Senator Joe Bolkcom

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Serving fourth term in Senate.


Outreach and Community Education Director, UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, and the Iowa Flood Center.


University of Iowa, Masters of Arts, Public Affairs, 1988. Saint Ambrose University, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 1985. Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois, Associate of Arts, Political Science, 1978.

Memberships and Activities

Member of Iowa Chapter of Sierra Club, Iowa Environmental Council, Iowa Bicycle Coalition, American Federation of Teachers, Local 716, and Progressive States Network, board chairman.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1956 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Resides in Iowa City.