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Joni Ernst
Joni Ernst.jpg
Iowa State Senate District 12
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJanuary 4, 2011
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserves
Years of service2003-2004
ProfessionMontgomery County Auditor
Office website
Personal website
Joni Ernst is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 12 and serving as Assistant Minority Leader. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

She is a Republican candidate for the United States Senate in the 2014 elections in Iowa.[1]

Ernst earned her B.S. from Iowa State University and her M.P.A. from Columbus College. Her professional experience includes working as Montgomery County Auditor. She has served in the U.S. Army Reserves and the Iowa National Guard for 18 years, earning the rank of Major in the Iowa National Guard and serving as Operations Branch Chief in logistics for the Joint Forces Headquarters in Johnson, Iowa.

Committee assignments


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Human Resources
Rules and Administration
Veterans Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ernst served on these committees:

Campaign themes


Ernst's 2011 special election Campaign site lists several key policy positions and campaign themes:

  • Eliminate Wasteful Spending
  • Create Jobs on Main Street
  • Reduce Property Taxes

English as Official Language

In 2002, Iowa passed a measure to make English the official language of the State of Iowa. In 2007, Ernst took part in a successful lawsuit challenging the legality of the state's bilingual voter registration forms.[2][3]

Candidate Forum

On December 14, 2010, Ernst and Ruth Smith (D) took part in an open forum sponsored by the Creston News Advertiser and KSIB.[4]

  • Part one of the forum can be found here.
  • Part two of the forum can be found here.



See also: United States Senate elections in Iowa, 2014

Ernst ran as a Republican candidate for the United States Senate in the 2014 elections in Iowa. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.[5][1]

Ernst officially announced her candidacy on July 10, 2013.[1]


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Ernst ran for re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. Due to redistricting, Ernst ran in District 12. Ernst ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. No candidates filed to run in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Iowa state legislative special elections, 2011

Ernst defeated Ruth Smith (D) in the January 4, 2011 special election to Iowa State Senate District 48.[8] With 62 of 62 precincts reporting, Ernst has won with 67.4 percent of the vote.[9][10]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Ernst and her husband, Gail, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Schoenjahn (D)
Iowa State Senate District 12
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Iowa State Senate District 48
Succeeded by
Dan Zumbach (R)