Ames, IA – The Republican Party of Story County’s Central Committee adopted a resolution at their March 18 meeting dealing with the crisis along our southern border. The resolution as adopted states, “The Story County, Iowa, Republican Party Central Committee expresses disappointment that twelve Republican senators voted against the President’s National Security Resolution and affirms the President’s veto of the Senate’s opposition to its passage.” A copy of the resolution will be sent to President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Iowa’s two Republican Senators, Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, supported the president’s position in the Senate.

Those that spoke in support of the resolution noted recent polling showing approval of President Trump’s actions by 89% (the Economist) and 86% (Monmouth University) of Republicans and that the Congressionally approved National Emergencies Act of 1976 giving Presidents emergency powers has been invoked 58 times without a senatorial challenge.

Past Event: 2019 Lincoln Highway GOP Dinner


Ames, IA – The 2nd Annual Lincoln Highway GOP Dinner, a unique multi-county event has been announced. Focused on “Celebrating What Connects Us: Connecting with the Next Generation,” this event is sponsored by the Republican Parties of Boone, Story, Greene, Tama, and Marshall Counties, the ISU College Republicans, and the Republican Women of Central Iowa. The dinner will take place at the Gateway Center in Ames on Sunday, April 14 with doors opening at 3:00 p.m. In addition to panel discussions of young elected officials, United States Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) will provide a keynote address.

First elected to represent Wisconsin’s 8thCongressional District in 2016, 35 year old Mike Gallagher is one of the Republican Party’s fresh voices in Washington, DC. While an officer in the United States Marine Corps, Congressman Gallagher was twice deployed to Iraq. Recently, Congressman Gallagher has been leading the fight to slow the revolving door between our government and special interests through the “Serve the People, Not the Swamp Act.” He has also sponsored bipartisan legislation to require additional transparency in health care pricing.

“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate our Republican connections with our neighbors,” said Story County Chairman Brett Barker. “Young voters are the future of our party and our country and we are looking forward to hearing from the rising stars of the Republican Party, including Congressman Mike Gallagher.”

Event Information

2nd Annual Lincoln Highway GOP Dinner “Celebrating What Connects Us: Connecting with the Next Generation”

Presented by the Story County GOP, Boone County GOP, Greene County GOP, Tama County GOP, Marshall County GOP, ISU College Republicans, and Republican Women of Central Iowa

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center 2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014

Doors open at 3:00 p.m.

VIP Reception 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Social Hour 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Program Begins at 4:00 p.m.

Past Event: 8th Annual Judge Joseph Story Dinner


The Republican Party of Story County is excited to host former Utah Congressman and Fox News Contributor Jason Chaffetz as keynote speaker for the eighth annual Judge Joseph Story Dinner. This special dinner will take place at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

Jason Chaffetz was elected to Congress in 2008 and served until 2017.  He was selected by his peers to be a Chairman of the powerful Oversight & Government Reform Committee, where he led investigations into the United States Secret Service, the Department of Education I.T. vulnerabilities, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Benghazi terrorist attack, Fast & Furious and the IRS scandal.

“This is a unique opportunity for Iowa Republicans to hear directly from Congressman Chaffetz about his insight from behind the curtain in Washington, DC.,” said Brett Barker, Story County GOP Chairman. “We are excited to host Congressman Chaffetz for his first visit to Iowa since leaving Congress.”

The dinner is an annual tradition to celebrate Judge Joseph Story. Judge Story served on the United States Supreme Court from 1811-1845 and is the namesake of Story County.