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Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa

Senator (1st term)

Republican



Biography

Political Highlights: Montgomery County auditor, 2005-11; Iowa Senate, 2011-14
Born: July 1, 1970; Red Oak, Iowa
Residence: Red Oak
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Husband, Gail Ernst; three children
Education: Iowa State U., B.A. 1992; Columbus College, M.P.A. 1995
Elected: 2014
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Livestock, Marketing & Agriculture Security; Nutrition, Agricultural Research & Specialty Crops; Rural Development & Energy - Chairwoman); Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities - Chairwoman; Personnel; Readiness & Management Support); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Superfund, Waste Management & Regulatory Oversight; Transportation & Infrastructure); Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

House Seniority: 52nd ranked Senate Republican
Twitter: 21,981 followers
State Clout: Iowa is 23rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state


Election History

2014 Election Results

Candidate

Joni Ernst (R)
Bruce Braley (D)
Rick Stewart (I)
Douglas Butzier (LIBERT)
Bob Quast (X)
Ruth Smith (WRI)

Votes

588,575
494,370
26,815
8,232
5,873
4,724

%

52.1%
43.8%
2.4%
0.7%
0.5%
0.4%