ERNST, Joni (1970-)
Senate Years of Service: 2015-

ERNST, JONI, A Senator from Iowa; born in Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa, July 1, 1970; B.A., Iowa State University, 1992; M.P.A., Columbus College (now Columbus State University), Columbus, Ga., 1995; United States Army Reserves, 1993-2001; Iowa Army National Guard, 2001-present, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel; auditor of Montgomery County, Iowa, 2005-2011; member of the Iowa state senate 2011-2014; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2014; reelected in 2020 for the term ending January 3, 2027; vice-chair, Republican Conference (2019-).

  • Ernst, Joni. Daughter of the Heartland: My Ode to the Country that Raised Me. New York: Threshold Editions, 2020.