Denise O'Brien ...
New Party builder
New Party News Fall 1994 listed over 100 New Party activists-"some of the community leaders, organizers, retirees,, scholars, artists, parents, students, doctors, writers and other activists who are building the NP" the list included Denise O'Brien, Iowa Farm Unity
Secretary of Agriculture race
In 2006, in a wholly unexpected primary victory in the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture race, anti-corporate globalization organic farmer Denise O’Brien decisively defeated a member of the administration of Governor Tom Vilsack, who is national president of the right-wing Democratic Leadership Council.