Joni Ernst

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Joni Ernst
Joni Ernst Official photo portrait 114th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Iowa
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Serving with Chuck Grassley
Preceded by Tom Harkin
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 12th district
In office
January 5, 2011 – November 28, 2014
Preceded by Kim Reynolds
Succeeded by Mark Costello
Personal details
Born Joni Kay Culver
July 1, 1970 (1970-07-01) (age 47)
Red Oak, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gail Ernst
Children Libby
Alma mater Iowa State University
Columbus State University
Religion Evangelical Lutheranism
Website Campaign website
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Iowa Army National Guard
Years of service 1993–present
Rank US-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 185th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard
Battles/wars Iraq War

Joni Kay Ernst (née Culver; born July 1, 1970) is an American politician. She has been Iowa's U.S. Senator since 2015. She is a Republican. Prior to being a U.S. Senator, she was an Iowa state senator.

On November 4, 2014, she was elected to the United States Senate. Ernst is the first woman to represent Iowa in the United States Congress.[1]

Ernst was born in Red Oak, Iowa.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Joni Ernst". Joni Ernst. Retrieved November 7, 2014.