Dr. Joe Seng was elected in 2010 to his third term in the Iowa Senate. He represents Davenport and the southern portion of Scott County along the Mississippi River on the eastern border of Iowa. Prior to serving in the Senate, he served one term in the Iowa House of Representatives. Previous to State Office, he served as Mayor ProTem and Alderman at large for the City of Davenport.
Senator Seng is chair of the Agriculture Committee and vice-chair of the Ways & Means Committee. He also serves on the Commerce, Ethics, and Natural Resources & Environment committees, as well as the Economic Development Budget, Labor and Business Subcommittee.
Joe is active in the Davenport community as a member of the Knights of Columbus, Midwest National Rail Compact, NAACP, and as president and CEO at Marquette Academy.
Joe has received national recognition from the American Humane Society for his efforts to prevent animal cruelty. He has also been honored by many Iowa organizations, including the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and was named Legislator of the Year by the Izaak Walton League. Joe has also served as President for the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and the President of the Iowa Health Council.
Joe graduated from Lost Nation Community High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. He owns and operates St. Francis Veterinarian Hospital, Renwick Mansion Bed and Breakfast, Joe’s Club restaurant, and Pernickity Place Senior Housing in Lost Nation, Iowa.
Joe has one daughter, Heidi, and two grandsons, Gavin and Finn.