Woodbury County Democrats: Monthly Meetings

YOU are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Woodbury County Democratic Party’s central committee. Open to all interested Democrats, but only Central Committee members may vote on motions.

We meet on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month at 6pm

Sioux City Main Public Library
Gleeson Room
529 Pierce Street
Sioux City, Iowa

Woodbury County Democrats Fundraiser

Harry Hopkins - Harkin verson
Harry Hopkins Democratic Dinner and Celebration!

with Special Guest

Senator Tom Harkin, Retired

Saturday, October 15. 12th Floor, Howard Johnson Hotel, 707 4th Street, Sioux City, IA. Meal catered by Trattoria Fresco.

Social Hour: 6:30
Dinner: 7:00

Tickets are $50 per Person. (But feel free to contribute more if you can!) 

To buy your tickets for this special event with Senator Harkin, click the ActBlue logo: actblue-lock-large

Harry Hopkins? Click Here for information!

2016 Democratic Campaign Headquarters

Election Victory Office

401 S. Lewis Boulevard, Sioux City, IA  51106

Democratic Headquarters is staffed and open – stop by and become a part of our 2016 campaign to win our local races for Woodbury County Democratic candidates, as well as our candidates for the Iowa Legislature, US Congress and the US Senate.

And… YOU can help elect the first woman to become the President of the United States! Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) wave to the crowd during a campaign rally at Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia, U.S., July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


There are many things you can do to help:

  • Contact voters on the phone
  • Knock doors and distribute literature
  • Provide temporary or long-term housing for staffers
  • Donate nutritious food and $ for the water cooler

If you want to volunteer, please contact Neil Reilly, Iowa Democratic Party, Field Organizer for the Coordinated Campaign nreilly@iavictory2016.org or call or text 774-766-2351.

Many other opportunities will come up as the campaign develops. Join in the fun and help make a difference!

Woodbury County Democrats Chair:
Penny Rosfjord

2016 Convention Recap

At the Woodbury County Democratic convention held March 12 at West High School, Democrats filled the building with tremendous enthusiasm for their candidates and an intense desire to win in November.

Here are the final delegate totals for Woodbury County:

Bernie Sanders: 19 Delegates
Hillary Clinton: 17 Delegates

The delegates were elected by the local Democrats who were chosen at their Iowa Caucuses in February. (At the county convention, the delegates were selected by 124 Sanders and 110 Clinton local supporters.)

Those delegates were elected to go on to the 4th District Democratic Convention to be held in April in Ames, and to the Iowa Democratic Convention to be held in June in Des Moines.

If you were elected to serve on one of the committees that is setting up the DISTRICT convention, there will be a meeting in Fort Dodge on March 19, 11 AM. Meetings will be held at the Elderbridge Center, 308 Central Avenue, Ft. Dodge.  It is recommended that you bring a sack lunch!

Democrats met all across Iowa, and the final delegate totals for Iowa are: Clinton 704, Sanders 700, O’Malley 1.


Here is the final platform that was adopted by the convention

Tremendous thanks to the volunteers who helped put on the convention: Arrangements, Credentials, Executive and Platform committees all put in many hours of hard work to make it possible.

“Events” Calendar

You can now find an Events calendar link at the top of the page at Woodburydems.com. This new calendar is now live with links to upcoming events of interest to local Democrats.

If you have an item you would like to see added to the Events calendar, click here to email the webmaster.

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Call to the 2016 Woodbury County Democratic Convention

March 12, 2016

Registration 8:00 AM ~ Convention Convenes at 9:00 AM
West High School
2001 Casselman   Sioux City, IA

General Information:

  1. Delegate and Alternate registration will open at 8:00 AM and will continue until 10:00 AM.  
  2. Convention will Convenes at 9:00 AM.
  3. The Credentials Committee will begin seating Alternates and Registered Democrats from Woodbury County by 9:00 AM.  Late arriving Registered Democrats will be seated in available positions.
  4. Delegate Fee is $10.00 and none for unseated Alternates and Guests wishing to attend.

