Ben Carson at 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit
Photo credit: Dave Davidson –
Ben Carson at 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit Photo credit: Dave Davidson -
Ben Carson at 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit
Photo credit: Dave Davidson –

Today, Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and 2016 presidential candidate, announced the chairpersons who will lead his volunteer activities in each of the 99 counties in Iowa. For months, Dr. Carson’s support in Iowa has consistently grown, and the most recent political survey of the state ranks him second among all GOP presidential candidates. Over 135 Iowans have stepped up to serve as county chairpersons, giving some counties co-chairs to help direct the Carson campaign’s efforts across the state.

“Dr. Ben Carson offers this nation the wisdom and leadership necessary to end the ridiculous gridlock in Washington,” said Rob Taylor, the Carson campaign’s Iowa State Co-Chair. “We have now assembled a fine team of community leaders, faith leaders and business leaders who will help spread his important message to Iowans throughout the state.”

“Our Iowa team understands that if America is to continue to be a nation of prosperity, We The People must get involved,” said Dr. Carson. “I look forward to working with this impressive group to remind Washington that it exists to serve the American people, not the other way around,”

“Dr. Carson has set a tone in this campaign as someone who is willing to stand up for what is right and make tough decisions that will save America’s future,” said Dr. Christina Taylor, the campaign’s Iowa State Co-Chair. “I am excited to welcome to the team all the new county co-chairs who believe in Dr. Carson’s vision for the country and will help him reach out to the voters of Iowa.”

In addition to voter recruitment activities, the County Chairs will assist the Carson campaign’s paid staff in Iowa by coordinating volunteer activities such as hosting phone banks, organizing countywide house parties and turning out the vote for the Iowa Caucus on February 1, 2016.

Among the individuals who serve as chairpersons for the 99 counties, the following individuals have joined the Carson campaign from Governor Scott Walker’s suspended presidential campaign.

  • Helen Wall, Rural Alden, Franklin County
  • Barb Hischler, Fairfield, Jefferson County
  • Elizabeth Van Steenis, Oskaloosa, Mahaska County
  • Dorothy Moore, Ruthven, Palo Alto County

A complete list of County Chairs is available below.

County   First Last
Adair Vickie Brown
Adams Roger Sorensen
Allamakee John Ellingson
Appanoose Lyle Brinegar
Audubon Kevin Hinners
Benton Richard & Nelsene Beck
Black Hawk Carol Allard
Black Hawk Ryan Howard
Boone Tami Martinek
Bremer Gary Walke
Buchanan Mandy Crane
Buena Vista Jim Larson
Buena Vista Natalie Tirevold
Butler Jerry & Norma Klingbeil
Calhoun David Howrey
Carroll Bethany Fuller
Cass Robert & Mary Abild
Cass Linda Adams
Cedar Randy Millam
Cerro Gordo Jason Stone
Cerro Gordo Rob Grayson
Cherokee Pinky Person
Chickasaw Hewitt Syvilla
Clarke Bob Scrivner
Clarke Chuck DeVos
Clay Emily Waund
Clayton James E. Boeke
Clinton Pat Bryan
Crawford Shannon Husted
Dallas James Beuter
Dallas Justin & Ambria Luettjohann
Davis Carolyn Dearborn
Davis Walter Scott
Decatur Julie Breshear
Delaware Doug Robbins
Delaware Craig Hutton
Des Moines Darwin Bunger
Dickinson Carl Gochmuer
Dickinson Stephen Fox
Dubuque Hank Linden
Dubuque John Greenwood
Emmet Cameron Mccollough
Fayette Rick Hoffmeyer
Fayette Reed Newstrom
Floyd Jennifer Miller
Franklin Jeff Christiansen
Franklin Helen Wall
Fremont Chuck & Kathy Douglass
Greene Lou Blanchfield
Greene Noel Drewry
Greene Donna Thompson
Grundy Kerry Martin
Grundy Pat & Michelle Brown
Guthrie Rita King
Guthrie Cheryl Castile
Hamilton Chaplain Peter Mueller
Hancock Kevin Rasmussen
Hardin Jim Hartman
Hardin Kraig Kasischke
Harrison Kelly Hutson
Harrison Everett Ellithorpe
Harrison Judy Hodgson
Harrison Gary Argotsinger
Henry Brian & Marianne Pattyson
Henry Judi Collora
Howard Jeanne Ruiz
Humboldt Sonja Harrahan
Ida Teresa Paulsrud
Iowa Edwin & Eloise Jordan
Jackson Harlan Perry
Jasper Maurice Ward
Jasper Norm Griswald
Jefferson Connie Hedger
Jefferson Barb Hischler
Johnson Lainie Michel
Johnson Chandler Myers
Jones Ron Berg
Jones Duane Wenndt
Jones Charlie Tonn
Keokuk Dorothy Cackley
Kossuth Jane & Larry Johannesen
Lee Nancy Easter
Lee Dorothy Cackley
Linn Althea Hasse
Linn John Erceg
Louisa Warren & Constance Lewis
Lucas Sharon Deaver
Lucas Greg Chandler
Lyon Tim Ryals
Madison Judy Carter
Mahaska Jayne Almon
Mahaska Elizabeth Van Steenis
Marion Betty Davis
Marshall Bob Mason
Marshall Johnny Wilson
Mills Terrance Huffman
Mitchell Michael Borcherding
Monona Jim Jordan
Monroe George Thibault
Montgomery Larry Curtis
Montgomery Duane Harris
Muscatine Jim Hahn
Muscatine Deann Ganzley
O’Brien Kurt Brown
Osceola Rob Walton
Page Jared, Paul & Maria Blake
Palo Alto Wayne & TIna Ingram
Palo Alto Jesse Wolfe
Palo Alto Dorothy Moore
Plymouth Harry Gray
Pocahontas Hans Clausen
Polk Rodney & Linda Ferguson
Polk Bart Collins
Polk Tiffany Compiano
Polk Bruce Heilman
Polk Justin & Ambria Luettjohann
Pottawattamie Susan Jungman
Poweshiek Roberta See
Ringgold Paul Dykstra
Sac Dan Dirkx
Scott Don Swanson
Shelby Nate Christensen
Shelby Sandy Wieser
Sioux Ron De Weerd
Sioux Cornie & Wilma Van Zanten
Story Phillip Vandevoorde
Tama Roger Hill
Taylor Charles Ambrose
Union Robert Clark
Van Buren Janell Robertson
Wapello Katherine Stewart
Warren Michelle Fetters Steen
Warren Kurtis Sherer
Warren Randy De Heere
Warren Cynthia Bruins
Washington Deb Yoder
Wayne Henry Adams
Webster David Pearson
Winnebago David Dirkson
Winneshiek Darrell Branhagen
Winneshiek Robert Mc Namara
Woodbury Scott Bowman
Worth Patricia Deen
Wright Earl McBride


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