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Janice Weiner and Laura Bergus win at-large seats on the Iowa City Council

Janice Weiner and Laura Bergus were elected to the two open seats on the Iowa City Council in the combined city and school election on Tuesday. Weiner, who served as a foreign service officer for 26 years before retiring from the State Department, received 73 percent of the vote. Bergus, an attorney and managing partner of […]

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Iowa City Council candidate Janice Weiner on her career in the State Department, becoming involved in public service and the issues facing the city

After a career as a foreign service officer for the U.S. State Department, Janice Weiner returned to her hometown of Iowa City and is now running for the city council. Weiner is one of three candidates for the two at-large council seats that will be on the ballot in the Nov. 5 election. Mayor Jim Throgmorton and Councilmember Rockne Cole, who […]

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Get on your bikes and ride with Iowa City Council candidates

While question-and-answer sessions are a standard part of an election cycle, actual cycling isn’t. But the two will be combined for the Cruisin’ with the Candidates Bike Ride on Thursday evening, sponsored by Think Bicycles of Johnson County, Bike Iowa City and the Iowa City Bike Library. The event will feature all three candidates for the two […]

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Three candidates will be on the November ballot for two at-large seats on the Iowa City Council

The field of candidates is now set for the Iowa City Council election in November. Incumbents Pauline Taylor, who represents District A, and District C’s John Thomas are both unopposed, and there are three candidates for the two at-large council seats: Megan Alter, Laura Bergus and Janice Weiner. […]

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Janice Weiner is running for the Iowa City Council

On Monday, retired diplomat Janice Weiner announced she is running for an at-large seat on the Iowa City Council. “I’m running because public service matters,” Weiner said in an announcement video on Facebook. Weiner grew up in the Iowa City area and attended Iowa City West High School, before going on to Princeton University and Stanford Law School. After 26 years in the U.S. foreign service, […]

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After years of representing the U.S. overseas, Janice Weiner is running to represent Coralville in the Iowa Senate

Janice Weiner believes her long career representing the U.S. as a diplomat gave her the skills needed to deal with the Republicans in the state legislature. “Everywhere I went, I had to get to know people and build relationships across the political spectrum in each country. I had to understand what was important to them, […]

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Letter to the editor: Vote for Janice Weiner for Iowa Senate

In 1984, when Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro were running as the presidential and vice presidential Democratic candidates, the Iowa Democratic Party hired a young woman as their only Johnson County field organizer. Her job was to “get out the vote” for the Democrats. Her name was Janice Weiner, and she had just finished law school. I, too, worked on that effort. […]

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