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Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)

Senator for Iowa, Republican

Joni Ernst


Home town: Red Oak
Born: July 1, 1970
Born in: Red Oak, IA
Occupation: Emergency Management Office Director, Job Training Coordinator
Military service: USAR, 1992-2001; IANG, 2001-15
Religion: Lutheran
Marital status: M
Spouse: Gail
Previous political experience: Montgomery Co. Auditor, 2005-11; IA Senate, 2011-15; US Senate, 2015-present
Elected in year: 2014
Next election in year: 2020
Family: 3 children
Education: MPA Columbus Col., 1995
Ethnicity: Caucasian


Twitter Handle:
Facebook Address: senjoniernst


Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

  • Livestock, Marketing and Agriculture Security
  • Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops
  • Rural Development and Energy

Armed Services

  • Emerging Threats and Capabilities
  • Personnel
  • Readiness and Management Support

Environment and Public Works

  • Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
  • Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight
  • Transportation and Infrastructure


Small Business and Entrepreneurship


Washington, D.C. Office:

111 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3254
Fax: (202) 224-9369

Des Moines Office:

733 Federal Building, 210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-284-4574
Fax: (515) 284-4937

Cedar Rapids Office:

111 Seventh Avenue SE, Suite 480
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: 319-365-4504
Fax: (319) 365-4683

Davenport Office:

201 West Second Street, Suite 806
Davenport, IA 52803
Phone: 563-322-0677
Fax: (563) 322-0854

Sioux City Office:

19 Federal Building, 320 6th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
Phone: 712-252-1550
Fax: (712) 252-1638

Council Bluffs Office:

221 Federal Building, 8 South Sixth Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: 712-352-1167
Fax: (712) 352-0087