Dave Leshtz

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Dave Leshtz

Template:TOCnestleft David Leshtz has been a District Representative for Congressman David Loebsack since 2007. He previously worked as Supervisor of the Office of Community Education at the University of Iowa’s Center for Disabilities and Development. Leshtz was a student in the UI Undergraduate Poetry Workshop “a lifetime ago,” taking classes with Jon Anderson, Marvin Bell, Anselm Hollo, and Robin Metz. He holds a master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation from the UI College of Education.

Leshtz has served on many local and state boards and committees, including the Iowa Center for AIDS Education and Research , the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, and the Iowa Civil Rights Commission (as Chair from 2001-2005). He currently serves on the national board of Americans for Democratic Action, and is co-editor of the Prairie Progressive. [1]

The Prairie Progressive

The Prairie Progressive is a newsletter of nearly 20 years standing published in Iowa City by David "Prairie Dog" Leshtz. It is the newsletter of Iowa City Democratic Socialists of America.[2]

Greetings to Prairie Progressive


Those who sent 1986 Labor Day greetings to Iowa City Democratic Socialists of America's Prairie Progressive included Jan Corderman, Dave Leshtz, Karen Kubby, John Schacht, David Tucker, Tom Jacobs, Sheldon Pollock, Ross Atkinson, Karen Massetti-Miller, Dennis Harbaugh, Rick Taylor, Larry Ross, Tom Matthews, Diane Decker, Dennis Ryan, Jesse Singerman, Kathy Mitchell, Steve Marsden, Janet Lyness, Peter Fisher, Jean White, Mary Wyckoff, Dow Voss, Jeff Cox.

Iowa City Committee on Community Needs

In 1985 Dave Leshtz, Reginald Williams, and Karen Kubby were all members of the Iowa City Committee on Community Needs.[3]

Mike Lux friend

On Friday March 7 2009 a host team was formed of a "bunch of my old friends in Des Moines" threw a book party for Mike Lux at Don Rios Cantina. Lux's book was "The Progressive Revolution:How the Best in America Came to Be".

The team included Speaker of the Iowa House Pat Murphy and other hosts, Robin Ahnen-Cacciatore, Betty Ahrens, Holly Armstrong, John Cacciatore, Jerry Crawford, Mark Daley, Tim Gannon, Nader Halawa, Jeff Link, Brad Lint, Dave Leshtz, Jennifer Mullin, Jeani Murray, Marcia Nichols, Matt Paul, Aaron Pickrell, Sheila Riggs, Don Rowen & Virginia Rowen, Joe Shannahan, Mike Tramontina, Jessica Vandenberg, Lola Velazquez-Aguilu,Margi Weiss, Nate Willems, Bill Wimmer[4]