SIOUX CITY | Former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and four congressional candidates will be the featured speakers on Oct. 21 at a Woodbury County Democratic Party fundraiser named for the late Harry Hopkins.

The event will include Harkin, who retired from a long Senate career at the end of 2014, and the four Iowa 4th Congressional District candidates, J.D. Scholten, of Sioux City, LeAnn Jacobsen, of Spencer, John Paschen, of Ames, and Paul Dahl, of Webster City.

Those four are working to become the nominee to oppose U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, in 2018.

Hopkins was born in Sioux City and became a key adviser to President Franklin Roosevelt during the recovery from the Great Depression and during World War II. Hopkins led the Works Progress Administration efforts that built improvements in Sioux City, including the Grandview Park bandshell and some structures in Stone State Park.

The first Harry Hopkins Democratic Dinner celebration was held in 2016.

The Oct. 21 event begins at 7 p.m. at the Union Carpenters Hall, 2200 W. 19th St., in Sioux City. For more information, contact www.woodburydems.com.

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