Iowa Democratic Party Chair Steps Down

Jun 29, 2017

Derek Eadon
Credit Iowa Democratic Party

The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party is stepping down. Derek Eadon says he’s been diagnosed with non-life threatening Trigeminal Neuralgia and it requires radiation procedures over the summer.

“The last five months have shown me just how strong this party is,” Eadon says in a statement. “I will be taking some much needed time off, and I am excited to see what Democrats can do this election."

Eadon was elected to the post in January. A new chair will be elected on July 22nd. Eadon says he will be back on his feet shortly, knocking doors for Democrats and that it’s important to have someone in the position who can dedicated all of their time to the party.