Friday, September 06, 2013

Dvorsky Literally Behind Tyler Olson

"We need to start looking for new ideas and new ways to get things done," said Senator Bob Dvorsky introducing his choice for governor, Tyler Olson.

Olson was the featured speaker at Dvorsky's annual birthday party fundraiser
Dvorsky described Olson as a workhorse legislator. "Tyler is the real deal. He actually does the work to get things done."

"The world has changed a lot since 1982," said Olson, referring to the year of Terry Branstad's first election. "We need a governor who can keep up with that pace of change while staying true to our Iowa values."

Congressman Dave Loebsack was also on hand. "John Boehner sent us home for five and a half weeks and we have a lot of work to get done," said Loebsack, who returns to Washington Monday.

Too many other local Democratic politicos to list were also on hand for the party, an event in its 27th year dating back to his first legislative win in 1986. "I've only been to 26," Sue Dvorsky tweeted earlier today.  She missed the first one; the senator and the former Iowa Democratic Party chair married in 1988.

Seniority in Dvorsky World is measured by which district number is on your t-shirt; mine dates from the third incarnation, Senate 25, though I used to have an even older House 49.  The current map is Bob's fifth: two House and three Senate. It gives him number 37 and takes him east into Cedar County for the first time. It also includes the city of Wilton in Muscatine County.

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