Murphy for Recorder Signs

4th Annual Murphy for Recorder Picnic

Please join us this Saturday for our 4th Annual Murphy for Recorder Picnic
Special Guest: Candidate for Governor John Norris.
All food and drink provided.

This Saturday, September 16th from Noon-2:00PM
Asbury Park: Sullivan Pavilion

Suggested donation:
$25 per Family
$100 to Sponsor
$250 to Host

Please write checks to:
Murphy for Recorder
410 Shrewsbury Lane
Dubuque, IA 52003

 If you are willing and able to Sponsor/Host please notify me: (563) 513-9064. We will be recognizing those individuals.
Since I have been elected in 2014, here are a few things I am most proud of:
1) Extremely Efficient: The Dubuque County Recorder’s Office is one of the few self-sustaining offices in the state and has actually returned over $413k to the County General Fund.
2) Modernizing the office: In the process of digitizing about 1 million images and making them accessible on our website
3) 2016 Annual PRIA Conference: Secured the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) Annual Conference to Dubuque in 2016.  Created an economic impact of over $290,000 in Dubuque
4) Respected Leader: I was elected to serve on the Iowa County Recorders Association (ICRA) Executive Board in my first year. August of 2017, elected unanimously as President of the Recorders Association that covers all 99 counties in Iowa by a contingent of Recorders on both sides of the aisle.
5) New Growth: Identified a new revenue stream that is generating about $10-$12,000 per year for the county at no cost to the taxpayers.
6) Voice: Last, but certainly not least:  I have been an advocate for the residents at Sunnycrest and the county employees that make it a wonderful place.  While the majority of our current Board of Supervisors are supportive of Sunnycrest, it wasn’t always that way. As long as I am an elected official, my voice will be heard
I appreciate all of your support past and present!
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Martin O'Malley Hall of Fame 2017

2017 Hall of Fame Banquet

The Dubuque Democrats cordially invite you to our Thirteenth Annual
Hall of Fame Banquet

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Featuring keynote speaker, former Governor of Maryland

Martin O’Malley

Dubuque County Democratic Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the inductees for 2017:
2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Don Vrotsos
  • Rick Baumhover
  • Vicki Krug

Volunteer(s) of the Year

  • Indivisible Dubuque

Ann Michalski Distinguished Service Award

  • To Be Announced

Location: Diamond Jo Casino Banquet Room, 301 Bell St, Dubuque, IA 52001

(You may park on level 2 of the parking garage and enter the bowling alley. Go through the bowling alley and take a right. Toward the back will be the banquet room. Will Call tickets for this event will be in the Banquet Room where the event is scheduled.)

  • 5-6:00pm Social Hour with Cash Bar
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • Awards & Keynote speaker following dinner

Purchase Tickets one of these ways:

  1. At Central Committee Meetings
  2. Through a member of the Hall of Fame Committee
  3. Call (563) 557-1007 and leave a message
  4. Online through ActBlue (online tickets include a processing fee).
  5. Mail check payable to Dubuque County Democrats, P.O. Box 686, Dubuque, IA 52004.
  • Tickets are $40 per individual ($41.65 via ActBlue).
  • Tickets for children under 12 are $30 per individual ($31.25 via ActBlue).
  • Tickets MUST be purchased no later than August, 31st. 12:00 PM, Thursday, September 7. Ticket sales are now closed.
  • No tickets will be sold at the door!
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Abby Finkenauer for Congress


Please join our hosts

Tammy Wood * Carrie Tedore * Caroline Koppes * Julie Maddox * Deb Finkenauer * Trish McDonald * Pete Hird
~ host committee in formation ~

for a



Abby Finkenauer

Democratic Candidate for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District

Saturday, June 24th 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Smokestack 62 East 7th Street Dubuque, IA 52001

Supporter: $20.18 / Friend: $100 Sponsor: $250 / Patron: $500 / Champion: $1,000

RSVP to Philip Stein at (508) 737-5479 or or RSVP online at:

Contributions or gifts to Finkenauer for Congress are not tax deductible.

Yes! I would like to support Abby Finkenauer for Congress!

