Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Deidre DeJear announces running mate

(ABC 6 News) – Ahead of the Iowa Democratic Convention, DeJear announced her Lieutenant Governor pick, Clinton County Auditor Eric Van Lancker.

“I am thrilled to have Eric Van Lancker join me on this journey to build a stronger Iowa,” said Deidre DeJear. “I know that he will make an effective Lieutenant Governor and I trust his deep commitment to always doing what is right for Iowans. Eric is a four term County Auditor who is not only a true defender of democracy but also he understands the growing challenges facing small communities across the state. As lifelong Iowans, Eric and his wife Tanya, an Iowa teacher, have raised a family in our state, while committing their lives to public service. I couldn’t be more proud to have him on our team and I’m looking forward to serving with him to improve the lives of all Iowans.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to join Deidre DeJear in this historic race and fight alongside her to move Iowa forward,” said Eric Van Lancker. “From defending voting rights and improving education, to prioritizing housing, increasing broadband, and protecting healthcare, Iowans are ready for a team who will deliver and put their needs first. I am ready to take my experience to the Capitol and be a strategic partner to help implement Deidre’s forward-looking vision for our great state.”

Auditor Van Lancker will join DeJear at the Iowa Democratic Convention on Saturday morning. They will make their first public appearance on stage Saturday night at a Rally at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines at 7:00 PM.