attendee Jennifer Leonhard holds up a sign during a rally before the opening of the 2022 Legislative Session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Leonhard attended the rally to support the medical freedom and privacy bill.

Iowa House introduces bill to further evaluate presidential executive orders

Lauren White, Politics Reporter January 11, 2022

On the second day of the 2022 Iowa legislative session, a lawmaker introduced a bill that would put presidential executive orders under review in Iowa if those orders are suspected of restricting a...

Adam Zabner is seen with Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga. (Courtesy of Adam Zabner)

Adam Zabner announces campaign for Iowa House seat

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor January 5, 2022

Another young candidate has entered the race in Iowa House District 90.  Adam Zabner, a 22-year-old Democratic activist from Iowa City, announced his legislative campaign on Wednesday.  Andrew...

Elinor Levin, Iowa House of Representative candidate for District 89, poses for a portrait at Encounter Cafe in Iowa City on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.

Democrat Elinor Levin looking to bring new ideas to Iowa Statehouse

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor December 13, 2021

Elinor Levin had wanted to run for office for several years, and with the retirement of Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, who has been in her seat since 1995, Levin says she has found the right opportunity....

Recently appointed member of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee Tony Currin. Currin is also the Affirmative Action Chair for the Johnson County Democrats. (Contributed)

Iowa City leader to run for Iowa House

Lauren White, Politics Reporter December 13, 2021

Iowa City community leader Tony Currin announced on Monday that he will be running for Iowa House as a Democrat to replace Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, in District 89.  According to a press...

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announces run for Iowa Senate

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announces run for Iowa Senate

Lauren White , Politics Reporter November 16, 2021

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announced on Tuesday that she is running for Iowa Senate District 45 in the 2022 election.  Weiner, a Democrat, is the first candidate to announce a campaign...

City Councilor Janice Weiner accepts a ballet from a voter during early voting polls at the Old Capitol Mall on Oct. 26, 2021. The opportunity to vote early and in person started on Oct. 13, 2021.

New voting rules cause absentee ballot headaches for auditors

Rylee Wilson , Managing Editor October 26, 2021

New deadlines for absentee ballots are creating hang-ups for some counties, including Johnson County. A law signed by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds in March shortened Iowa’s early voting period from...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague leads a march during a rally for voting rights at the Pentacrest on Saturday, Aug. 28.

Iowa Democrats rally against voter suppression

Arabia Parkey, News Reporter August 30, 2021

The March on Old Capitol for Voting Rights was one of over 50 nonviolent rallies held across the nation protesting the 389 bills suppressing voting methods that have been introduced by over 48 states...

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