Iowa 1st Congressional District Democratic Party

2018 Convention Page



Iowa's First District Democratic Convention 2018

Convention Details

  • When: Saturday, April 28, 2018.
    • Registration begins at 9:00 AM
    • Convention Called to Order at 10:00 AM
  • Where:
    • Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center
      North Entrance
      1770 Boyson Road
      Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

Convention Registration

  • Please complete the 2018 1st District Convention Attendee Registration Form.
    • This form provides for pre-registration, lunch, and accessibility requests.
    • To help us plan for a smooth running Convention, please complete this form as soon as possible and no later than April 24, 2018.
    • After April 24th, online registrations will no longer be accepted and you will need to register onsite at the Convention beginning at 9:00 AM (lunch without pre-ordering is subject to availability).
    • Please note that accommodation requests should be submitted before April 18th to allow adequate time to make arrangements. We will make every attempt to fulfill requests received after April 18th.
    • If you need assistance with registration, please email Karen Black at
      Register Now

Delegate Fee

No one shall be turned away from attending the convention for their inability to pay, however, any attendees in this situation are still asked to pay $10 for lunch. Any person who feels they cannot afford the full price or half price donation can have it reduced or waived by contacting E.J. Gallagher (

  • Delegates with lunch: Cash or Check: $35 / ActBlue: $36
  • Delegates with no lunch:Cash or Check: $25 / ActBlue: $26
  • Lunch Only: Cash or Check: $10 / ActBlue: $11
    • (The Lunch Only option is for Alternates, Observers, Youth Delegates, Campaign Staff, Companions as defined by the ADA, and others who are not required to pay a Delegate Fee at this time.)
  • Lunch and Live Stream Package for non-Delegates: Cash or Check: $20 / ActBlue: $21
    • Live Stream Package includes Convention Booklet and broadcast livestream in the Alternates Seating Area (also includes lunch order). Candidates will come speak with you and observe Platform Committee deliberations.

Prepaying will expedite your registration process. Please bring your payment receipt!

  • Payment methods:
    1. Check: Make checks payable to First District Democrats and mail to:
      First District Democrats
      ℅ E.J. Gallagher
      801 Sheridan Road
      Waterloo, Iowa 50701-4943
    2. Checks need to be received no later than Thursday, April 26, 2018.

    3. Online: Pay at ActBlue

      Pay Convention Fees Now

  • Please note that the $10 for lunch is not considered part of the Delegate Fee and attendees must pay for lunch if they want it.
  • There are no ATM machines at the school so plan ahead if you're paying cash.
  • Please write out your check ahead of time.
  • Observers and Alternates. Those staying for lunch are asked to pay $10 on the day of the convention.
  • CART Sponsorship donation amounts are at the donor's discretion. Donor names will be added to the full page color ad on the Convention Booklet's back cover.
  • Prices on ActBlue include a small markup from the check price to cover online processing fees.

Please email Treasurer, E.J. Gallagher ( after purchasing tickets through ActBlue.

Convention Documents

Iowa Democratic Party First District Convention

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Kirkwood Community College - Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Rd, Hiawatha 52233

Kirkwood Community College - Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Rd, Hiawatha 52233