The delegate fee is not mandatory. The Iowa Democratic Party Constitution states:

“No delegate’s rights to fully participate or vote in any convention shall be dependent on the payment of a delegate fee.”

If you were elected as a Delegate to the convention at your precinct Caucus but cannot attend, you have the right to name another Democrat to replace you  at the convention. To do this, you must submit an “Alternate Assignment Form” available by clicking here.

If you need  specific arrangements for ADA needs,  please call Teresa Wolff 712-251-6418 before the convention so we can work to meet your needs.

Convention Documents You Will Need

A very limited number of pre-printed versions of these documents will be available at the convention for you to use and share. HOWEVER, we strongly suggest you print your own copy if you can, and bring it to the convention. Some people may chose to save the documents to their smart phone or tablet and save some paper.

The complete “Call to Convention” document is 38 pages, and includes the basic “Call” plus the report of the Platform Committee, and the complete list of Delegates and Alternate Delegates. ALL DOCUMENTS ARE IN PDF FORMAT THAT YOU CAN VIEW, SAVE, OR PRINT. 

Click Here for Complete Call, with Platform and Delegate List


Click Here for JUST the Call with the Platform, 18 pages


Click Here for ONLY the Delegate and Alternate List, 20 pages

Caucus to Convention Dates

The Iowa Caucus turnouts were amazing: over 170,000 Democrats across Iowa came out to support their candidate and the Democratic Party, and here in Woodbury County we had incredible turnout as well. Thank you to everyone who participated or volunteered to help our fellow Democrats!


Saturday, March 12, 8 AM
West High School, Sioux City
Woodbury County Democratic Convention

For the county convention, there will be a “Call to Convention” posted on this website by March 1. Questions? Contact Woodbury County Democrats chair, Penny Rosfjord chair@woodburydems.com or call Dave Somsky 712-276-7869 or Penny Rosfjord 712-574-9827

Saturday, April 30
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
4th District Democratic Convention

Saturday, June 18
Des Moines, Iowa
State Democratic Convention

Volunteers Needed!

When people signed into the Caucuses, many gave us their email addresses. We need to add those names to our email list.

If you can accurately type in the names and email addresses into a computer, we can supply you with the sheets for you to type in at home. It’s easy and doesn’t take long if we have a few folks helping. Interested? Contact Penny Rosfjord chair@woodburydems.com to let her know. Thanks!

2016 Iowa Caucus

February 1, 2016

Doors open at 6:30 PM, Caucuses Begin at 7 PM

To participate in the caucus you must sign in or be in line to sign in by 7 PM.

Click here for the list of Woodbury County
DEMOCRATIC Caucus locations

The Caucuses are the way the Iowa Democratic Party helps elect the next president, and chooses the leadership of our local Democratic Party.

Anyone 18 years old by November 8, 2016 and eligible to vote may participate. If you are not registered to vote, have moved, or are not registered as a Democrat, you must sign a new Voter Registration form before you can participate. If you know you need to do this, please come a few minutes early to take care of the simple paperwork.

There will be trained volunteers at each location to explain the caucuses and help make sure every vote is counted and every voice is heard.

In the hour or so after the caucus convenes at 7 PM, your precinct caucus will:
  • Sign nomination papers for candidates
  • Gather in groups to support your choice for President
  • Select two people to represent your precinct on the county Democratic Central Committee
  • Elect delegates to the March 2016 County Convention
  • Propose planks to go into the Party platform

Get Your Tickets Online for Woodbury Democrats Fall Fundraiser

Purchase your tickets for the 2014 Woodbury County Democrats Fall Fundraiser online via ActBlue. Using your credit card, you can make a SECURE contribution and help elect our LOCAL Democrats in November.

Just CLICK HERE to go to the ActBlue website. Tickets are $50 per person, but you can also become a SPONSOR of this event for $250 (or more!)

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm at the Peirce Mansion, 2601 Jackson Street, Sioux City, IA 51104. Buy your tickets online, or you can call 712-574-9827 to make your reservation.