Warren County Citizens Get the Credit

“It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.”
― John Wooden

The FAMiLY LEADER was asked several times by the media why we were getting involved with a local issue like the vote on gambling in Warren County.  The answer is simple – because families are at stake.  No matter where or what it takes, we try and do what we can.  We were happy to do target phone calls, coordinate a townhall meeting, and use our communications to assist Erica Isley of NoCasinoWarrenCounty.com, Tom Coates of Consumer Credit of Des Moines, Tamara Scott of Concerned Women for America of Iowa, the local churches, and the countless Warren County citizens who worked tirelessly.  It is them, not us, that deserve the credit for this win.

We don’t know how many lives may have been saved, how many bankruptcies may have been avoided, how many families will stay intact because of how the vote went.  But we do know that the Warren County citizens did the bold thing, the hard thing, and loudly shouted, “NO! We value our families and communities more than we want the allurement of easy money.”

Bob recaps the vote and celebrates with Tamara Scott and Greg Baker how the election became such a huge success:

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Bi-Partisan Townhall on Gambling



The FAMiLY LEADER hosts a bi-partisan “Warren County Discussion” on the topic of gambling, open to the public.


WHAT           Townhall meeting hosted by The FAMiLY LEADER, open to the public.


WHEN          Thursday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE        First Assembly of God Church

                        1700 W 2nd Ave

                        Indianola, IA  50125


WHY              To show why Warren County values and strong family heritage provide better economic development over the long-term than gambling.

WHO             TFL President, Bob Vander Plaats, will be joined by Tamara Scott of Concerned Women for America, Tom Coates of Consumer Credit of Des Moines, and Representative Dan Kelley (D).

CONTACT     David Barnett, Communications

515-314-2732 (cell)

515-263-3495 x21 (desk)




The FAMiLY LEADER champions the principle that God is the ultimate leader of the family. Our goal at The FAMiLY LEADER is to honor and glorify God – not a political party, not a candidate and not a program. The FAMiLY LEADER is a Christ centered organization that leads with humility and service to strengthen and protect the family. Learn more about our organization at https://thefamilyleader.com/our-mission-beliefs/.