Chuck Grassley Announces Veterans Coalition with Support from Iowa’s 99 Counties

WEST DES MOINES — Today, Senator Chuck Grassley announced his Veterans Coalition chairs in all of Iowa’s 99 counties. 

“Our veterans dedicated their lives to serving our country. I work to make sure the federal government keeps its promises to them, which includes my support for the PACT Act this year, every step of the way. I’m proud to represent veterans and honored to have their support. Our veterans always have our backs. We must have theirs,” Grassley said. 

“I’ve known Chuck Grassley for a long time. He’s a dedicated public servant, who’s never let Washington go to his head. He’s been laser-focused on Iowa for as long as I can remember. As dedicated as he’s been to our great state, he’s also shown great dedication to our veterans,” Veterans for Grassley Chairman and retired U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Evan “Curly” Hultman said. “I’m grateful for his service. I’m grateful to rally behind him for his re-election, and I’m grateful that we will have another six years of Senator Grassley’s leadership.”

The Veterans for Grassley coalition leadership is below with the chairs for all of Iowa’s 99 counties. 

  • Chairman: Maj. Gen. Curly Hultman
  • Co-Chair: Sen. Joni Ernst
  • Co-Chair: Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks
  • Co-Chair: Former Gov. Terry Branstad
  • Senior Advisor: Former Iowa Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Russell Saffell
  • Senior Advisor: David Rehbein
  • Senior Advisor: Brenda Safranski

Adair – John Schildberg 
Adams – Dave Agnew
Allamakee – Dan Emerson
Appanoose – Jerry Power
Audubon – Michelle Kilmer
Benton – Rick Voss
Black Hawk – Roger Pease, Heidi Warrington
Boone – Shawn Bryant, Rep. Phil Thompson
Bremer – Hank Bagelmann
Buchanan – Clayton Ohrt
Buena Vista – Kevin Jesse
Butler – Bruce Burroughs
Calhoun – George Sexton
Carroll – Don Bernholtz
Cass – Bill Pellet
Cedar – Dennis Weih
Cerro Gordo – Gary Watnem
Cherokee – Elizabeth Johnson
Chickasaw – Arnie Boge
Clarke – Selena Humphrey
Clay – Steve Waller
Clayton – Jeff Hendrickson
Clinton – Ben Wolf
Crawford – Rep. Steve Holt
Dallas – Vince Junker
Davis – Ken Cook
Decatur – Greg Cummings
Delaware – John Gallagher
Des Moines – Don Poggemiller
Dickinson – Rep. John Wills
Dubuque – Roger Hanselmann
Emmet – Jim Boyer
Fayette – Joanne Robinson
Floyd – Joseph Steinlage
Franklin – Craig Eckhardt
Fremont – Terry Graham 
Greene – Jim Andrew
Grundy – Lucas Halverson
Guthrie – Ron Vice
Hamilton – Wayne Jackson
Hancock – Mark Newman
Hardin – Verv Davidson
Harrison – Tony Smith 
Henry – John Freeland
Howard – Mark Grinbaugh
Humboldt – Bud Douglas
Ida – Burdette Conover
Iowa – Larry Beyer
Jackson – Rick Ernst
Jasper – Richard Jones

Jefferson – Dick Reed
Johnson – Peter Vanderhoef
Jones – Rick Lamere
Keokuk – Jerry Whitehurst
Kossuth – Ken Clark
Lee – Terry Schrepfer
Linn – John Ecreg, Richard Bice, Dan Bryant, Gary Grant, Harlan Nieuwsma
Louisa – John Corey
Lucas – Dave Amos
Lyon – Gary Teunisson
Madison – Thad Smith
Mahaska – Jerry Lenox
Marion – Len Gosselink
Marshall – Bob Grimes
Mills – Jim Smith
Mitchell – Tim Noble
Monona – Don Thompson
Monroe – John Hyde
Montgomery – Jerald Hansen
Muscatine – Tim Ervin
O’Brien – Royd Chambers
Osceola – Gary Handeland
Page – Janet Olsen
Palo Alto – Eldon Stoffel
Plymouth – Sam Clovis
Pocahontas – Phil Brinkman
Polk – Michael Treinen, Lee Booton
Pottawattamie – Brittany Rockwell
Poweshiek – Dan Bunnell
Ringgold – Jason Ackley
Sac – Roger Ray
Scott – Jim Lochner
Shelby – Larry Trickle
Sioux – Al Bloemendaal
Story – Vincent Tomlinson
Tama – Moe McWhirter
Taylor – Everett Tribolet
Union – Mike Lang
Van Buren – Martin Strait
Wapello – David Dolley
Warren – Rep. Stan Gustafson
Washington – Don Bayliss
Wayne – Don Seams
Webster – Tom Dorsey
Winnebago – James Meyering
Winneshiek – Darrel Branhagen
Woodbury – Ben Uhl
Worth – Gene Watson
Wright – Ken Clark

Franken has been widely criticized for his remarks stating he spoke for allveterans when he claimed he only served in the military for those with similar political beliefs.

The Veterans For Grassley coalition joins a growing list of support for Grassley’s re-election. He announced his 99 County Leadership coalition in June and the leadership of the Farmers for Grassley coalition last week. The Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa Corn Growers Association both announced endorsements. The National Federation of Independent Business, the Iowa Bankers Association, Citizens For Responsible Energy Solutions, National Rifle Association, Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund PAC, Members of the Iowa House of Representatives and Iowa Senate, agriculture leaders across the state, former President Donald Trump and Trump administration officials and many high profile public servants have endorsed Grassley’s re-election.