Joe Bolkcom

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Joseph Bolkcom
Joe Bolkcom 86thGA.jpeg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 43rd district
23rd (1999–2003), 39th (2003-2012)
Assumed office
January 11, 1999
Preceded by Mary Neuhauser
Personal details
Born (1956-07-29) July 29, 1956 (age 62)
Bloomington, Minnesota
Political party Democrat
Residence Iowa City, Iowa
Website Bolkcom's website

Joseph Bolkcom (born July 29, 1956) is a member of the Iowa Senate, where he is currently an assistant majority leader. A Democrat, he was first elected to the Senate in 1998. He represents the 43rd District of the General Assembly, which includes most of metropolitan Iowa City.

Bolkcom currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Appropriations committee; the Commerce committee; the Human Resources committee; the Natural Resources and Environment committee; and the Ways and Means committee, where he is chair.

Bolkcom was reelected in 2002. In the 2006 General Election he won 78% of the vote (14,816 votes).[1] His only opponent was Jay Christensen-Szalanski, an Independent, who received 22%.

Bolkcom graduated from Saint Ambrose University in Davenport in 1983. He went on to earn a master's degree in Public Affairs from the University of Iowa. He served from 1993 to 1998 on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Prior to that he worked for Johnson County Health Department, Senior Advocates, Inc., and Senior Education, Inc. He is a member of the Iowa Civil Liberties Union, and the Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club.


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 14, 2006. Retrieved September 19, 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External links

  • Senator Joe Bolkcom official Iowa Legislature site
  • Senator Joe Bolkcom official Iowa General Assembly site
  • State Senator Joe Bolkcom official constituency site
  • Iowa State Senator Joe Bolkcom official campaign site
  • Profile at Vote Smart
  • Senator Joe Bolkcom's Photo Gallery[permanent dead link] at Picasa
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Mary Neuhauser
23rd District
1999 – 2003
Succeeded by
Herman Quirmbach
Preceded by
David Lord
39th District
2003 – 2012
Succeeded by
Sandy Greiner
Preceded by
Joe Seng
43rd District
2012 – present
Succeeded by
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