Official sources have confirmed that Iowa Democratic Chair candidate, Julie Stauch, has dropped from the race in a letter to State Central Committee members this morning.
“Given the rules published last Tuesday, I am withdrawing from the race…because I do not have sufficient support to make it through the elimination process,” Stauch wrote.
The process of determining the next IDP Chair will be determined in a single ballot, ranked voting process. Each SCC member will rank their choice for Chair from one to seven, and votes will be tabulated during the meeting. There will be no runoff voting.
The meeting to elect Officers of the Iowa Democratic Party will be held this Saturday, January 21st, at the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 33, 2501 Bell Ave in Des Moines and will gavel in at noon.