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Another candidate has formally said she wants to be on the Des Moines City Council. Saturday afternoon in front of her home, Cyndi Chen announced her campaign to replace Michael Kiernan in his At-Large seat. Kiernan’s leaving as he has already assumed the position of Iowa Democratic Party Chairman.

Chen needs a better outcome than her husband had a few years ago. Dr. Frank Affannado lost in a four-way Democratic primary in House District 66 in Des Moines. Ako Abdul-Samad won. Affannado finished second.

Chen said it’s “party time” during her announcement. She announced today, D-Day, she said to celebrate victory. Her slogan is “Chen for change.” Chen is the administrator for the Commission of the Status of Iowans of Asian and Pacific Islander Hertigage of Department of Human Rights. There’s no way that fits on a business card. She said the all-white council needs some diversity.

Attorney David Adelman and businessowner Leisha Barcus are also running.


  • Mitch Henry

    Six local labor groups endorse Skip Moore for Des Moines City Council

    Skip Moore, candidate for Des Moines City Council At-Large, is proud to announce the endorsements of six local Des Moines labor unions.

    The following labor groups endorsed Skip Moore for Des Moines City Council over the previous two weeks: The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #347, International Brotherhood of Painters #246, Laborers’ Local #177, Laborers’ Local #353, United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local #106 and the Police Officers for Good Government Political Action Committee.

    “Labor unions are an important part of our community,” said Moore. Unions make our community strong and I am honored and proud to have their support in my campaign.”

    Please contact Mitch Henry at 729-2926 or email at Moore4council@aol.com for additional information.

  • Mitch Henry

    Skip Moore, candidate for Des Moines City Council At Large, would like to invite you to a meet and greet at the Northwest Community Center on Wednesday, September 16th.

    This is a great opportunity to ask Skip questions, learn about the issues important to the residents of Des Moines and become involved in his campaign for City Council.

    Location: Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Ave., Des Moines

    Date: Wednesday, September 16th

    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Appetizers will be provided.

    Please contact the campaign at 729-2926 if you have any questions, or email us at Moore4council@aol.com

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