With a few school districts still in session, a majority of the committee came together to discuss individual races and make recommendations to our membership.
The nineteen UniServ Units of Team ISEA have all appointed a team of four members, two (2) Republican and two (2) Democrats, to represent their membership.
The attendance at our June 9th meeting was as follows:
Cedar Wood: 2
East Central: 3
Great River: 2
Mississippi Bend: 1
Northern Pride: 0
Unit Nine: 1
Polk Suburban: 2
South Central: 2
Unit Ten: 1
Unit Two: 1
Also in attendance in addition to myself: ISEA Vice President/President-elect, Chris Bern; ISEA Treasurer Paula Logan; NEA Director Jim Young; and ISEA Vice President-elect Tammy Wawro.
ISEA-PAC Central Committee members heard from Team ISEA Lobbyist, Brad Hudson, on a final report of the 2008 Legislative Session before beginning our candidate discussions.
Candidate recommendations were made in all but seven (7) state Senate races and twenty-seven (27) state House races. The body gave authority for an "Emergency Committee" to act upon candidate recommendations in the above mentioned races once the local interview teams complete their interviews.
Members of ISEA-PAC's "Emergency Committee" are:
(D) Jim Young-NEA Director
(D) Roberta Rosheim, JDC
(D) Kevin Ericson, Mid-Iowa
(R) Roberta Hass, NEIEU
(R) Leslie Dake, Siouxland
(R) Rob Hirst, Hawkeye
Before ISEA-PAC Central Committee members headed towards home, we thanked them for the work they've done thus far with candidate interviews, but also thanked them for their leadership in this fall's campaigns in making a difference in electing/re-electing friends of education!