Please select your giving level

Supporter: $20.18 _____ Friend: $100 _____ Sponsor: $250 _____ Patron: $500 _____ Champion: $1,000 _____ Other _____

______ I want to join Abby’s Allies by making my contribution monthly!

To contribute online, please visit:

Please make checks payable to: Finkenauer for Congress

Mail your check along with this form to: P.O. Box 598, Dubuque, IA 52004

Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing addresss, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle

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If you have any questions, please contact Philip Stein at (508) 737-5479 or

Contributions or gifts to Finkenauer for Congress are not tax deductible. Qualified multi-candidate PACs may contribute up to $5,000 per election ($10,000 per cycle) to a candidate for Congress. Individuals may contribute up to $2,700 per election ($5,400 per cycle). Campaign Committees may contribute up to $2,000 per election ($4,000 per cycle) to a candidate for Congress.

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Printed in House, Labor Donated.

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Text the word Heroin to 51555

CRUSH opiate epidemic in Dubuque

CRUSH presentation of the opiate epidemic in Dubuque, Iowa. C.R.U.S.H. (Community Resources United to Stop Heroin) gives a brief history of opiate addiction, why addiction has spiked in recent years to become an opiate epidemic, and challenges to families seeking help.

C.R.U.S.H. (Community Resources United to Stop Heroin):

To stay in touch or engaged with what Community Resources United to Stop Heroin is doing in Dubuque text HEROIN to 51555. When you get the text message you have to click a link to sign up.

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2017 Caucus & Biennial Organizational Meeting

2017 Dubuque County Democrats Caucus & Biennial Organizational Meeting

Saturday, 18 March, 2017

Northeast Iowa Community College
8342 NICC Drive
Peosta, Iowa, 52068

Park on the south side of NICC and follow the signs for registration.
Google Directions to NICC Peosta

See maps & directions at the bottom of this page.

8:45 a.m. Pre-registration for organizational volunteers.
9:00a.m.-10:00a.m. General Registration & Continental Breakfast (requested donation $5)
9:30 a.m. Caucus Call to Order.
10:00 a.m. Start seating alternate central committee members by arrival time.*
At approx..10:30 a.m. Biennial Organizational Meeting of Central Comm. Call to order.
{election of officers}

Download a copy of the 2017 BOMC booklet + amendments 1 March.

All precincts except 18 & 19 have openings for committee persons. To look up what precinct you are in go to

The information committee will start seating alternate central committee members @ 10:00 a.m. Any regular cc member must arrive prior to 10:00 a.m. to be guaranteed a ballot. *Precinct openings remaining after 10:00 a.m. will be filled by alternates from that precinct, in the order that they arrived that morning.

Those who are nominated to fill openings at the caucus will be confirmed at the Biennial meeting & will be given ballots after confirmation. Only central committee members can vote for officers.

Precinct Number – Polling Place – Number of positions open in each precinct:
1 – Rockdale Methodist Church – 6
2 – Theisen’s Home Center – 5
3 – Area Residential Care Building – 1
4 – The Journey Church – 2
5 – Tri-State Blind Society – 2
6 – Summit Congregational Church – 5
7 – Tri-State Blind Society – 11
8 – Emmaus Bible School – 3
9 – Westminster Church – 6
10 – Westminister Church – 4
11 – U.A.W. Local 94 Hall – 5
12 – Windsor Park – 11
13 – Moose Lodge – 8
14 – Sacred Heart Church – 10
15 – Holy Trinity Church – 6
16 – Election Annex – 5
17 – St John’s Parish House – 6
18 – Federal Building – 0
19 – Dubuque Community Y Building – 0
20 – St. Columbkille’s Fogarty Hall – 7
31 – Asbury Fire Station – 5
32 – Meadow Golf Course – 9
33 – Cascade City Hall – 9
34 – Peosta Community Center – 2
35 – Luxemburg City Hall – 12
36 – Hope Evangelical Free Church – 10
37 – Dyersville St Francis Xavier Bsm’t – 12
38 – Dyersville Memorial Hall – 12
39 – Dyersville Beckman High School – 12
40 – Farley Community Center – 11
41 – Epworth Council Chambers – 10
42 – Sherrill Saints Peter & Paul School – 11
43 – Key West Fire Station – 7
44 – Bernard Fire Station – 10
45 – Swiss Valley Nature Center – 10

Maps & Directions

  1. Take Highway 20 to Peosta.
  2. Take Exit 308 and go North (in the direction of Dairy Queen).
  3. At the roundabout take the first right turn onto NICC Drive.
  4. Take a right at the stop sign.
  5. Take a left to enter the south parking lot.

