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Senator
Sen. Joni Ernst [R, IA]
for
Iowa

About

Joni Ernst was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2011 and re-elected in 2012. She represented District 12, which serves the southwest part of the state. In the Iowa Senate, Ernst was a ranking member of the Education Standing Committee, and also served on the Veteran Affairs, Appropriations, Rules & Administration and Human Resources Standing Committees.  During the 2013 legislative session, Joni Ernst cofounded the Iowa Prayer Caucus a bi-partisan caucus devoted to protecting the religious liberties of Iowans. Before being elected to the state senate, Joni Ernst was elected the Montgomery County Auditor in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. Ernst has served a combined 21 years in the Army Reserves and the Iowa National Guard. She spent 14 months mobilized and overseas in Kuwait from 2003-2004 as a company commander at the start of the Iraq war. Her unit was responsible for running logistical convoys in Kuwait and into southern Iraq.

 

Born and raised in Iowa, Joni Ernst resides in Red Oak with her husband of 21 years, Gail, a Command Sergeant in the Army Rangers (retired) and their daughter. Joni Ernst is a graduate of Iowa State and earned a Master's in Public Administration from Columbus College.  

 

In 2014, Joni Ernst she was elected to the US Senate.

Bio-Information

D.O.B 07/01/1970
Rank junior
Location Iowa
Office 111 Russell Senate Office Building
Party Republican
Phone 202-224-3254

Fundraising Over Time

Cumulative Raised

Select Interest Group Rating

86%
US Chamber of Commerce
90%
Gun Owners of America
0%
AFL-CIO
11%
American Civil Liberties Union
65%
National Taxpayers Union
0%
NARAL Pro-Choice America
80%
American Conservative Union
5%
Americans for Democratic Action