Senator Joni K. Ernst

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State Senator

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Serving second term in Senate.


Served as the Montgomery County Auditor, 2005–2011.


Received M.P.A. from Columbus College and received B.S. from Iowa State University.

Military Service

20 years of service in the U.S. Army Reserves and Iowa Army National Guard (currently serving) and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003–2004).

Memberships and Activities

PEO Chapter HB, Altrusa, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2265, Red Oak Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Crime Stoppers, Montgomery County Memorial Court of Honor, and member of Mamrelund Lutheran Church of Stanton.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1970 in Red Oak. Resides in Red Oak.

Family Members

Husband, Gail; three daughters.