Mika for Vice-Chair

Photo Credit: Linda Nelson

Today, I am announcing that I am running for one of the Vice-Chair positions of the Iowa Democratic Party. I am a former party official from Pottawattamie County and currently I serve on the Johnson County Central Committee. I am a former campaign staffer who has previously worked for President Obama’s and Senator Sanders’ campaigns.

My top goal is to work with the Chair whoever that is to rebuild our party but also to ensure we have a party that builds a 99 county strategy. We cannot leave House and Senate races uncontested.

I am excited to be running for Vice-Chair and give my fellow Democrats a choice. The next year must be about reorganization and rebuilding our party.

I grew up in Nebraska and transplanted to Iowa in 2012 because I believed in a better future and wanted to join the fight for it. In May 2012, I moved to Council Bluffs to work for President Obama as an organizing fellow. I have lived here ever since, volunteering on political campaigns and going to school at Iowa Western Community College and now at the University of Iowa.

photo (1)After the 2012 election, I worked with Nebraska State Senator Sara Howard to pass her bill LB380, a second-parent adoption bill. I ran a grassroots campaign for the bill which was sponsored by MoveOn.org.

In 2014, I was elected as the Pottawattamie County Democrats’ Affirmative Action Chair, and I served from February 2014 to October 2015.

In the Winter of 2015, I was hired by the Bernie Sanders campaign to be an organizing fellow which I was later promoted to field organizer and worked in several states including Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado.

After the primary, I moved to the University of Iowa where I am studying psychology and sociology.

I am running because I want to continue to fight for a better future and the only way to do that is through a strong Democratic Party.

Submit questions here: mika.j.covington@gmail.com or call me at 712.314.8258