September 24, 2018 (URBANDALE, IOWA) - Richard Dedor, Independent candidate for Iowa House District 19, wants to gather his opponents for a debate. But, it seems he’s the only candidate in the district who is interested in openly talking about the issues facing the district. Dedor’s campaign has attempted to contact the Dallas County Democratic and Republican parties and reached out to the candidates themselves, without response.
“I’m calling for action from those who want to lead this district. We, as candidates, must work together to put on a debate, and give the community the opportunity to hear our visions for the future. I’ve heard the concerns from residents in the district and now it’s time for an open and frank discussion and give the voters the facts they need to cast a ballot.”
Dedor is challenging House Majority Leader Chris Hagenow (R) and Gregg Gustafson (D) in the November general election. A debate is especially important now, since District 19 is electing a new representative for the first time in nearly two decades. Representative Ralph Watts announced his decision not to run for a ninth term earlier this year.
About Richard Dedor
Richard Dedor, a resident of Urbandale, Iowa, is an Independent candidate for Iowa House District 19. He is a community and political activist and serves as a board member for the Central Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and serves on the Iowa Advisory Council of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Dedor holds a degree in public relations from the University of Northern Iowa, and has worked in non-profits, media, and startups across the country.