Mike Huckabee speaking at Northwestern College in Orange City, IA<br>Photo credit: Dave Davidson - Prezography.com
Mike Huckabee speaking at Northwestern College in Orange City, IA<br>Photo credit: Dave Davidson – Prezography.com

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announced a state director for his presidential campaign in Iowa.  He also expanded his ground game in Iowa by adding more grassroots activists to his state leadership team.  Thus far Huckabee has the largest organization among the GOP field in Iowa.

Aaron Trost will serve as Iowa state director for Huckabee for President. Aaron was campaign manager for U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), who despite being outspent 10:1, won a come-from-behind victory in 2012 against two better known opponents in the Republican primary and defeated former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-NE) in the general election. Aaron was one of 15 Republicans named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns and Elections in 2013.

Huckabee also added the following leaders:

Pastor Terry Amann – State Co-Chair, Pastors for Huckabee

CALHOUN COUNTY
Candy Bilstand, County Chair

MAHASKA COUNTY
Dave Brown, Pastors for Huckabee

MONONA COUNTY
Tim Koehn, Pastors for Huckabee

SHELBY COUNTY
Erica Hanson, County Chair

VAN BUREN COUNTY
Debra Muntz, Pastors for Huckabee

“I am thrilled with the organization we are building on the ground in Iowa, which I know from experience makes all the difference in the Iowa caucuses,” Huckabee said in a released statement.

The following are full details of his Iowa grassroots leadership team, which includes 73 County Chairs in Iowa.

IOWA LEADERSHIP TEAM ROUNDUP:

145 Leaders
73 County Chairs
45 Counties Visited (by August 31)
Coalitions: County Leaders, County Chairs, ‘Homeschoolers for Huckabee’, ‘Pastors for Huckabee’, ‘FairTax for Huckabee’, ‘Students for Huckabee’ & ‘Veterans for Huckabee’

IOWA LEADERSHIP TEAM BREAKDOWN:

State Leadership Team
Rep. Ted Gassman – State Representative
Mayor Shane McCampbell – Mayor, Burlington
Brad Sherman – State Chair ‘Pastors for Huckabee’
Randy Davis – State Grassroots Chair, ‘Mike Huckabee for Iowa’
Barbie Miller – Outreach Director, ‘Mike Huckabee for Iowa
Lori Jungling – National Grassroots Director, ‘Mike Huckabee for President’

ALLAMAKEE COUNTY
John Ellingson- County Leadership Team

APPANOOSE COUNTY
Gary Bishop- County Chair
Sheryl Bishop- County Chair
John Vanweelden- ‘Pastors for Huckabee’

AUDUBON COUNTY
Steve Schaffer- County Chair

BOONE COUNTY
Dee Cole County Chair

BUENA VISTA COUNTY
Ethel Pounds- County Chair
Norm Pounds- County Chair & ‘Veterans for Huckabee’

CERRO GORDO COUNTY
Jess Helgeland- County Chair
Rose Bonner- County Leadership Team

CALHOUN COUNTY
Candy Bilstand-County Chair

CHEROKEE COUNTY
Steve Bechtel- County Chair & ‘Veterans for Huckabee’

CLARKE COUNTY
Benjamin Stalcup- County Chair
Carrissa Stalcup- County Chair

CLAY COUNTY
Don Andrews- County Chair

CLINTON COUNTY
Dennis Hopper- County Chair
John Jorgensen- County Leadership Team
Lucy K. Melvin- County Leadership Team

DALLAS COUNTY
Eric Brown- County Chair
Kristina O’Brien- County Leadership Team
Jonathan Martin- County Leadership Team
Dara Martin- County Leadership Team
Jonnah Simpson- ‘Homeschoolers for Huckabee’
Chris Tjapkes- ‘Pastors for Huckabee’

DAVIS COUNTY
Diana Davis- County Chair
Decatur County
Ed Wier- County Chair

DELEWARE COUNTY
Jim Willey- County Leadership Team
Becky Willey- County Leadership Team

DES MOINES COUNTY
Andy Nebergall- County Chair

FAYETTE COUNTY
Christian Archer- County Leadership Team

FLOYE COUNTY
Dennis Bachman- County Chair

FREMONT COUNTY
Shannon Batchelder- County Chair

GREENE COUNTY
Sean Sebourn- County Chair
Miranda Sebourn- County Leadership Team
Ryan Sebourn- County Leadership Team
Tash Sebourne- County Leadership Team

GRUNDY COUNTY
Amanda Aswegan- County Chair
AJ Aswegan- County Chair

GUTHRIE COUNTY
Louise Wagner- County Chair
David Hammond- County Leadership Team
Rose Hammond- County Leadership Team

HAMILTON COUNTY
Laura Carlson- County Chair

HARDIN COUNTY
Dave Evans- County Leadership Team

HARRISON COUNTY
Adam Cox- County Chair

HENRY COUNTY
Luann Johnson- County Chair

HUMBOLDT COUNTY
Joy Kirchoff- County Chair

IOWA COUNTY
Carole Sherman- County Chair

JACKSON COUNTY
Richard E. Stimmel- County Chair
Richard Gene Stimmel- County Co-Chair
Ron Horan- County Leadership Team
Delores Horan- County Leadership Team

