Narcisse To Announce Entry Into The 2014 Democratic Gubernatorial Primary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jonathan R. Narcisse   
Monday, 20 January 2014 11:46

On Monday, January 20th at 9:00 a.m. at the African American Museum of Iowa (55-12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids) Jonathan R. Narcisse, an editor and publisher, former Des Moines School Board Director and former Co-Chair of the Polk County Democratic Party will announce his entry into the 2014 Democratic Party gubernatorial race.

Last month Narcisse announced an exploratory bid setting three criteria for entry into the primary - the ability to form a statewide organization, the ability to raise money and the ability to defeat his Democratic party rivals.

"Four years ago I made the decision to not primary Gov. Chet Culver, a man I endorsed and worked to elect governor in 2006 and Secretary of State in 2002 and 1998. Instead I ran as an independent. I was well intentioned, but naïve.

I should have stayed and fought to rescue my party. While I regret that decision, I have learned much from my first gubernatorial campaign. We still possess the solutions to cure what ails Iowa and its hard working citizens.”

Since establishing a state-wide network in 2010, Narcisse has added two additional tours of Iowa's 99 counties and personally engaged tens of thousands of Iowans each summer at his State Fair booth. With these and other foundational assets, Narcisse is very confident to compete against an opponent who trailed Bob Krause in the Des Moines Register's Iowa Poll before Krause, under pressure, exited the primary.

“I believe in and have fought for the best of what being a Democrat has always meant,” Narcisse stated. “With justice, accountability, opportunity, and dignity comes protection of our most vulnerable - especially Iowa's children, elderly, and working class taxpayers. Our party's leadership has, at times, abandoned these foundational tenets. My record and body of work has embraced these principles in the pursuit of common sense solutions that Iowans of all stripes can understand and support.”

For more information contact Jonathan R. Narcisse at 515-770-1218, or visit

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