IOWA SENATE NEWS
January 29, 2019
State Sen. Pam Jochum (D-Dubuque) was presented today with the Iowa Pharmacy Association’s Good Governance Award during the organization’s annual Legislative Day in Des Moines.
The Good Governance Award recognizes Sen. Jochum’s legislative efforts and support for public health and the pharmacy profession.
“Keeping the health of Iowans front and center has always been a priority for me. This year, I continue that focus through my service on the Human Resources and State Government committees,” Sen. Jochum said. “It’s an honor and a privilege to fight for good health care and the work of our health care providers.”
Sen. Jochum is a state leader on health care issues. She has worked to expand affordable health insurance coverage to thousands of working Iowans, to protect the health services of Iowans with disabilities and to ensure all Iowans have access the health care they need.
“Sen. Jochum understands the importance of protecting patients and has worked tirelessly to ensure healthcare providers are equipped to provide the best care possible. She has been a constant source of advice to the pharmacy profession and has positively influenced our legislative priorities over the past 25-plus years,” said Kate Gainer, executive vice president and CEO for the Iowa Pharmacy Association.
Sen. Jochum is an Assistant Democratic Leader. She serves on the following committees:
- Ethics (Ranking Member)
- Human Resources
- Rules and Administration
- State Government
- Ways and Means (Ranking Member)
- Administrative Rules Review Committee (Ranking Member)