IowaFRW leaders to participate in OKC national convention

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (SEPT. 25, 2023) – Iowa Federation of Republican Women (IowaFRW) leaders from across the state will attend the 42nd National Federation of Republican Women Biennial Convention to be held in Oklahoma City, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

The 14 delegates to the national convention representing clubs from across Iowa are: Danielle Akey, Capitol Region Republican Women; Barbara Hames-Bryant, Five Seasons Republican Women; Denise Bubeck, Capitol Regional Republican Women; Laura Carlson, Republican Women of Central Iowa; Michelle Crawford, Scott County Republican Women; Jen Dumas, Scott County Republican Women; Gwen Ecklund, Crawford County Area Republican Women; Jean Ludwig, Carroll County Republican Women; Amy Meskimen, Scott County Republican Women; Kathy Pearson, Five Seasons Republican Women; Lori Leonard Reyman, Northwest Iowa Republican Women;  Cindy Scaturico, Carroll County Republican Women; Tamara Scott, Capitol Region Republican Women; and Julie Ulrich, Jones County Republican Women.

The event welcomes thousands of Republican Women members across the U.S. and will feature: Oklahoma Republican elected officials Gov. Kevin Stitt, U.S. Senator James Lankford, Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, State Auditor Cindy Byrd; plus All-American Swimmer Riley Gaines, and former Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. Convention attendees will vote in the 2024 NFRW Presidential Straw Poll, with results announced on Sunday, Oct. 1. Attendees also will prepare for grassroots victories in the upcoming elections by participating in cutting-edge training seminars conducted by Republicans who are recognized nationally in their fields.

The Iowa Federation of Republican, founded in Tama County in 1939, unites the voices and values within the Republican Party. The IowaFRW (, with local clubs and members throughout the state, proudly represents the party that made it possible for women to vote in the United States, and works to increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government. IowaFRW members volunteer more than 100,000 hours annually to fulfill our mission to elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public, and inform the media.

Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the country. Building leaders, energizing communities and keeping America strong, NFRW ( empowers women from all backgrounds in the political process and provides a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas.

Lori Leonard Reyman, Spokesperson