Senator Joseph J. Welsh View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 70 (1983) - 75 (1993)
House: 68 (1979) - 69 (1981)
Home County: Dubuque
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Joseph J. Welsh
Dubuque County
Birth: August 10, 1955, Dubuque. Parents: Glenn and Margaret Welsh. Education: B.A. in political science, Loras College. Spouse: Joy Yacavona. Activities: Former Dubuque County deputy sheriff. Member: Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. Key West volunteer fireman. Licensed private investigator and bondsman. Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress, 1984. Chair, Senate Appropriations Committee, 71st, 72nd, and 73rd General Assemblies. President of Senate, 74th General Assembly. Served 2 terms in Iowa House. Term: Fourth.