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Joe Bolkcom - Democrat for State Senate

Democrat Joe Bolkcom is currently serving in his third term in the Iowa Senate. He was first elected to the Senate in 1998 and re-elected in 2002 and 2006. He previously served for six years (1993-1998) on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.

Joe was elected a Senate Assistant Majority Leader for the 2009 and 2010 legislative sessions.

Before becoming a County Supervisor, Joe worked for three years at the county public health department helping address the county's leading health issues including youth access to tobacco products and environmental health concerns.

Prior to that and for nearly a decade, Joe helped found and direct two senior citizen advocacy organizations fighting for lower health care costs for seniors in Iowa and Illinois. He has also been active in state and local environmental protection efforts.

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