Mark Chelgren

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Eric Mark Chelgren
Eric Chelgren - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 41st district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2011
Preceded by Keith Kreiman
Personal details
Born (1968-01-21) January 21, 1968 (age 47)
Ross, California
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Janet
Children Eric, Leah, Makayla, Ryan
Residence Ottumwa, Iowa
Occupation Legislator
Religion Christian
Website www.iowasenaterepublicans.com/senators/mark-chelgren/

Mark Chelgren, (born January 21, 1968) is an entrepreneur and legislator from the state of Iowa. He was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.[1] He represents District 41.[2][3]

He is a member of the National Rifle Association.[2][4][3]

Education[edit]

Chelgren holds an associate of science degree from Riverside Community College. He also attended the University of California Riverside, but did not receive a degree.

Chelgren's Iowa State Senate biography states that at UC Riverside he studied "astro-physics [sic], geo-physics [sic], logic, and mathematics."

The Iowa State Senate Republicans organization asserts that Chelgren "has a degree in business management from Forbco Management school and attended the University of California at Riverside majoring in astro-physics, geo-physics and mathematics. Chelgren's Facebook page states that "Mark Chelgren received his education in Astro- and Geo-Physics at the University of California in Riverside. Chelgren worked through college as a Manager and Auditor for Forbco Management in Anaheim, Ca. and then as a Geophysicist for GeoSoils in Temecula".

Intellectual Property[edit]

The Iowa Senate Republicans organization states that "Senator Chelgren is an entrepreneur with multiple patents, primarily focused in health care ...".[5] Senator Chelgren has a patent for a wheelchair shock absorber that is assigned to his company FrogLegs Incorporated and has filed for two patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (patent applications #20100123296 and #20140100490). A patent has not been issued for either application. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chelgren wins senate recount". Heartland Connection. 24 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Iowa Legislative Services Agency. "Iowa Legislature". iowa.gov. 
  3. ^ a b "Project Vote Smart - The Voter's Self Defense System". Project Vote Smart. 
  4. ^ Mark Chelgren for Iowa Senate
  5. ^ "Mark Chelgren". Iowa Senate Republicans. 
  6. ^ http://patft.uspto.gov/