Ron Paul Launches Exploratory Committee,
Names Iowa Leadership Team
DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS
WIRE)--Congressman Paul today announced that he is forming an official
Exploratory Committee to assess his options for the 2012 Presidential
“Iowa has a special place in American politics, and
Dr. Paul is very pleased to announce the launch of his Exploratory
the capitol of the Hawkeye State”
Standing in Des Moines, Dr.
Paul also introduced his Iowa
leadership team. All three of Dr. Paul’s Chairmen are elected members
the Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee, the 17-member
Board of Directors of the Iowa GOP, and have served as leaders of
Campaign for Liberty in Iowa.
The leadership team consists of:
Dr. Drew Ivers, Chairman - Drew Ivers, PhD, of Webster City has been an
activist for 35 years and was the Iowa Campaign Chairman for
in 2008. He was a District Chairman for Ronald Reagan’s campaign and
the Iowa Chairman for the presidential campaigns of Pat Robertson in
Pat Buchanan in 1996 and 2000. Dr. Ivers has chaired his county party
and is a
five-time delegate to the Republican National Convention. He is a
Army combat-wounded purple heart-awarded Viet Nam veteran. Dr. Ivers
his Master’s and Ph.D. from Iowa State University
and is the holder of 7 patents as a plant geneticist. He also has a
Master’s in Theological Studies and is an Elder in the Evangelical Free
Church. Dr. Ivers was instrumental in the forming of the initial
Coalition in Iowa,
which is known today as the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition.
David Fischer, Vice-Chairman - David Fischer of rural Polk County
is the founder and President of Precision Research, Inc. He has served
district Executive and Rules Committees, and is the longest-serving
the Executive Committee for the Polk County GOP. Mr. Fischer has been a
delegate to numerous Republican conventions - County, District, State,
National. He is a homeschool leader and has been an elected member of
Township Board since 2002. Mr. Fischer was a top graduate from Iowa
State University’s College of Engineering,
and is an experienced expert witness in the energy industry.
A. J. Spiker, Vice-Chairman - A. J. Spiker of Ames is a former
Chairman, Co-Chairman, and Treasurer of the Story County Republican
has been a delegate to several county, district, and state GOP
served on his district Executive, Rules, and Organization committees.
Spiker is a Realtor and is a past President of the Ames Multiple
Service, Inc. He serves on the Ames Economic Development Commission
Directors and is an active member of St. Cecilia Catholic church and
Knights of Columbus.
“Iowa has a special
place in American politics, and Dr. Paul is very pleased to announce
of his Exploratory Committee in the capitol of the Hawkeye State,”
said Dr. Paul’s political director Jesse Benton. “We are also
extremely proud to enjoy the support and leadership of Drew Ivers,
Fischer and A.J. Spiker. All three men are pillars of their communities
leaders of the Republican Party and will be tremendous assets as Dr.
his final decision about the 2012 Presidential campaign.”