Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to Keynote 2012 Jefferson Jackson Dinner

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Annual event in Des Moines continues to attract national Party leaders

Des Moines – The Iowa Democratic Party has announced that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will provide the keynote address at the October 20 Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Des Moines.

“Mayor Villaraigosa has proven to be a great advocate for Democratic principles from his time as an successful state legislator in California to his current position as the Mayor of one of our nation’s largest cities,” said Sue Dvorsky, Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. “The delegation who represented Iowa at the National Convention had the pleasure of hearing from Mayor Villaraigosa at one our breakfast meetings. And based on the way that people responded to him in Charlotte, the Iowa Democratic Party is very excited to welcome him to Iowa in October for what is sure to be a great event leading up to the November election.”

Mayor Villaraigosa chaired the 2012 Democratic National Convention, held last week in Charlotte, N.C.

The annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner typically attracts prominent Democratic leaders to serve as the keynote speaker. In 2007, President Barack Obama offered the keynote address. In 2011, former Obama administration official and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel served as the featured guest.

This year’s event will be held at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. Tickets to the event are available now via the Iowa Democratic Party website.


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