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Joni Ernst's Biography

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

Contact Information

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




Husband: Gail; 1 Child: Libby

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Montgomery County, IA

Home City:

Red Oak, IA

Graduated, Iowa State University

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

Senator, United States Senate, 2014-present

Former Auditor, Montgomery County, Iowa

Senator, Iowa State Senate, 2011-2014

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, Retired

Company Commander, United States Army Reserves, Kuwait, 2003-2004

No organizational membership information on file.

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.