Monthly Archives: September 2014

League Forum Set For October 2

From a news release by the Ames League Of Women Voters:

The public is invited to a candidate forum for contested Story County races on Thursday, Oct 2nd, 7-9pm, in the Council Chambers in the Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue.

The candidates in contested races include Paul Toot, Rick Sanders, William Klees, and Lauris Olson for Board of Supervisors; James Cheek, and Stacie Herridge for County Recorder; and Stephen Holmes and Stephen Howell for County Attorney.

The forum will be televised on Public Access Channel 12. This is an opportunity to meet the candidates, hear their views, and ask questions. Want more information? Go to or call 515-292-5537.

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.