About Us

Motto: Working to elect Democrats from the Courthouse to the White House.

Mission Statement: Welcome to the Dubuque County Democratic Party website. It is our goal to strengthen our community by connecting people to the political process, developing community leaders and electing officials who listen, respond and represent the needs of the community. This is the place to learn more about how the Democratic Party can make a difference in Dubuque County, in the State of Iowa and in the Nation. All of us, working together, can help our government do its best. Join us in electing Democrats to office at the local, state and national level.


Current Officers

Elected at Biennial Organization Meeting & Caucus (2017 to 2019 term)
Steve Drahozal, Chair
Franz Becker, 1st Vice Chair
Mary Loney Bichell, 2nd Vice Chair
R.R.S. Stewart, 3rd Vice Chair
Suellen Flynn, Secretary
Jeff Cue, Treasurer


Past Party Chair

The past chair is an automatic member of the Executive Board.
Walt Pregler, Chair from 2012-2017


Affirmative Action

(Elected at County Convention for 2018-2020 term)
Indigo Channing, Affirmative Action Chair


Standing Committees

Selected by Party Chair with consent of Central Committee.
Below are the Chairs for the 2017-2019 term.
Tom Avenarius, Candidates & Campaigns
Alex Wehrspann, Candidates & Campaigns
George Tompkins, Finance
Sue Wilson, Information & Credentials
George Holland, Permanent Organization
Craig Reber, Publicity
Terry Stewart, Research & Platform
Becky Sisco, Research
Tara Verdia, Special Events
Carrie O’Connor, Volunteer Committee
Lizz Tyler, Youth Outreach