Troy Price is an American political strategist and LGBTQ rights advocate who served as the Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party from his election in July 2017 until his resignation in February 2020. Price worked in the administration of Iowa Governor Chet Culver, and later served as a press aide for Tom Vilsack. Price served as Iowa Director for the Barack Obama 2012 presidential campaign and the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign.
|Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party|
July 22, 2017 – February 15, 2020
|Preceded by||Andrea Phillips (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Mark Smith|
|Born||1980/1981 (age 38–39)|
|Education||University of Iowa (BA)|
Early life and educationEdit
Price was raised in Durant, Iowa, where he attended Durant High School. He then graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government in 2004. After graduating from college, Price became active in the Iowa caucus process.
Price identifies as gay.
Price was the executive director of One Iowa, a LGBTQ advocacy organization, before stepping down to work on the Barack Obama 2012 presidential campaign. He was a proponent for marriage equality in Iowa. In October 2018, Price was re-elected Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. During his tenure as Chair, Price appeared on NPR and C-SPAN. Price was selected as a "key player of the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses" by The Des Moines Register, and has been featured in The New York Times, Politico, and NBC News.
On February 12, 2020, Troy Price announced his resignation as chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, following the controversy over the delay in the final results of the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses. Price officially left office after Mark Smith, a current member of the Iowa House of Representatives, was selected as his successor by the Iowa Democratic Party.
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- "Iowa Democratic Chair Troy Price Resigns After Caucus Night Debacle". NPR.org. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
- Gabriel, Trip (February 12, 2020). "Troy Price, Iowa Democratic Party Leader, Resigns Over Caucus Debacle". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
|Party political offices|
| Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party