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Joni Ernst's Biography

Office: U.S. Senate (IA) - Jr, Republican Majority Conference Vice Chair

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate (IA) - Jr

Contact Information


Post Office Box 93441
Des Moines, IA 50393
Phone: 319-804-9232

733 Federal Building
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

201 West Second Street
Suite 806
Davenport, IA 52801

194 Federal Building
320 Sixth Street
Sioux City, IA 51101

221 Federal Building
8 South Sixth Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

111 Seventh Avenue Southeast
Suite 480
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

111 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

Joni K. Ernst




Divorced; 1 Child: Libby

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Red Oak, IA

Home City:

Red Oak, IA



MPA, Justice Administration, Columbus State University, 1992-1995

BS, Psychology, Iowa State University, 1988-1992

Senator, United States Senate, 2014-present

Senator, Iowa State Senate, 2011-2014

County Auditor, Montgomery County, Iowa, 2005-2011

Vice Chair, Senate Republican Conference, United States Senate, 2019-present

Former Member, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, United States Senate

Former Member, Personnel Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Airland, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, United States Senate

Former Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, United States Senate

Lieutenant Colonel, Iowa Army National Guard, 2001-2015

Served, United States Army Reserve, 1993-2001

Life Member, National Rifle Association, present

Member, Mamrelund Lutheran Church of Stanton

Member, Montgomery County Crime Stoppers

Member, Montgomery County Memorial Court of Honor

Member, Red Oak Chamber of Commerce

Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2265

Reason for Seeking Public Office:

Washington politicians have failed us. They have abandoned the principles that have made our nation great, and ignored the Constitution. It's going to take real leadership to protect the values we hold dear, and reverse the damage that's been done. And that's why I'm running for U.S. Senate.