Saturday, February 09, 2008

A Message From RPI Chairman Stewart Iverson

From the Desk of Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Stewart Iverson

As some of you know, I recently took the reigns of the Republican Party of Iowa. When this opportunity came before me, it was a no-brainer because I love, respect, care for and am honored to be a part of the Republican Party. For these reasons, I knew I had to step up to the plate because in this next year, the Republican Party will witness one of the most defining, critical and telling years of our time.

Over time, the Republican Party has evolved. It has evolved for the better as we have truly become a “Big Tent Party.” People within the Party are Republicans for many different reasons. Some are more concerned with the business climate. Some are passionate about a quality school system. Some care deeply about their faith and family. Some are worried about the economy. But regardless of all of our insignificant differences, we ultimately are all Republicans for the same fundamental reasons that lie in our core principles.

We need to bear in mind why we have been Republicans from day one. We are Republicans because we chose the Party that stands for limited government and lower taxes, the Party of personal responsibility and fiscal responsibility, the Party of opportunity and not dependence.

I want to make all Republicans feel wanted, welcomed and appreciated. More importantly, I want the Party to bring these core principles back to the forefront of our conservatism, while at the same time embracing all of the other ideas, issues and beliefs that have become a crucial part of our identity. As Chairman, I will bring all Republicans into our big tent and we will unite to ensure Iowa remains red in November and so will the White House.

To hear Chairman Stew Iverson, tune into Jan Mickelson on WHO 1040 at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 14.