Des Moines – The Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate campaign today announced the addition of respected Republican leader David Oman as its statewide Finance Chairman. The Des Moines businessman most recently served as State Co-Chair of the Romney for President campaign in 2011-12.
“David Oman brings over three decades of extensive government, political, and business experience to bear on behalf of our growing campaign,” said State Sen. Ernst of Red Oak. “His work as Chief of Staff to Iowa governors Bob Ray and Terry Branstad and as a four-term Co-Chair of the Iowa Republican Party speaks for itself,” said Ernst, adding, “What I value most is that David is trusted by Republicans across the state. He always works to bring Republicans together.”
While joining the Ernst campaign in this volunteer role, Oman said, “I respect the primary process and everyone in it. The candidates are good people, friends, and they’re enjoying traveling and meeting Iowans. The greater good is changing direction in Washington and winning this Iowa race to reach a majority of 51 Republicans in the U.S. Senate. There is exactly one candidate who can pull together all elements of the Republican Party, independents, and Leonard Boswell Democrats to win in November. That candidate is Sen. Ernst; I’m energized to join a wide array of Republicans who share her Iowa values. Her leadership in the Iowa National Guard and experience overseas will be critical as we remind ourselves yet again that this remains a dangerous world. Joni Ernst will complement and work well with Sen. Grassley from Day One in the Senate.”
Oman formerly served on the Iowa finance team for Gov. George W. Bush in 1999-2000. He was a Co-Chair of the Dole for President Iowa campaign in 1995-96 and a volunteer for Gov. Huckabee in 2007-08. He is a native of Cedar Falls and was mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. House in Iowa Congressional District 3 earlier this year.
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