Ron Jorgensen

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Ron Jorgensen
Jorgensen, Ron.jpg
85th General Assembly portrait (2013)
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 6th district
54th (2011–2013)
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 8, 2017
Preceded by Christopher Rants
Succeeded by Jim Carlin
Personal details
Born (1957-05-17) May 17, 1957 (age 59)
Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kathy
Children 2 children
Residence Sioux City, Iowa
Alma mater Morningside College
University of South Dakota
Profession Business and Finance

Ron Jorgensen (born May 17, 1957) is the Iowa State Representative from the 6th District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2011. Smith was born in Sioux City, Iowa. He has a B.S. in business administration from Morningside College and a M.B.A. from the University of South Dakota. Jorgensen works as Vice President for Business and Finance at Morningside College.

As of January 2013, Jorgensen serves on several committees in the Iowa House – the Economic Growth, Labor, and Transportation committees. He also serves as the chair of the Education committee and as a member of the Education Appropriations Subcommittee.


Ron Jorgensen has been a lifelong resident of Sioux City and the Morningside area. He graduated from East High School in 1975 and then received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Morningside College in 1979. Jorgensen also earned a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the University of South Dakota and is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Cash Manager.

For the past 14 years, Jorgensen has been the Vice President for Business and Finance at Morningside College. Prior to working at the college he was a Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for a local bank in Sioux City. Jorgensen served on the Sioux City School Board for six years, two of those years as board president. He has also served on numerous other local non-profit boards.

Jorgensen has been married to his wife, Kathy, for the last 30 years. They have two sons, Corey, 26, and Eric, 21. His family is a member of the Morningside Lutheran Church.

Electoral history[edit]


Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [1]
District 54
Republican Ron Jorgensen Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [2]
District 54
Turnout: 9,761
Republican hold Ron Jorgensen Republican 6,345 65.00%
Carlos Venable-Ridley Democratic 3,136 32.13%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [3]
District 6
Turnout: 2,374
Republican Ron Jorgensen* Republican 1,288 54.25%
Matthew A. Ung Republican 1,017 42.84%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [4]
District 6
Republican (newly redistricted) Ron Jorgensen* Republican unopposed


External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Christopher Rants
54th District
Succeeded by
Linda Upmeyer
Preceded by
Jeff Smith
6th District
Succeeded by