Senator Pam Jochum was elected to her second term in the Iowa Senate in 2012, after serving in the Iowa House of Representatives since 1993. She represents the people of the City of Dubuque.Senator Jochum is the President of the Senate and the vice-chair of the Rules & Administration and State Government committees. She also serves on the Human Resources and Ways & Means committees.
She is a graduate from Wahlert High School and received her Associates and Bachelor’s Degree from Loras College.
Prior to serving in the legislature, senator Jochum was employed at Lora College. She and her daughter live in Dubuque’s north end. She is also involved in numerous community organizations including the League of Woman Voters, Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, Prevention of Disabilities, and the Task Force to Prevent Family Violence.
Since elected, through public and private partnerships, such as the creation of the Vision Iowa Program and the expansion of the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program, the Port of Dubuque has been transformed into a center for education, entertainment, culture, and commerce.