Schmitz stops in Iowa City
State Sen. Becky Schmitz stopped by The Mill Tuesday night to say hi to the party faithful and raise a little cash. The first term Fairfield Democrat's district runs from the Iowa City limits to the Missouri border via Washington. Jefferson and Van Buren counties.
Schmitz, who narrowly knocked off Republican Dave Miller in 2006, is in a top targeted race with former legislator Sandra Greiner, attempting a comeback after a two year hiatus.
"They say it's an anti-incumbent year," said Schmitz, "but (Greiner) was there for 16 years, and I've only been there for four. So she's more of an incumbent than I am."
"We can always count on Becky's vote," siad Coralville Senator Bob Dvorsky, who co-sponsored the event with Iowa City's Joe Bolkcom. Similar praise was offered for another Fairfield Democrat, special election winner Curt Hanson, who represents the southern half of Schmitz's turf on the House side.
In other JC Dems news, party HQ is opening soon on Sturgis Corners; they're hosting an open house Saturday from 6 to 8.