Ross Wilburn Becomes Iowa Democrats First Black Party Chair

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa Democrats announce it's first Black party chair.

Ross Wilburn was Iowa City's first Black mayor and he currently represents Iowa's 46th District.

Iowa Democrats announced it's new leader on Twitter Friday, making him the first Black Iowan to hold the position.

Wilburn tweeted about his new appointment saying, "I am truly honored by this responsibility & humbled by the number of well wishes & support expressed to me. Thanks to the State Central Committee for electing me to serve the Democratic Party!"

Wilburn also ran for governor in 2018.

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