NICC Peosta Google map

NICC Building Floor Plan

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FDR Party

Extra! Extra! We’re Having a Party!

Extra! Extra!
We’re Having a Party!

(Yes, we know that it’s a strange time for Progressives to celebrate but if there were a time when one was needed it’s now, right?)

Purpose: To celebrate the 135th birthday of our 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the RE-BIRTH of PROGRESSIVISM in IOWA!
Day: Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Where: UAW Hall
3450 Central Avenue
Dubuque, IA
Other Info:
  • This is a COMMUNITY building Potluck so bring your favorite dish to share!
  • Beverages such as soda, coffee and beer (thank you FDR!) will be available for purchase through the United Auto Workers
  • Bring an example of a FDR policy from which we currently benefit and/or one that we are in danger of losing!
  • Bring an example of WPA projects in Iowa (there are many!)

When FDR took office in November 1932 the country was in the depths of fear and despair. The Great Depression brought widespread unemployment, failed banks and farm foreclosures. Lacking Agricultural policies resulted in droughts, dust storms and massive displacements of people in the Midwest. War, fascism and genocide was raging in Europe. BUT… up stepped Franklin Delano Roosevelt, bringing hope and leadership to our desperate country.

Through this PARTY we honor this great Champion of Democracy and his crowning achievements (among them Social Security, Progressive Taxation, Banking/Utility Regulation, Farm Policy, putting American back to work through the WPA and ending Prohibition – YAY!) the most important being… *HOPE*. Let’s make this event an opportunity to network, renew and forge social alliances to dispel fear, cynicism and isolation!

Finally, although FDR left us almost 72 years ago perhaps his unselfish display of Progressivism will be an inspiration for you also to LEAD?

“There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Tim Kaine at Loras College

Dubuque Get Out the Vote Event with Tim Kaine

*** Times Updated ***

Loras College Field House
1450 Alta Vista St Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Wed, Nov 2, 2016, 1:45pm – 3:30pm CDT

Official event

Tim Kaine heads to Dubuque, where he’ll discuss his and Clinton’s plans to create an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, and their shared vision for an America that is stronger together.

Doors open: 12:30pm


Please arrive early and expect airport-style security upon entry; Prohibited items include homemade signs, large bags, alcohol, weapons, or noisemakers. No food or drinks are allowed inside the event, water will be provided inside the event.

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Michelle Kwan in Dubuque

Michelle Kwan to Campaign for Hillary Clinton in Iowa

Kwan to Raise the Stakes for Women and Millennials; Will Encourage Iowans to Vote Now

Des Moines – This week, Michelle Kwan will campaign for Hillary Clinton across Iowa. Kwan will highlight Hillary Clinton’s record of fighting to expand equal opportunity for women and girls, as well as urge millennials to vote early for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.

Kwan will lay out the stakes of the election, pointing to Clinton’s words in the final debate that, “It’s really up to all of us to demonstrate who we are and who our country is and to stand up and be very clear about what we expect from our next president, how we want to bring our country together, where we don’t want to have the kind of pitting of people one against the other, where instead we celebrate our diversity, we lift people up, and we make our country even greater. America is great because America is good.”

With more people voting in this election than any in history, Iowans can vote now either by mail or in person at their county auditor’s office. Iowans face a clear choice in this election between Clinton, who believes that we are stronger together – regardless of their gender, and Donald Trump, who has shown blatant disrespect towards women.

Wednesday, October 26

Loras College Early Vote Event — 9:45 AM
Hoffman Hall — Room 340
675 Loras Blvd, Dubuque

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