Iowa Democratic State Party Chairperson, Derek Eadon is coming to Elkader on Thursday, March 16th. He plans to be here at 12 noon to meet with local Democrats at Schera’s Restaurant, in Elkader.
Derek Eadon was elected Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party in January of 2017. Derek is originally from Elmhurst, IL and attended York High School and the University of Iowa. While he was a student at UI, Derek started his career in politics as a driver for Art Small’s long shot campaign against Chuck Grassley. In 2006, he worked for the Iowa Democratic Party in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. He worked for all three of President Obama’s successful Iowa campaigns, including serving as Iowa General Election Director in 2012. Derek also served as State Director for Organizing for America in Iowa and as the 2010 Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign Director. Derek has worked as an advisor on some of the most important causes in the progressive community. Some of the issues he has worked on include: climate change, clean energy, gun control, child poverty, early childhood education, paid leave, pay equity, organized labor, campaign finance reform, fair courts, anti-fraud, and anti-smoking efforts. Derek and his wife Melissa live in West Des Moines with their children Aubrey and Maddox and their bulldog.