With a razor-thin margin of victory for Hillary Clinton and complaints about how the 2016 Iowa Caucuses were run, the chair of the Iowa Democratic Party announced in February she would appoint a “Caucus Review Committee.”
Soon after came word the chairman of that group would be former Iowa Congressman Dave Nagle, who is also a former chairman of the state party. The group’s other members have now been revealed and their first public meeting is set for April 23.
Iowa Republicans formed a similar review group after the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. Mitt Romney was declared the winner, by an eight vote margin, on Caucus night, but 10 days later after a statewide canvass, Rick Santorum was declared the winner.
The following 26 people will serve on the Iowa Democratic Party’s review of its 2016 Caucuses: Chair Dave Nagle, Black Hawk County; Evan Burger, Story County; Former Iowa Democratic Party chairman Scott Brennan, Polk County (Ex officio); Melanie Cloud Gross, Johnson County; Sandy Dockendorff, Des Moines County; Former Iowa Democratic Party chairwoman Sue Dvorsky, Johnson County (Ex officio); Rep. Abby Finkenauer, Dubuque County; Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald; Marcia Fulton, Union County; Former State Rep. Elesha Gayman, Scott County; Dick Goodson, Polk County; Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, Pottawattamie County (Ex officio); Rep. Chris Hall, Woodbury County; Congressman Dave Loebsack, Johnson County (Ex officio); John McCormally, Polk County; Marcia Nichols, Polk County; Bret Nilles, Linn County; Jean Pardee, Clinton County; Penny Rosfjord, Woodbury County; Ken Sagar, Polk County; Don Smith, Poweshiek County; House Democratic Leader Mark Smith, Marshall County (Ex officio); Former Iowa Democratic Party executive director Norm Sterzenbach; Marcia Thompson, Story County; Miriam Tyson, Black Hawk County; Christian Ucles, Polk County