Vicki Lensing

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Vicki Lensing
Vicki S. Lensing - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 78th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Clel Baudler
Personal details
Born (1957-06-21) June 21, 1957 (age 57)
Iowa City, Iowa
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Rich Templeton
Residence Iowa City, Iowa
Alma mater University of Iowa
Religion Lutheran
Website Lensing's website

Vicki Lensing (born June 21, 1957 in Iowa City, Iowa) is the Iowa State Representative from the 78th District. She has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2001.

Lensing currently serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Environmental Protection committee; the Judiciary committee; the State Government committee; the Government Oversight committee, where she is chair; and the Administration and Regulation Appropriations subcommittees.

Lensing was re-elected in 2006 with 11,000 votes, running unopposed. [1]


Lensing graduated from West High School in 1975 later obtained her BA from the University of Iowa in 1979.[1]


Lensing grew up around her grandparent's family business, Mott's Drug Store. Outside of politics, she is a co-owner of Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service.[1]


Lensing is the daughter of John and Patti Mott. She is married to her husband Rich Templeton and together they have three children: Amanda, Alex, and Nick.[1]


Lensing is or has been a member of the following organizations:

  • Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce- chair (2000)
  • Graduate of the Community Leadership Program (1996)
  • Districtwide Parents Organization
  • City High School Site Council
  • Weber Elementary Site Council
  • Community Foundation of Johnson County Board
  • Johnson County Woman’s Network
  • Woman’s Leadership Circle of the Johnson County United Way
  • Community Corrections Improvement Association Board
  • Reading Recovery Council of Iowa Board
  • DMACC Mortuary Science Advisory Committee and Elder Services Board[1]

Honors and awards[edit]

Lensing was recognized as a Woman of Influence and received the Friend of the Family Farmer Award from the Iowa Farmers Union in 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "VICKI LENSING". Iowa House Democrats. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Minnette Doderer
45th District
2001 – 2003
Succeeded by
Jane Greimann
Preceded by
Clel Baudler
78th District
2003 – present
Succeeded by