The Democrats’ great rural Iowa hope?
July 10, 2017 / Daily Times Herald
"The winding Montgomery County roads from Red Oak to the Norris family farm served as something of a time machine Saturday evening, with both forward and reverse levers available to a politician many Democrats believe can resurrect the party’s fortunes in rural Iowa."
JOHN NORRIS LAYS OUT VISION FOR IOWA IN CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF
July 10, 2017 / Iowa Starting Line: Your Home for Iowa Political News
"At a hot and sun-drenched campaign picnic in Urbandale at Living History Farms, John Norris drew a sizable crowd to his gubernatorial kick-off tour. With about 200 people in attendance, Norris’ event was the largest yet of the Democratic Terrace Hill hopefuls, as well as the most bountiful: a pot luck style meal filled the park tables. Norris himself joined a band on stage before his speech to belt out some lines from a Johnny Cash song."
NEWEST CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR HOLD POTLUCK-STYLE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH PARTY
July 9, 2017 / WHO-TV
URBANDALE, Iowa -- Iowa native John Norris officially announced his candidacy for governor. On Sunday, Norris held a launch party at Living History Farms in Urbandale. The unique event included entertainment by the candidate himself and a pot luck-style dinner. "It’s going to heat up for the next 18 months and it’s just starting here today," Norris said.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: John Norris launches campaign for governor in Red Oak, Iowa
July 8, 2017 from Team Norris
RED OAK, IA – Flanked by scores of family and childhood friends, Red Oak, Iowa native John Norris became the latest Democratic contender for governor in the Hawkeye state. With a heavy emphasis on his rural upbringing, Norris juxtaposed his definition of “Iowa values” against those of the current Republican administration occupying the statehouse.
NORRIS IS A VOICE FOR RURAL IOWA
May 17, 2017 / Art Cullen, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Storm Lake Times
"None of the candidates knows more about agriculture, the environment, the promise of renewable energy or the roots of populism in the Iowa Democratic Party."
JOHN NORRIS: WHY HE MAY RUN FOR GOVERNOR AND WHAT HE WOULD BRING TO THE TABLE.
April 25, 2017 / Laurie Belin, Bleeding Heartland
"Some things never change, like the ties to family and friends that pulled the Norrises back to their home state, rathe than to job opportunities elsewhere. But in other ways, the Iowa they found in 2016 didn't resemble the state they remembered."
JOHN NORRIS WEIGHING RUN FOR IOWA GOVERNOR
April 25, 2017 / Pat Rynard, Iowa Starting Line
"The biggest longterm problem for the state, as Norris sees it, is the slow economic degradation of rural communities. Norris grew up in Red Oak in Southwest Iowa. "Now when I drive out in these rural areas, it becomes apparent to me how critical, how dire the situation is in rural Iowa." he explained. "We've got to create economic opportunity for folks in rural Iowa. We're doing wonderfully in the Des Moines - Ames Corridor and the Cedar Rapids - Iowa City Corridor, but if it's eroding all around us it will eventually impact these successful areas too."