Senator Joni Kay Ernst is an American Politician and former military combat veteran. She is serving as a junior U.S. Senator for Iowa under the Republicans since 2015. She has served in the Iowa State Senate from 2011 to 2015. Ernst is the first female combat veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate. She retired as a lieutenant colonel after serving in the Iowa Army National Guard from 1994 to 2015.
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