Meet the candidates -
On Wednesday, Cherokee County Republicans held a Motivate Our Voters Event (M.O.V.E.) at the Aurelia Community Center. The purpose of the event was to introduce voters to Republican candidates for county, state, and federal offices. First row, left to right, Bill Anderson, candidate for Iowa State Senate; Barbara Grassley, campaigning for her husband Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley; U.S. Congressman Steve King; and Iowa State Representative Dan Husman. Back row, left to right, Jeff Simonsen Cherokee County Supervisor Chairman; David Jamison, candidate for Iowa State Treasurer; Hedgie Brandt, Cherokee County Treasurer; Kim Reynolds, candidate for Lt. Governor and running mate of candidate for Governor Terry Branstad; Cherokee County Supervisor Mark Leeds; Cherokee County Attorney Ryan Kolpin; and Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Photo contributed
AURELIA - On Wednesday, the Aurelia Community Center was home to M.O.V.E., an acronym for "Motivate Our Voters Event."
The purpose of Wednesday's gathering was to introduce the Republican candidates for the U.S. Legislature, the Iowa State House, and Cherokee County Courthouse to area voters who had a chance to get acquainted with the candidates and get motivated for the upcoming election Nov. 2.
Time for talking -
Pastor Ethan Sayler, of the Cherokee Memorial Presbyterian Church right, and his wife Christy Sayler, sitting, are pictured talking with Bev Zieman, left, and Brenna Findley, Republican candidate for Iowa Attorney General and M.O.V.E. featured speaker. Pastor Sayler gave the invocation at Wednesday's event at the Aurelia Community Center. Photo by Mike Leckband
A estimated 150 people came to hear the night's guest speaker was Republican nominee for Iowa Attorney General Brenna Findley, and music was provided by sisters Carrie and Stacie Stoelting of Cherokee.
Among the Republican candidates who appeared at the event were Bill Anderson, candidate for Iowa State Senate; Barbara Grassley for her husband Senator Chuck Grassley; Brenna Findley, candidate for Iowa Attorney General; U.S. Representative Steve King; Iowa State Representative Dan Husman; Jeff Simonsen, Cherokee County Supervisor; David Jamison, candidate for Iowa State Treasurer; Hedgie Brandt, Cherokee County Treasurer; Kim Reynolds, candidate for Lt. Governor with Terry Branstad; Mark Leeds, Cherokee County Supervisor; Ryan Kolpin, Cherokee County Attorney; and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.