Constitution Events Set

Story County will host two different events meant to increase the public’s knowledge of the Constitution this fall.

On Saturday, September 20, a “Constitution Workshop” is set for Stonebrook Community Church from 12:15 pm to 3:30 pm.  The church is located at 3611 Eisenhower Avenue in Ames.  Participants are invited to a day of fun learning about the Constitution and what makes our country great.

Scheduled speakers include keynote speaker Jeff Taylor, Professor of Political Science at Dordt College;  Iowa Representative Jason Schultz;  and Don Racheter of the Public Interest Institute.  A light snack and beverage will be offered mid-afternoon.

This workshop is sponsored by Liberty Iowa and Ames Area Homeschoolers.  RSVP by September 19 to

On Saturday, October 25,  a program titled, “Serious Civics For America” is set for Harvest Evangelical Church from 10 am to 1 pm.  The church is located at 524 River Hills Drive in Story City.  The program’s goal is to raise civics awareness and enhance education reform.

Speaker Sam Clovis served in the United States Air Force, commanded the 70th fighter Squadron, and retired as the Inspector General of the United States Space Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command.  Clovis earned a MBA from Golden Gate University and a doctorate from the University Of Alabama.  He has served as the President of Serious Civics for America, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on raising civics awareness and enhancing education reform.  Clovis is currently a tenured full Professor of Economics at a private liberal arts college in northwest Iowa.

This is a non-partisan class open to everyone and appropriate for middle school children through adults  Light snacks will be provided.

For more information about Serious Civics, including video links and copies of our founding documents, click here.   More information about this event can be found on Facebook by clicking here, or by calling Laura Carlson at (515) 291-5430.

Governor Branstad To Visit ISU

On Tuesday, September 9, Governor Branstad will be in Ames for his Building Iowa’s Future Tour. Please see full details below and make plans to attend in support of the Governor!

What: Building Iowa’s Future Tour

When: 11AM, Tuesday, September 9th

Where: Memorial Union (3rd Floor, Gallery Room), ISU Campus

Who: Any and all. Event is free and open to the public.

Please email Jacob Johnson at to let him know if you plan to attend.

September Newsletter is Now Available!

Our September 2014 newsletter is now available. Summer is almost over, and we’re less than 30 days away from the start of early voting. We need all hands on deck to win this November. Check out our newsletter to find out how you can help, from working in the Victory Office to knocking on doors, creating t-shirts, or volunteering on the committees that keep the Story County GOP functioning. We had a great event with the Judge Joseph Story Dinner, and a great turnout at the Lincoln Highway Days Parade. Share the good news with your friends.

Lincoln Highway Days Parade

The Story County Republicans will be participating in the Lincoln Highway Days Parade on Saturday, August 23rd in Nevada. We will have a float very similar to what we used in the Ames 4th of July parade. We need lots of people to show up and help make a great showing again. Please make every effort to attend – whether it’s tossing candy, handing out candidate material, carrying our large candidate stake signs, or simply wearing a candidate’s t-shirt and waving to the crowd, every little bit helps.

The parade begins at 10:00 AM, with line-up at 9:00 AM. We need volunteers to arrive by 8:30 AM in order to help setup the float if possible. We will be meeting and lining up on the south side of the old Donnelly building (between 12th and 15th St. and M Avenue) in Nevada.

Click here for a map of the staging area

Everyone loves a parade, so please join us!!

Grassley To Appear On Behalf Of Davis

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will be the featured guest at an upcoming fundraiser for the State Senate campaign of Jeremy Davis. The fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the home of Lee and Sherry Sargent, 4300 Timber Ridge Drive, in Ames.

The suggested individual donation is $50.  Please RSVP by August 28th by sending an email to

Fundraiser Planned For Renee Twedt

Story County Treasurer Renee Twedt will be hosting a house party with Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds in attendance from 5:30 to 7:30 on Wednesday night, August 13. The reception will take place at the Winkleblack Home, located at 5854 Oakcrest Circle in Ames. The individual price to attend is $50. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please email Renee at

Call to Convention

If you were a delegate or alternate delegate for the 2014 Story County Republican Convention, you will be getting one of these in the mail soon. We will be reconvening our County Convention on Monday, August 18th at 6:30 PM at the Oakwood Road Community Center, 2400 Oakwood Road in Ames, in order to elect a second candidate for Story County Board of Supervisors. Please make plans to attend.

Call to Convention postcard

Call to Convention postcard