Welcome to my new web site! This site helps me communicate with constituents about some of my work and the work of the Iowa General Assembly. Stop by and see what is new, and please sign up for The Networker, my periodic email newsletter that will keep you informed about issues of interest to Iowa City and Johnson County citizens.

I've made some quick links to help you find out more about my efforts, the Legislature, and the work of the Senate Democrats:

Iowa General Assembly
Iowa Senate Democrats

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your visit and please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.


About Joe
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.

Joe's hobbies include running, hiking, cooking, professional wrestling, gardening and bicycling. Joe graduated from Saint Ambrose University and earned a masters degree in Public Affairs from the University of Iowa.

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