JASPER COUNTY
Stacy Grams- County Chair
David Shedlock- County Leadership Team

JEFFERSON COUNTY
Diane Bekel- County Chair

JOHNSON COUNTY
Brian Hodus- County Chair
Greg Johnson- County Leadership Team

LEE COUNTY
Thomas Brown- County Leadership Team

LINN COUNTY
Bernie Hayes- County Chair & ‘Pastors for Huckabee’
Don Woods- County Leadership Team
Jeri Woods- County Leadership Team
Audrey Hosford- County Leadership Team
Charles Hosford- County Leadership Team
Trudy Carpenter- County Leadership Team
Grant Carpenter- County Leadership Team

LOUISA COUNTY
Nancy Wagner- County Chair
Kim Van Sickle- County Leadership Team
Jacob Van Sickle- County Leadership Team
Mike Van Sickle- County Leadership Team

LUCAS COUNTY
Olga Wagner- County Chair & ‘Homeschoolers for Huckabee’

MADISON COUNTY
Sharon Shaull- County Chair
John Shaull- County Chair
Sheri Kenoyer- County Leadership Team

MAHASKA COUNTY
Debbie Sundeen- County Chair
Troy Renter- County Co-Chair
Brenda Renter- County Co-Chair
Dave Brown-Pastors for Huckabee

MARION COUNTY
Jerry Van Wyk- County Chair
Julie Collins- County Leadership Team

MILLS COUNTY
Sharon McNutt- County Chair

MITCHELL COUNTY
Elijah Bluhm- County Chair

MONONA COUNTY
Tim Koehn-Pastors for Huckabee

MONROE COUNTY
Vicki Adler- County Chair

PAGE COUNTY
Janelle Stephens- County Chair
Marvis Northup- County Co-Chair

PALO ALTO COUNTY
Dennis Mandsager- County Chair & ‘Veterans for Huckabee’

POCAHONTAS COUNTY
Robert Jarvis- County Chair

POLK COUNTY
Mark Miller- County Chair
Mike Schuling- County Chair
Jim Borwey- County Chair
Katie Borwey- County Chair & ‘Homeschoolers for Huckabee’
Sarah Carnahan- County Co-Chair
Josh Steuterman- County Leadership Team
Scott Reed- County Leadership Team
Chuck Thomas- County Leadership Team
Kristi Benjamin- County Leadership Team
Christy Reay- County Leadership Team
Todd Elverum- County Leadership Team
Charles Thomas Jr.- County Leadership Team
Charles Cole- ‘Pastors for Huckabee’
Jeff Mullen- ‘Pastors for Huckabee’
Bishop T.L. Williams- ‘Pastors for Huckabee’

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY
Seth Blake- County Chair
Josh Cooper- County Chair

POWESHIEK COUNTY
Stephen Pierce- County Chair

RINGGOLD COUNTY
Lew Knapp- County Chair

SCOTT COUNTY
Lance Jorgensen- County Leadership Team
Kyle Apple- County Leadership Team
Dan Reilly- ‘Veterans for Huckabee’

SHELBY COUNTY
Eric Hanson, County Chair

SIOUX COUNTY
Clarissa Kraayenbrink- County Chair

STORY COUNTY
Loretta Parker- County Chair
Bob Parker- County Chair

TAYLOR COUNTY
Emily Green- County Chair

UNION COUNTY
Tara Hanson- County Chair
Susan Long- County Co-Chair

VAN BUREN COUNTY
Emily Reneker- County Chair
Dan Reneker- County Chair
Debra Muntz-Pastors for Huckabee

WAPELLO COUNTY
Phil Griffith- County Chair & ‘Pastors for Huckabee’
Shirley Davis- County Co-Chair
Ken Larue- County Leadership Team
Leslie Larue- County Leadership Team
Randy Miller- ‘Pastors for Huckabee’
Mark Clark- ‘Pastors for Huckabee’
Roger Hemmings- ‘Pastors for Huckabee’
Ed Matthews- ‘Pastors for Huckabee’
Dave Albert- ‘Pastors for Huckabee’
Bill Hornback- ‘Pastors for Huckabee’

WARREN COUNTY
Matt Pringtz- ‘Homeschoolers for Huckabee’
Aubrie Pringtz- ‘Homeschoolers for Huckabee’

WAYNE COUNTY
Sarah Lovett- County Leadership Team
Stan Lovett- County Leadership Team
Jeff Hontz- ‘Pastors for Huckabee’

WEBSTER COUNTY
Truly Gardner- County Chair

WINNEBAGO COUNTY
Rep. Ted Gassman- County Chair

WINNESHIEK COUNTY
Tim Borseth- ‘Homeschoolers for Huckabee’ & ‘Pastors for Huckabee’
Taylor Crisman- County Leadership Team
Joseph Needham- County Leadership Team

WOODBURY COUNTY
Justin Boyd- County Chair

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