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Deidre DeJear's Biography

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Full Name:

Deidre DeJear




Husband: Marvin

Home City:

Des Moines, IA

BA, Journalism/Speech, Drake University, 2004-2008

Candidate, Governor of Iowa, 2022

Candidate, Secretary of State, State of Iowa, 2018

Financial Literacy Adviser, Iowa Department of Education, 2015-present

Owner, Caleo Enterprises, 2009-present

Consultant, United Way of Central Iowa, 2013-2015

African American Vote Director and Field Organizer, Obama for America, 2012

Marketing Assistant, Bankers Trust, 2006-2011

Consultant, Oakridge Neighborhood, 2016-present

Member and Committee Chair, Des Moines Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, 2015-present

Board Member, Des Moines "I Have a Dream" Foundation, 2015-present

Chair and Co-Founder, Back 2 School Iowa, 2005-present

Consultant, African American Leadership Forum - Des Moines, 2013-2020

Iowa Campaign Chair, Kamala Harris For The People, 2019

Civic Engagement Chair, Young Professionals Connection, 2013-2014

Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, Des Moines Public Schools, 2008-2012