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Ron Jorgensen

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Ron Jorgensen
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Iowa House of Representatives District 6
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMorningside College, 1979
Master'sUniversity of South Dakota
Date of birthMay 17, 1957
Place of birthSioux City, IA
ProfessionVice President for Business and Finance, Morningside College
Office website
Campaign website
Ron Jorgensen is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He served on the Sioux City School Board for six years.


Jorgensen earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Morningside College and his M.B.A from the University of South Dakota. His professional experience includes working as Vice President for Business and Finance at Morningside College and Chief Financial Officer for a Sioux City bank.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jorgensen served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Economic Growth
Education, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jorgensen served on the following committees:



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Ron Jorgensen was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3][4]


See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jorgensen ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 6. Jorgensen defeated Matthew A. Ung in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. No Democratic candidates filed in the district. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Jorgensen Incumbent 55.9% 1,288
Matthew Ung 44.1% 1,017
Total Votes 2,305


Jorgensen won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Carlos Venable-Ridley (D) in the November 2 general election.[7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 54 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Jorgensen (R) 6,345
Carlos Venable-Ridley (D) 3,136

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jorgensen is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Jorgensen raised a total of $155,570 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[8]

Ron Jorgensen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 6 Won $72,505
2010 Iowa State House, District 54 Won $83,065
Grand Total Raised $155,570


Jorgensen won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jorgensen raised a total of $72,505.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ron Jorgensen's campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$8,559
Bennett, Michael L$5,500
Gleeson, John W$4,500
Yockey, Ronald C$4,000
Jensen Jr, Irving F$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$72,505
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Jorgensen raised $83,065 in contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $13,509
Yockey, Ronald C $5,500
Bennett, Michael L $5,500
Gleeson, John W $5,000


Jorgensen and his wife, Kathy, have two sons.


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In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Smith (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 6
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Christopher Rants
Iowa House District 54
Succeeded by
Linda Upmeyer (R)