Marshall County


  • September 8 Fundraiser

    Iowa vs Iowa State


    The September 8 fundraiser will be at the Community Building at Riverview Park. Live music, pincic dinner, silent auction. Andy McGuire & Jim Mowrer expected to speak. 

  • Grand Opening Friday August 26 6-8:00 pm at Marshall County Democratic Headquarters

    Tom Swartz,Chairperson of the Marshall County Democrats announced details today of the Friday August 26 Grand Opening of the Marshall County Democratic Headquarters in the Marshalltown Mall next to the Driver’s License Station.


    “We invite all Democrats and interested persons to join us from 6:00-8:00 p.m. this Friday August 26 for Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Pork Patties and soft drinks at our Headquarters Grand Opening. Everyone attending has an opportunity to win $100 worth of groceries at one of our local grocery stores in the door prize drawing. You must be present to win. So come out to have some fun, political conversation, and meet the candidates.”


    Monica Vernon Democratic Candidate for Congress in the 1st District, including Marshall County, will help celebrate the Grand Opening of the Democratic Headquarters for Marshall County on Friday August 26 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Ms. Vernon will appear and speak during the 1st hour of the Grand Opening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.


    Following Candidate Vernon will be Patty Judge Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate.


    Local candidates Steve Sodders, Mark Smith, Jon Muller, Luisa Ortega, may also plan to attend and be available.


    The Grand Opening is scheduled for Friday August 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Headquarters in the Marshalltown Mall. The Headquarters is located next door to the Iowa DOT Driver’s License Station and is only accessible from the outside of the mall near the North end of the mall. Plenty of Parking is available.

    Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Pork Patties will be served free of charge along with soft drinks.


    Those attending may enter and win a door prize drawing of $100 worth of groceries at a local grocery store. You must be present to win!

    For more information or to volunteer interested persons may call Democratic Headquarters at 641-751-3599 or Chairperson Tom Swartz at 641-751-5119.


  • 16th Annual Mark Smith BBQ

    My annual BBQ will be held on Saturday, August 13th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Community Building at Riverview Park here in Marshalltown.  

    As Democratic Leader, this past year I have recruited 87 candidates to run for the Iowa House.  This is the largest number in years!  They are great Iowans who are working their hearts out to become state representatives.  

    With Donald Trump at the top of the Republican ticket, Iowans dismay at Gov. Branstad's attack on public school funding, and the quality of our candidates all make this a Democratic year.

    Proceeds raised from this event go to support our efforts to regain a Democratic majority in the Iowa House this year, click here to support!

     I hope you'll join us this Saturday for some good food, great friends and a common goal of electing Democrats in 2016!

    - Mark

    When: Saturday, August 13th; 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Where: Community Building at Riverview Park 
    Tickets: $10 per adult, students and children $5 
    Why: Help House Democrats regain the Democratic majority!
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  • Senator Jack Hatch Seeks Support

    Marshall County Democrats gathered at the Fisher Community Center this week to hear from Iowa State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) who is exploring a run for Governor in 2014. Hatch mingled with local Democrats during the 6:30 p.m. social mixer preceding the monthly Democratic Central Committee meeting and then addressed the group when the meeting convened at 7:00.

    State Representative Mark Smith introduced Senator Hatch to the group and spoke of his experience working with Senator Hatch during his years in the legislature.

    Senator Hatch stated that he will make an announcement regarding his plans in September.

    Hatch also said, “The state is in need of bold leadership and the Governor is not providing it. Instead we see the Governor displaying an attitude of special entitlement.  Everyone no matter if a legislator or Governor should pay the speeding tickets for which they are responsible. No one is above the law.”