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Revision as of 14:35, 21 December 2010

Joni Ernst
Candidate for
Iowa State Senate, District 48

Political party Republican
Profession County Auditor, Military
Website Official campaign website
Joni Ernst is the Republican Party candidate for the 2011 special election to District 48 of the Iowa State Senate. The special election takes place on January 4, 2011.

Ernst, a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, earned a Bachelors of Science from Iowa State University and Masters of Public Administration from Columbus College. She has served in the US Army Reserves and the Iowa National Guard for 18 years. She holds the rank of Major in the Iowa National Guard and serves as Operations Branch Chief in logistics for the Joint Forces Headquarters in Johnson, Iowa. She spent 14 months mobilized in Kuwait in 2003-2004. Ernst is currently serving her sixth year as Montgomery County Auditor. She has been married to her husband Gail for 18 years. They have three children.[1]

Campaign themes

2011

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.

Elections

2011

See also: Iowa state legislative special elections, 2011

Ernst faces Ruth Smith (D) in the January 4, 2011 special election to Iowa State Senate District 48.[5]

Contact Info

Phone: (712) 621-4931

Email: joniernst@hotmail.com

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