Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) biography

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Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)

1st term Republican from Iowa.


Residence: Red Oak

Marital Status: Divorced

Prev. Occupation: Emergency Management Office Director, Job Training Coordinator

Prev. Political Exp.: Montgomery Co. Auditor, 2005-11; IA Senate, 2011-15; US Senate, 2015-present

Military: USAR, 1992-2001; IANG, 2001-15

Education: BA Iowa State University, 1992; MPA Columbus College, 1995

Birthdate: 07/01/1970

Birthplace: Red Oak, IA

Religion: Lutheran

Percentage in Last Election: 52%

Major Opponent: Bruce Braley (D)


Current Elected Office Contact Information

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Washington, D.C. Office:

730 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3254
Fax: (202) 224-9369

Des Moines Office: (more district offices)

733 Federal Building, 210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: (515) 284-4574
Fax: (515) 284-4937



Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Lisa Goeas
  • Scheduler: Josie Beecher
  • Legis. Dir.: Jena McNeill
  • Press Secy.: Kelsi Daniell
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Corey Becker
  • Education LA: Tyler Brown
  • Telecomm LA: Michael Farr
  • Transportation LA: Michael Farr
  • Trade LA: Michael Farr
  • Commerce LA: Michael Farr
  • Labor LA: Hyder Chowdhry
  • Budget LA: Tyler Brown
  • Government Affairs LA: Michael Farr
  • Space - NASA LA: Michael Farr
  • Animal Welfare LA: Meris Petek


Current Elected Office Bills:

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
S.1021 - 'A bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and for other purposes. No Send Message to Sen. Joni Ernst
S.250 - 'A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to improve th... No Send Message to Sen. Joni Ernst


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