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
Assumed office
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

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]


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]


  1. ^ "Chelgren wins senate recount". Heartland Connection. 24 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Iowa Legislative Services Agency. "Iowa Legislature". 
  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. ^