Iowa GOP State Central Committee member and Lyon County GOP Chair Cody Hoefert emailed members of the State Central Committee his intent to run for co-chair of the Republican Party of Iowa at their meeting scheduled on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 1:00p.
Here is his email below:
This email is to inform each of you, the members of the Iowa Republican Party SCC, that it is my intent to run for the position of co-chair of our great party. It is my belief that I have the conservative credentials and skill set necessary to assist us with setting a winning vision, building the necessary structure and doing the fundraising it will take to implement our solutions-based plan for victory! I was honored to have the support of 94% of the delegates to the 4th district convention and was the largest vote getter in the state. It was humbling to have such broad support across the 4th district.
I live in Lyon county with my wife, of 14 years, Jennifer and our four beautiful children. I am a small business owner and active leader in our community and our state. I have served as the Lyon county Republican chairman for the past 5 years. It is with great pride that I share some of our accomplishments. We have started voter outreach programs using all forms of media as well as traditional get out the vote operations. This has allowed us to consistently rate in the top 5 counties in Iowa in net margin of Republican victory. We have built a strong fundraising apparatus at the local level and last year hosted a multi county event that included over 350 guests, national media, as well as a stream lined program including both state and national political figures. This event allowed us to raise a net of greater then $20,000. Most importantly we have built a great team that allows us to be successful. I have an extensive background in fundraising, campaign strategy, public messaging and standing up for our platform and values.
The overarching goals are as follows:
1.) Elect our Republican candidates
3.) Restore trust
4.) Build a team
5.) Restore relationships with our elected officials
6.) Be an attack dog on the Democratic candidates
7.) Defend our platform and beliefs
8.) Build and expand the grassroots actions within our party by empowering the District Executive Committees
9.) Assess and build the staff and team necessary to be successful implementing our plan and electing our candidates
10.) Improve and facilitate communication between the Chair/Co-Chair and the SCC as well as to improve communication between the state party and the grassroots.
I have thought about and developed ideas on how to implement each of these goals. I have also thought about the specifics of each goal and would love to share that vision with you at some point. Please don’t hesitate to call my cell phone 1-651-341-7197 with any questions, comments or concerns.
I look forward to the opportunity to share my vision and mission of our great party with you. I hope that you will be as excited about the opportunity that lies in front of us as I am. If we work together I know that we WILL be successful! It is my hope that I can count on your support June 28th.
On to Victory,
Cody L. Hoefert
Dr. Cody Hoefert
Iowa Republican State Central Committeeman