Pam Jochum

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Pam Jochum
Iowa State Senate District 14
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 6
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa State House of Representatives
AssociatesLoras College
Bachelor'sLoras College
Date of birthSeptember 26, 1954
Place of birthDubuque, IA
Office website
Personal website
Pam Jochum (b. September 26, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 14. Jochum was Statewide Co-Chair for United States Senator Tom Harkin's Re-Election Committee. In 1980 she was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. She was Chair of the Dubuque County Democratic Central Committee in 1982. She was also Floor Whip at the Democratic National Convention in 1984. She served in the Iowa State House of Representatives from 1992 to 2008.

Jochum earned her BA from Loras College.

Jochum is a Residence Hall Director and Public Information and Marketing Director for Loras College.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jochum has been appointed to these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jochum served on these committees:



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Jochum ran for re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. Due to redistricting, she ran in district 50. Jochum ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. She defeated William Johnson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa State Senate, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPam Jochum Incumbent 68% 20,808
     Republican William Johnson 32% 9,790
Total Votes 30,598


On November 4, 2008, Jochum was elected to the 14th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating John Hulsizer Jr. (R). [3] Jochum raised $22,836 for her campaign, while Hulsizer raised $7,350. [4]

Iowa State Senate, District 14 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPam Jochum (D) 19,443
John Hulsizer Jr. (R) 8,428

Campaign donors


In 2008 Jochum collected $22,836 in donations.[5]

Four of her largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Dubuque County Democratic Central Committee $2,260
Meehan, Terrence S. $1,000
Jochum, T.J. $500
McCoy-Davis, Judy $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Connolly
Iowa State Senate District 14
Succeeded by
Amy Sinclair (R)