Photos: 2013 Iowa Democratic Party Chair Election

It was a very emotional morning at Iowa Democratic Party HQ. We said thank you (not goodbye) to Sue Dvorsky and Norm Sterzenbach as they stepped down from their posts as Chair and Executive Director.

This morning’s meeting was punctuated by the announcement of Senator Tom Harkin about his plan to retire at the end of this Congress. He’s an Iowa institution and a progressive icon whose contributions to the state and nation will be remembered for decades.

It wasn’t all sad, though! We have a great new Chair in State Representative Tyler Olson, a great new Executive Director in Troy Price and a great opportunity to continue Tom Harkin’s legacy. A new chapter in Iowa politics began today and I’m proud to call myself an Iowa Democrat.

Here are some photos of the meeting: