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 85th[1] district
Assumed office
Preceded by Clel Baudler
Personal details
Born (1957-06-21) June 21, 1957 (age 59)
Iowa City, Iowa
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Rich Templeton
Residence Iowa City, Iowa
Alma mater University of Iowa
Religion Lutheran
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Vicki Lensing (born June 21, 1957, in Iowa City, Iowa) is the Iowa State Representative from the 85th District.[1] She has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2001.

Lensing 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.[2]


Lensing graduated from West High School in 1975 and obtained her BA from the University of Iowa in 1979.[3]


Lensing grew up around her grandparents' family business, Mott's Drug Store. Outside politics she is a co-owner of Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service.[3]


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.[3]


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[3]

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.[3]


  1. ^ a b Agency, Iowa Legislative Services. "State Representative". Retrieved September 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ GenOffResults.pdf
  3. ^ a b c d e "VICKI LENSING". Iowa House Democrats. Retrieved January 12, 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