State Senator Joe Bolkcom is currently serving his sixth term in the Iowa Senate. He represents Iowa City, University Heights, East Lucas Township and the city of Hills. He previously served for six years on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.

Senator Bolkcom serves on the following committees:

Before becoming a county supervisor, he worked for three years at the Johnson County Public Health Department addressing the county’s leading heath issues, including youth access to tobacco products and environmental health concerns.

Joe helped found and direct two senior citizen advocacy organizations fighting for lower health care cost for seniors in Iowa and Illinois. He has also been active in state and local environmental protection efforts.

Joe works as the Outreach and Community Education Director for the University of Iowa’s Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research and the Iowa Flood Center.

Joe lives in Iowa City. His hobbies include running, bicycling, cooking and gardening. He is a graduate of Saint Ambrose University and earned a master’s degree in Public Affairs from University of Iowa.