January 13, 2017
To the Republicans of Poweshiek County
From Chris Varney
At our most recent meeting, you have voted me as your new Chairman and for that I thank you. Thanks for your trust. Thanks for your confidence. I look forward to the challenge of leading the Poweshiek County Central Committee for the next two years.
In case you missed the meeting, Tom Cooper was selected as the new Co-Chair; Diana Hanson was re-elected as Secretary and Vicki Bunnell was re-elected as Co-Treasurer.
I offer my congratulations and thanks to the outgoing Chair Nancy Weaver. Nancy’s leadership has inspired us in what was a complicated and difficult election. Her hard work and dedication never wavered and was rewarded as Poweshiek County became a red county. The headquarters was in a perfect location and Nancy had to juggle many responsibilities in very tough circumstances. In the end, she persevered and she won. I treasure my friendship with Nancy and look forward to her council in the future.
The 2016 election was a great one for the Republican party. We won both houses of the Iowa legislature, we won both houses of the U.S. Congress, and we won the Presidency. Our group helped get Dave Maxwell re-elected in the Iowa legislature and Tim Kapucian re-elected in the Iowa Senate. Rod Blum was re-elected in the U.S. House. Plus, Missy Eilander was elected as the Poweshiek County Auditor. In other words, for our county, a clean sweep.
The work, however, must continue. We must stay the course and continue to fight for our values and beliefs. The work getting to the top is hard but sometimes the work to stay there is harder. The opposition is not just going to go away – they will come back and fight even harder than before. We must be ready to answer the challenge.
There are more battles to come – in two years we will have very important county positions up for grabs, the Iowa House and U.S. House races will be crucial again, and, of course, the race for the Iowa governorship. The new election will be here before you know it. My goal is simple – to put the Central Committee in a position to win again in 2018.
In order for that to happen, I need your help to do it. The Poweshiek County Central Committee is not about one person, or a couple of people, it is about everybody. I encourage everybody to make as many meetings as possible. I welcome your feedback and your advice. I am always open to new ideas. We have a great group and I hope with your help it will continue to be great.
My cell phone number is (712) 212-1845 and my e-mail address is email@example.com. You can call me at work too – I work for 1410 AM KGRN and the number there is (641) 236-1410.
(Soon to be) President Trump wants to make America great again. I know that Poweshiek County is already great, thanks to its people, thanks to you. Let’s continue to make it great. And let’s have some fun along the way.
Thanks and God Bless.