He spoke at the convention. Now, Iowa Democratic officials say Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will headline a state party fundraising dinner next month.
Villaraigosa chaired the 2012 Democratic National Convention last week in Charlotte, N.C. He will give the keynote address at the Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Des Moines on Oct. 20.
The speaking spot in the leadoff presidential caucus state has frequently drawn potential Democratic candidates for the White House.
In 2007, President Barack Obama and the entire Democratic presidential field attended.
Last year, it was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.