Being American with Deval Patrick

Rising Star in Democratic Politics Deidre DeJear, on This Episode of Being American with Deval Patrick

October 27, 2020 Deval Patrick, Deidre DeJear Season 1 Episode 4
Being American with Deval Patrick
Rising Star in Democratic Politics Deidre DeJear, on This Episode of Being American with Deval Patrick
Show Notes

In 2018, Deidre DeJear became the first African American to be nominated for statewide office in Iowa. A first-time candidate, she won an upset victory in the Democratic primary on her way to making history in the general election. The 34-year-old small business owner went on to serve as the statewide chair for Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign in Iowa and is a rising star in Democratic politics. In her conversation with Deval, she explains how she made her way to Iowa, why she stayed, and what lessons she learned running in a rural state that voted for President Trump, and what she thinks about when she thinks about being American.