Women from Crawford, Ida, Scott and Story counties tapped

Five Iowa Federation of Republican Women leaders from across the state have been named to the National Federation of Republican Women board of directors, according to NFRW President Julie Harris from Arkansas.

“These leaders from our First in the Nation Caucus state bring depth and breadth of experience to NFRW and will be integral to our national efforts as we unite to win back the White House and protect America’s values,” said Harris.

The five women who will serve on the national board for 2024-25, along with town, local federated Republican Women club name and national board position, are:

Gwen Ecklund, Denison, Crawford County Republican Women; NFRW Presidential Advisory Committee Chair and NFRW Winning the White House Committee

Lori Leonard Reyman, Holstein, Northwest Iowa Republican Women; NFRW Public Relations Committee Vice Chair

Michelle Crawford, Eldridge, Scott County Republican Women; NFRW State Presidents Committee

Laura Carlson, Story City, Republican Women of Central Iowa; NFRW Programs Committee

Jordyn Landau, Ames, Capital Region Republican Women; NFRW EmpowHer Commmittee

The national board meets for its first meeting of the two-year term later this month in Washington, D.C.

“Serving on the national board is an exhilarating experience, working with conservative women across the United States with the same goal of increasing the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government,” said Ecklund.

IowaFRW President Crawford added: “Our state association is honored and excited to have multiple voices representing the Republican Women of Iowa on the national board. We are enthusiastic about the direction and goals President Harris has brought to the Federation and look forward to collaborating throughout the two-year term to expand the footprint of Republican Women both across Iowa and nationally.”

The Iowa Federation of Republican, founded in Tama County in 1939, unites the voices and values within the Republican Party. The IowaFRW (www.iowafrw.org), with local clubs and members throughout the state, proudly represents the party that first 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. IowaFRW is a member organization of the National Federation of Republican Women, the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the country, founded in 1938.