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April 3rd, 2013
 

Map of Des Moines Register executives and editors

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Written by: Jeff Patch
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DES MOINES—Journalists love transparency. But the question of how much weight to give privacy concerns during reporting on public records flared up last week as the Des Moines Register sparked an explosive controversy by publishing a map that some alleged could put the safety of Iowa students at risk.

The Des Moines Register published—then quickly removed—an interactive map of Iowa schools, detailing which education institutions had school resource officers to provide security. The decision outraged some parents. FoxNews.com reported that the Register tweaked the map to show only districts with full-time security. Then editor Rick Green decided to pull the map entirely.

Fox News interviewed a concerned parent from the Des Moines area, who gave his name as Dave, about his concerns.

TheIowaRepublican decided to give readers of the Des Moines Register, which is owned by Gannett, a bit more information about the lifestyles and politics of executives and editors at Iowa’s largest newspaper. Below is an interactive map featuring the addresses, phone numbers, emails, property values and voting records for Register leaders—in the interest of transparency, of course.


View Des Moines Register editors and execs. in a larger map.

Below is a more comprehensive record of public data on Des Moines Register editors and executives:

For reference purposes, in the Des Moines metro area, the median home price in the third quarter of 2012 was $166,000 (median family income was $73,100), according to data provided by Fiserv.

Laura L. Hollingsworth, 45
President and Publisher
(515) 285-3355 [home]
lholling@dmreg.com

3601 Prairie Sage Dr.
Norwalk, IA 50211
Warren County

Hollingsworth and her husband purchased the property via a family trust. The mortgage is $685,000. She is a registered voter (no party) who voted in the 2012, 2010, 2008 and 2004 general elections.

Richard A. Green, 47
Editor and Vice President, News
(515) 528-9881 [home]
rgreen@dmreg.com

5934 Wistful Vista Dr.
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Polk County

Green purchased the property in 2011 for $344,500. Its assessed value is $368,000. He is a registered voter (no party) who cast a ballot in 2012.

Julie Harvey, 52
Vice President, Finance
(515) 987-3125 [home]
jaharvey@dmreg.com

16304 Tanglewood Dr.
Urbandale, IA 50323
Dallas County

The more than 11,000 square foot house, which has a wet bar and a whirlpool, is assessed at $536,760. She is a registered voter (Democrat) who has cast a ballot in every general election since 2002.

Kevin R. Johnson, 55
General Manager, Production Operations
(515) 987-2062 [home]
krjohnson@dmreg.com

16710 Winston Cir.
Clive, IA 50325
Dallas County

The property is assessed at $416,850. The house, which has a wet bar, features French doors, a formal dining room and a whirlpool tub. He is a registered voter (Democrat) who cast a ballot in every general election from 2006-2012.

Philip M. Legler, 37
Vice President, Information Technology
(515) 284-8385
plegler@dmreg.com

12508 Ridgemont Dr.
Urbandale, IA 50323
Polk County

The property is assessed at $288,400. Last year, it sold for $309,000. He is a registered voter (Republican) who cast a ballot in 2012 and 2010.

Orton Preikschat, 61
Senior Distribution Director
(515) 284-8310
opreiksc@dmreg.com

4762 Ashley Park Dr.
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Polk County

The property is assessed at $207,900. He is a registered voter (no party) who cast a ballot in 2012.

Mark H. Wurzer, 54
Vice President, Advertising
(515) 284-8384
mwurzer@dmreg.com

5241 Woodland Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312
Polk County

Wurzer purchased the property for $464,500 last year; it’s assessed at $409,800.

Kimm S. Miller, 46
Retail Advertising Director
(515) 284-8404
kimiller@dmreg.com

9001 Iltis Dr.
Urbandale, IA 50322
Polk County

The property is assessed at $216,200.

Randy Evans, 62
Editorial Page Editor
(515) 287-7498 [home]
revans@dmreg.com

2810 Caulder Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50321
Polk County

The property is assessed at $195,800.

Kathy A. Bolton, 55
Metro Communities Editor
515-284-8283
kbolten@dmreg.com

333 Edgewood Ln.
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Polk County

The property is assessed at $245,700.

(William) Randy Brubaker, 54
Senior News Director, Investigative Reporting
(515) 284-8590
rbrubaker@dmreg.com

5501 Foxboro Rd.
Johnston, IA 50131
Polk County

The property is assessed at $294,700.

Carol Hunter, 56
Senior News Director, Politics & State Reporting
(515) 284-8545
chunter@dmreg.com

5809 Kingman Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311
Polk County

The property is assessed at $173,500.


About the Author

Jeff Patch
Jeff Patch is a correspondent for TheIowaRepublican.com. He's a communications, research and political consultant for Iowa candidates, causes and companies. E-mail questions, comments, insults or story ideas to jeff [at] theiowarepublican.com.




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