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Joseph Bolkcom


Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 39th district
23rd (1999-2003)
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 11, 1999
Preceded by Mary Neuhauser

Born July 29, 1956 (1956-07-29) (age 53)
Bloomington, Minnesota
Political party Democratic
Residence Iowa City, Iowa
Religion Roman Catholic
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. He was elected to the Senate in 1998. He was reelected in 2002, and again in 2006. He previously served six years on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Bolkcom represents the 39th District of the General Assembly, which includes most of metropolitan Iowa City.

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2006 Election

Bolkcom was re-elected in the 2006 General Election by a margin of 78% (14,816 votes). [1] His only opponent was Jay Christensen-Szalanski, an Independent, who received 22% of the vote.

Committee Involvement

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.

Personal History

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. Bolkcom is a member of the Iowa Civil Liberties Union, and the Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club.

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Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Mary Neuhauser
23rd District
1999 – 2003
Succeeded by
Herman Quirmbach
Preceded by
David Lord
39th District
2003 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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