Our Endorsements

Newspaper Endorsements

General Election

  • Des Moines Register
    • “The Des Moines Register unequivocally endorses Fred Hubbell as the best candidate to unite Iowans and move this state toward a more promising future.” (READ MORE)
  • The Gazette
    • “Hubbell is the best choice to dramatically change course at the Statehouse. He earns our endorsement.” (READ MORE)
  • The Quad City Times
    • “Our heritage is to invest in our schools, our people and our lands and water. We work together, raise each other up, all of us, and find a way to do what’s best for the common good. We solve problems with common sense. There is a way to get back to doing that again. We endorse Fred Hubbell for governor.” (READ MORE)
  • The Carroll Daily Times Herald
    • “We see in Hubbell a man who brings a dignified, substance-filled approach to public serve in the tradition of Robert Ray and At Neu and Tom Vilsack.” (READ MORE)
  • Dubuque Telegraph Herald
    •  “[Iowa] also faces a great many challenges — that will need strong leadership. In our view, the candidate most ready to provide that leadership is Fred Hubbell.” (READ MORE)
  • The Storm Lake Times
    • “The debate is over. Fred Hubbell needs to be elected the next governor of Iowa.” (READ MORE)
  • The Daily Iowan and Iowa State Daily
    • “We urge voters to elect Hubbell as Iowa’s next governor Nov. 6 to secure these universities’ statuses as places for Iowans and those outside the state’s border to come and receive a world-class education.” (READ MORE HERE and HERE)

Primary Election

  • Des Moines Register
    • “We think Hubbell, in the mold of former Gov. Tom Vilsack, would be far more effective at accomplishing progressive goals than a far-left visionary…He’s the party’s best choice for 2018.” (READ MORE)
  • Quad-City Times
    • “Hubbell is the only candidate fully capable of challenging Reynolds’ record on mental health and education funding, access to women’s health care and Iowa’s foundering Medicaid privatization effect.” (READ MORE)
  • Carroll Daily Times Herald
    • “Fred Hubbell brings an all-Iowa eye to his campaign, a balance of business, government and charitable work, an understanding of the dynamics of Des Moines and Dunlap. We trust him to be what is No. 1 on our list: an able advocate for rural Iowa — a leader who sees opportunities and energy in Carroll and Greene and Guthrie counties where others dismiss us as mere feeder lots for the growing suburbs rimming Des Moines. The Daily Times Herald today endorses Fred Hubbell in the Democratic primary race for governor.” (READ MORE)

Additional Endorsements

  • North Central State Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Laborers Local 177
  •  Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 33
  • AFSCME Council 61
  • Iowa Professional Fire Fighters
  • Teamsters Local 238
  • Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Iowa AFL-CIO
  • United Auto Workers Region 4
  • Iowa State Education Association
  • Let America Vote
  • Planned Parenthood Voters of Iowa PAC
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America

Democratic Party Leaders

  • Scott County Democratic Chair and Former Davenport Mayor Thom Hart
  • Former Democratic Party Chairman Rob Tully

Statewide and Federal Officials


  • Attorney General Tom Miller


  • Governor Chet Culver
  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Governor Tom Vilsack
  • U.S. Congressman Berkley Bedell
  • Lieutenant Governor and State Senator Patty Judge
  • Lieutenant Governor Sally Pederson

Legislative Elected Official Endorsements


  • Senate Assistant Leader Bill Dotzler
  • Senator Tony Bisignano
  • Senator Jeff Danielson
  • Senator Jim Lykam
  • Senator Matt McCoy
  • Representative and Former Candidate for Governor Todd Prichard
  • Representative Ako Abdul-Samad
  • Representative Wes Breckenridge
  • Representative Dennis Cohoon
  • Representative John Forbes
  • Representative Ruth Ann Gaines
  • Representative Chris Hall
  • Representative Lisa Heddens
  • Representative Dave Jacoby
  • Representative Jerry Kearns
  • Representative Monica Kurth
  • Representative Bob Kressig
  • Representative Vicki Lensing
  • Representative Mary Mascher
  • Representative Brian Meyer
  • Representative Helen Miller
  • Representative Phil Miller
  • Representative Scott Ourth
  • Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell
  • Representative Cindy Winckler
  • Representative Mary Wolfe


  • Former Senate Majority Leader George Kinley
  • Former Senator and 2014 Democratic Nominee for Governor Jack Hatch
  • Former Senator Staci Appel
  • Former Senator Dennis Black
  • Former Senator Tom Courtney
  • Former Senator Pat Deluhery
  • Former Senator Julia Gentleman
  • Former Senator Bill Gluba
  • Former Senator Steve Hanson
  • Former Senator Jack Holveck
  • Former Senator John Judge
  • Former Senator Ralph Rosenberg
  • Former Senator Bob Rush
  • Former Senator Roger Stewart
  • Former Senator Frank Wood
  • Former House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
  • Former House Majority Leader Wayne McKinney
  • Former House Minority Leader Dick Myers
  • Former Representative Deb Berry
  • Former Representative Rick Dickinson
  • Former Representative Steve Falck
  • Former Representative and head of Iowa Department on Aging Ro Foege
  • Former Representative Wayne Ford
  • Former Representative Paul Johnson
  • Former Representative Doris Kelley
  • Former Representative Dan Muhlbauer
  • Former Representative David Osterberg
  • Former Representative Mike Reasoner
  • Former Representative Joe Riding
  • Former Representative Tom Schueller
  • Former Representative Sally Stutsman
  • Former Representative Jane Teaford
  • Former Representative Bill Witt

County Officials


  • Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson
  • Clinton County Sheriff Rick Lincoln
  • Des Moines County Sheriff Mike Johnstone
  • Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek
  • Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner
  • Story County Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald
  • Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy
  • Poweshiek County Sheriff Thomas Kriegel
  • Poweshiek County Supervisor Diana Dawley
  • Scott County Attorney Mike Walton
  • Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz
  • Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill



  • Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie
  • Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich
  • Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott


  • Iowa City Mayor Matt Hayek
  • Waterloo Mayor Buck Clark

Local Officials

  • Blue Glass City Councilwoman Emilnye Slagle
  • West Des Moines City Councilwoman Renee Hardman
  • Davenport Alderman Mike Matson

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