Teresa Meyer

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Teresa Meyer

Teresa Meyer is an Iowa Berniecrat, a term used for those democrats (generally) running for office who have expressed support of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.[1]

Iowa AFL-CIO 2016 Endorsement

Teresa Meyer was endorsed by the Iowa affiliate of AFL-CIO: AFL-CIO - Iowa for the 2016 election. [2]

Our Revolution Endorsement

Teresa Meyer is endorsed by Bernie Sanders' political group Our Revolution,[3] an organization run by Bernie Sanders surrogates which is designed to elect socialists to all levels of the government. The Our Revolution website praises Meyer for wanting to "raise the minimum wage, provide expanded healthcare to Iowans, and offer more education opportunities to younger people."

Americans for Democratic Action Endorsement

Americans for Democratic Action Iowa endorsed Teresa Meyer in her bid for the Democratic nomination in Iowa House District 63.[4]

From the article:

"She is an avid supporter and ally to labor, students, women and the LGBT community. Meyer will move Iowa forward and help heal the partisan divide that has underfunded our mental health programs and schools and aided in the privatization of Iowa Medicaid,” University of Northern Iowa ADA President Logun Buckley said in a statement...Meyer also has the support of two labor unions, the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Iowa Council 61."

Tight Primary

Teresa Meyer won the 2016 primary by a paper-thin margin:

"Initial reports had [Republican opponent Eric] Stromberg ahead by 16 votes, but after discovery of a 'formatting error,' as Black Hawk County Auditor Grant Veeder called it, caused a misreporting of votes from seven precincts in northern Black Hawk County, Meyer took a 539-501 lead..."[5]