Democrats Fundraiser

By: News Release
Oct 13th, 2017

The Clayton County Democrats will host their annual fundraiser on October 28th at Johnson's Reception Hall, Elkader, IA.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. social hour with state and local candidates
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. dinner
7:00 p.m.  Keynote Speaker Liz Mathis, State Senator
22.50 in advance; $25 at the door

For Advance Tickets: Call Dick Dinan 563.380.9686 or email

All 1st Congressional District candidates, have confirmed attendance, as well as Iowa House 56 candidates, and several gubernatorial candidates. 

Liz Mathis is an Iowa State Senator and Community Engagement Director for Four Oaks, the Affordable Housing Network and Jane Boyd Community House.

Liz is one of 50 State Senators in Iowa; District 34 includes metro and rural Linn County. She is an Assistant Democratic Minority Leader, ranking member of the Human Resources and Administration & Regulation Appropriations committees, and serves on full Appropriations, Education, Human Resources and Commerce standing committees.
In her role at Four Oaks, Liz works with other agency administrators on development, internal/external communications, media relations and marketing for one of the state’s largest child welfare agencies. Four Oaks and its affiliates have 16 Iowa program sites, and more than 1200 staff.

Her prior work experience includes 27 years as a broadcast journalist and as a professor at Wartburg College, where she led the Department of Communication Arts as the McElroy Chair.

Liz has received professional leadership and legislative awards, including her induction as an Alumni Fellow at the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and as a Corridor Business Journal’s “Woman of Influence” and “Most Influential.” She is a Director for Ohnward Bank, serves on the Wartburg College Board of Regents, Marion Cares Advisory Board and the University of Iowa School of Journalism Professional Advisory Board. She holds a BA in Journalism and Broadcasting & Film from the University of Iowa.

Liz and her husband Mark have two children. Mark owns Amperage Marketing with offices in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids and Des Moines.