Iowa Federation of Republican Women President Barbara Hames-Bryant led the first IowaFRW board meeting and leadership conference of the 2020-2021 biennium in Urbandale last weekend, with former U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz as guest speaker.
Hames-Bryant, from Cedar Rapids, will be at the helm of the state’s most influential women’s grassroots political organization for a two-year term, along with the new IowaFRW Executive Committee:
- Carol Crain, Davenport, 1st Vice President
- Lori Leonard Reyman, Holstein, 2nd Vice President
- Mary Ann Spicer, Des Moines, Secretary
- Tammy Pink, Cedar Rapids, Treasurer
- Gloria Mazza, Clive, Immediate Past President
- Gwen Ecklund, Denison, Special Advisor to the President
- Deb Foster, Marion, Parliamentarian
- Republican Women are gearing up for a presidential election year, which kicks off Feb. 3 with the First-in-theNation Caucus at all precincts across the state.
“Don’t believe for a minute that the Democrats have this election wrapped up just because they get the most media coverage, especially in Iowa,” asserted Hames-Bryant. “There are many, like me, who are impressed with President Trump’s economic and international accomplishments in the past three years. You will see droves of overlooked Trump supporters voting for him in November.”
FOX News contributor and former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz was in Iowa last week rallying Republicans around President Trump.
“What happens in Iowa really matters,” said Chaffetz. “It’s going to come down to a handful of states and Iowa is one of those states. Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping,” he told IowaFRW board members.
“I’ve been reminding Republicans … that even though Donald Trump is our nominee and there is no fight there, it’s their civic duty to get out and be part of the process,” asserted Chaffetz, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2009 to 2017. “Be part of the solution and not part of the problem. It’s not a good idea to let the decisions be made by someone else.”
The Caucus to Convention calendar is as follows:
- Feb. 3 – Caucuses at all precincts across Iowa
- March 14 – Republican County Conventions
- April 25 – Republican District Conventions
- June 13 – Republican State Convention
- Aug. 24-27 – Republican National Convention,,Charlotte, N.C.
The Iowa Federation of Republican Women (www.iowafrw.org) is the premier organization for uniting the voices and values within the Republican Party, and is part of the National Federation of Republican Women, founded in 1938. The NFRW (www.nfrw.org) is the largest and most influential women’s political organization in the nation, proudly representing the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. and working to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Our mission is to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public, and inform the media.