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July 6th, 2012
 

Special Nominating Convention Set for Ankeny House Seat

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman A.J. Spiker issued the call for a special nominating convention for House District 37 in Ankeny on Friday. During the primary election no Republican candidate received the required 35 percent necessary to win the primary.

Jim Robidoux, an Ankeny educator, just missed reaching the 35 percent threshold.  Robidoux, the top vote getter, garnered 714 votes or 34.16% percent of the vote.  His closest competitor was Matt DeVries with 623 votes, which equaled 29.81% percent of the vote.

The convention will be held on Wednesday, July 18
at 7:00 p.m.  It will be held at the
Kirkendall Public Library in the ICN Meeting Room.  The Library is located at 1210 NW Prairie Ridge Drive in Ankeny.

The convention will be called to order by temporary chair, State Central Committee member Gopal Krishna, of Polk County. Twenty-two Polk County Central Committee members, who represent precincts in House District 37, are eligible to be voting delegates at the convention.

The full results of the June 5th Primary are as follows:

1.  Jim Robidoux, 714 votes, 34.16%

2.  Matt DeVries, 623 votes, 29.81%

3.  John Landon, 366 votes, 17.51%

4.  Jeffrey A. Wright, 321 votes, 15.36%

5.  Jacob Mason, 35 votes, 1.67%

6.  Stacey C. Rogers, 30 votes, 1.44%

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Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and TheIowaRepublican.com as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, TheIowaRepublcian.com. Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.




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