Lots of Americans believe service, honor, and country should be top priority for every single U.S. elected official. Iowa’s newest Senator, Republican Joni Ernst, shows how it’s done.
Joni Ernst for Iowa
Lt. Col. Joni Ernst, a combat veteran in Operation Iraqi Freedom, has been juggling her civilian and military lives since joining the National Guard in 1993. She was on duty every Thursday and Friday during her tenure as a State Senator and throughout her campaign for U.S. Senate. And she does it without fanfare. She has told the Guard she wants no special treatment. She even stepped away from the campaign for a week to drill over the summer.