Trump announces three Iowa co-chairs

(Prezography photo)

(Prezography photo)

From Press Release


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Thursday three Iowa co-chairs: Colonel Brian Miller from Sioux City, and Tana Goertz, and Richard “Dick” Thornton, both from Des Moines.

Tana Goertz appeared in season 3 of “The Apprentice” and was the runner-up in the season finale.  Goertz has also appeared in “Reality Stars Fear Factor.”  Tana is an Iowa entrepreneur who works as a motivational speaker, business coach, radio talk show host and author.  More information on Tana may be found at  “I saw first hand what an effective leader he is,” said Goertz.  “He is decisive, honest, strong, and true to his words and that’s what I would want my next President to be.”

Richard Thornton has been a behind-the-scenes activist for many years in Iowa politics.  A lawyer with a degree from the University of Iowa, Thornton is a most respected advocate for many Iowa-based businesses at the Iowa Legislature.  “After 50 years of being involved in the process, I find that Donald Trump brings a new perspective to the word leadership,” said Thornton.  “I believe in the Donald Trump who believes in the ‘lead, follow or get out of the way’ mentality and this will bring success to not only Iowa but to the United States as well.”

Colonel Brian Miller recently retired as the Commander of the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City after serving for 34 years.  During his distinguished career he deployed to over 20 different countries plus numerous stateside locations.  In 2010-2011 Colonel Miller deployed for 7 months to Kabul, Afghanistan as the Vice Commander of the 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan.  He was second in command for the 9,500 airmen deployed to Afghanistan as well as over 100 combat aircraft.  He advised General officers from 6 nations on effective combat employment of United States Airpower.  Colonel Miller’s numerous awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal, and Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

Donald Trump has made numerous trips to Iowa and has had the chance to meet with many voters.  “I am proud that these individuals have decided to join the Team Trump,” said Donald Trump.  “These individuals work hard in their chosen professions and understand how hard it is in today’s world to have a positive impact.  They bring to this campaign a wide-range of backgrounds that represent many Iowans.   I know they will work hard and contribute to this campaign and our efforts to ‘Make America Great Again.”