Story County GOP to host second annual Freedom Run 5k

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US Senator Joni Ernst, Iowa Auditor Mary Mosiman will be among participants


Ames, IA – Chairman Brett Barker announced today that the Story County Republicans are partnering with the Story County Freedom Flight to host the second annual Story County Freedom Run. Among the planned participants are US Senator Joni Ernst and Iowa Auditor Mary Mosiman. The event will take place on Saturday, April 25 at SCORE Pavilion in Nevada, IA. Included in the day’s events are a 5k race, a one-mile walk, and a children’s fun run. A pancake breakfast will immediately follow the race. All money raised will be directly contributed to the Story County Freedom Flight.


“Last year’s inaugural running of the Freedom Run was an incredible success, and we are excited to continue the tradition this year,” said Chairman Barker. “I am thankful to Senator Ernst, as well as Auditor Mary Mosiman, for agreeing to participate in a great cause that will raise funds to send our American heroes on a trip they have earned.”


Story County Freedom Flight honors Story County veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm for their sacrifices by sending them to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials from their respective wars. The organization is in its fourth year of operation, and was awarded the Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Award by Governor Terry Branstad in 2013 for their efforts.


7:00 AM to 8:15 AM: Check-in and Registration

8:15 AM: Childrens’ Fun Run

8:30 AM: 5k Road Race and 1-Mile Walk

*Pancake breakfast to immediately follow conclusion of 5k race at SCORE Pavilion. Breakfast will be free for race registrants and $10 for non-race registrants.



5k Road Race: $30 by Saturday, April 11; $35 after April 11.

One Mile Walk: $25 by Saturday, April 11; $30 after April 11.

Children’s Fun Run: $10 per child, no t-shirt included.

*T-shirt and goodie bag only guaranteed for those who sign up by April 11.

**Race day registrations will be accepted between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM.


Email for more information.

Congratulations And Thanks

Thanks to all the volunteers who worked hard to secure significant victories this year for the GOP.

The Story County Republicans also congratulate Rick Sanders, Stacie Herridge, and Renee Twedt on their victories! Rick was handily re-elected to the Story County Board of Supervisors, Stacie cruised to victory for her first term as Story County Recorder, and Renee does her job so well that she was unopposed in her bid for re-election as Story County Treasurer.

Victory Party Planned

Davis for Senate will be hosting an election night gathering for supporters and members of the Story County GOP tonight (Election Day) at the new Wallaby’s location (2733 Stange Road in Ames). Doors will open 8 pm. Come check out the new Wallaby’s and gather with friends to watch election results roll in throughout the night!
RSVP to or if you plan to attend!
Each vote matters, especially for candidates down-ballot. We have an amazing slate of GOP candidates this year, so please encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to vote!

Joni Ernst Headed To Ames

US Senate Candidate Joni Ernst will be wrapping up her 99 county tour, the “full Grassley,” in Story County this Thursday night with a rally in Ames! Join Joni and US Senator Chuck Grassley for the rally at 7:15 PM at Olde Main Restaurant in downtown Ames!
RSVP if you plan to attend by emailing Josie Peterson at
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Jensen Dinner Set For Monday

STORY CITY–  Story County Republicans will remember one of the party’s most revered activists and rally volunteers in her memory on October 27.

The annual Wendy Jensen Memorial Chili Supper is scheduled for 5:30 pm on Monday, October 27 at the Story City Community Center, 503 Elm Avenue.  Dinner will be served at 6 pm

Between 2008 and 2011, Jensen, a Story City native, made over 100,000 calls for Republican candidates.  Jensen passed away suddenly in 2011.

The supper is meant to inspire volunteers during the final Get-Out-The-Vote push in the county.  Story County legislative and county candidates will be on hand.   Mrs. Barbara Grassley and Congressman Steve King will give remarks.

There will be a minimum donation of $10 to attend.  Sponsors may purchase a table for $150.  Attendees should RSVP to

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