|Eric Mark Chelgren|
|Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 41st district
|Preceded by||Keith Kreiman|
January 21, 1968 |
|Children||Eric, Leah, Makayla, Ryan|
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".
The Iowa Senate Republicans organization states that "Senator Chelgren is an entrepreneur with multiple patents, primarily focused in health care ...". 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. 
- "Chelgren wins senate recount". Heartland Connection. 24 November 2010.
- Iowa Legislative Services Agency. "Iowa Legislature". iowa.gov.
- "Project Vote Smart - The Voter's Self Defense System". Project Vote Smart.
- Mark Chelgren for Iowa Senate
- "Mark Chelgren". Iowa Senate Republicans.