The chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa announced today he will not seek reelection to the post. Stewart Iverson, a former state legislator from Clarion, stepped into the role of Iowa GOP chairman after the 2006 election.
Iverson will not seek the job in January, when Republican state central committee members meet to select a chairman. Sources tell Radio Iowa Ted Sporer, a Des Moines attorney who is chairman of Polk County Republicans, is a candidate for the job.
Sporer has written on-line that the “GOP situation in Iowa is dire” and he quoted a Willie Nelson lyric, suggesting “there is no easy way, but there is a way” to rebuild the party. Bill Dix, a former state legislator from Shell Rock, is another potential candidate for the job.
The Republican state central committee is scheduled to meet in January and choose a new chair at that time. Iowa Democratic Party chairman Scott Brennan, a Des Moines attorney, has said he does not plan to seek another term as his party’s chairman either.