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Iowa leaders, including Mason City councilman Paul Adams, endorse Pete Buttigieg for President

This news story was published on January 9, 2020.
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DES MOINES – Today, Democratic elected officials and activists from across Iowa endorsed Pete Buttigieg for president. The endorsements come as Pete Buttigieg prepares to make his twenty-second trip to Iowa this weekend. In their endorsements, leaders pointed to Pete’s ability to unite Americans in solving the urgent challenges facing the country.

“Our next president needs to be someone who can unite Americans and heal our deep divide,” said State Representative Kristin Sunde. “I believe Mayor Pete can do that. He’s intelligent, even-tempered and committed to representing a broad constituency. When I recently heard him speak, Mayor Pete said, ‘You can’t love a country if you hate half of the people in it.’ As someone who campaigned myself on bringing a more civil tone to politics, I am drawn to his sincere desire to elevate problem-solving over partisanship.”

“Mayor Pete is a uniter with a fresh, positive perspective,” said Kirsten Anderson, a women’s rights advocate from Des Moines who had previously endorsed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “He has a keen worldview, thanks to his time in the military, and a fresh perspective on the local government issues that affect us daily. He understands the need to unite Americans around the urgent challenges facing our communities, and he recognizes the importance we play in international politics.”

Paul Adams

“I am supporting Pete Buttigieg because he has the unique ability to unite our country,” said Paul Adams, Mayor Pro-Tem of Mason City. “His executive experience, education, and military background give him all the tools to be an outstanding President of the United States.”

Endorsers include:

  • State Representative Kristin Sunde, West Des Moines

  • Mike Moreland, former Iowa State Representative, Ottumwa

  • Nick Maybanks, Assistant Linn County Attorney

  • Paul Adams, Mayor Pro-Tem of Mason City

  • Matt Bemrich, Mayor of Fort Dodge

  • Steve Weipert, Mayor of Marquette

  • Brian Bruening, Chair of Clayton County Democrats

  • Larry Popenhagen, former Fayette County Auditor

  • Edward Josten, Elkader City Council

  • Curt Snitker, Lansing City Council

  • Rob Archibald, Hiawatha City Council

  • Dean Genth, former Obama Cerro Gordo County leader

  • Andy Carlson, Decorah City Council Member

  • Jim Hussey, Mid-Prairie School Board Member

  • Erica Barker, Maquoketa City Council

  • Nathan Woodward, Maquoketa City Council

  • Sean Thompson, former Ogden City Council Member

  • Andy Dudler, former University Heights City Council Member

  • Heidi Thompson, former Ogden School Board Member

  • Bob Thomas, Centerville School Board Member and former Chair of Appanoose County Democrats

  • David Miles, former member of the Iowa Board of Regents

  • Loree Miles, Planned Parenthood Board member and volunteer

  • Cody Howell, community activist, Johnson County

  • Adam Wright, mental health activist, Linn County

  • Kirsten Anderson, women’s rights advocate, Polk County


These elected officials and party activists join State Rep. Brian Meyer, State Senator Tony Bisignano, State Senator Bill Dotzler, former State Rep. Deb Berry, and 90 other Iowa Democratic leaders from around the state who are backing Pete.

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12 Responses to Iowa leaders, including Mason City councilman Paul Adams, endorse Pete Buttigieg for President

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    Voting for Trump this time! Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2020 at 2:36 am

    Paul Adams is an idiot. Doesn’t surprise me he would endorse a lefty without a moral compass. Adams’s elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top either! Oh well, that’s Mason City’s leadership for you!

    Didn’t vote for Trump in 2016, but positively going to vote for President Trump in 2020!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2020 at 12:58 pm


    Does it matter to anyone who a MCIA council member endorses for president… unless it’s to draw negative presumptions about Mr. Adams’ judgement and political leanings?

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    Hugh G. Wrecktion Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Well, there you have it, with that resounding endorsement from Paul Adams, Ol’ Mayor Pete, is as good as elected.

    Bernie, Joe and Elizabeth can just as well fold up their tents now and go home.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2020 at 8:21 am

    That reads like a list from the retard department. Adams is a weenie who had to ask his wife before doing this. Where is his daddy John Lee?

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    Tit for Tat Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2020 at 6:20 am

    Crazy pete twits like he sheit cares more for terrorist and Iran , she should know by now what the Iranian government officials do to people like himher. You need to Woke up.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2020 at 7:12 am

      Wow. You might want to consult a doctor.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2020 at 7:47 am

        You can’t wait for Pete to legalize meth so you can come out of the closet

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      Tat for Tit Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      Can anyone please translate what Tit for Tat said? English please.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2020 at 8:17 am

        What do you think happens to openly gay men(Mayor Pete) in Iran? But, Pete defends Iran against the U.S. In the Islamic world, this is known as a ‘Useful Idiot’

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 11, 2020 at 1:04 pm

          Pete is an American. And he doesn’t defend Iran over the US. Remember he served in the military which is more than you ever did.

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    Yuck Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    They showed bloomberg in Fairmont minnesota yesterday in a machine shed that didn’t even show 6 people around him! I think he hates people from the midwest or anyone that’s not a billionaire. Go back to where you came from an take pete with you.