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Meet Our Members – Ron Jorgensen

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Representative Ron Jorgensen is currently serving his third term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 6th District which includes Sioux City and Sergeant Bluff.

Rep. Jorgensen is the Chairman of the Education committee and Vice Chair of the Ethics committee, and also serves on the Economic Growth and Labor committees.

Ron 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. Ron also earned a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the University of South Dakota and is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Cash Manager.

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Rep. Jorgensen’s Opening Comments on Education Funding

Ron JorgensenI first want to thank all of those who attended and provided comments at the public hearing last night. It was evident that we have a lot of high quality passionate people who believe in having a strong educational system within the state. I believe in that also.

I’ve heard a number of times, if we didn’t spend money on the education reform we would have more money for SSA. If we didn’t do the property tax reform we would have more money for SSA. That is true. But if you are going to succeed in any venture you must be willing to invest strategically into the future. If something is not working you must change it; if the competition is changing you must also change. Refusing to change will assure only one thing.   Failure.  Continuing to prioritize funding into a system that has seen declining enrollments and stagnant achievement results will result in future failure. That is why our investment with Education Reform AND property tax reform is so important. If we don’t spur economic development through improving our education system and lowering our tax rates we will only continue to see enrollment declines and stagnant achievement results.    But that takes money and that —and  for the short term creates hurt and sacrifice in other areas.   But the future benefit is worth it.

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House Speaker Announces Committee Chairs

(DES MOINES) – Monday, House Speaker Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) announced the standing and budget committee chairs for the eighty-sixth General Assembly which begins January 12, 2015.  They are as follows:

Standing Committees

  • Administrative Rules Review:  Rep. Dawn Pettengill (R-Mount Auburn)
  • Administration and Rules:  Rep. Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls)
  • Agriculture:  Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford)
  • Appropriations:  Rep. Chuck Soderberg (R-Le Mars)
  • Commerce:  Rep. Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines)
  • Economic Growth:  Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa (R-Council Bluffs)
  • Education:  Rep. Ron Jorgensen (R-Sioux City)
  • Environmental Protection:  Rep. Megan Jones (R-Sioux Rapids)
  • Ethics:  Rep. Rob Taylor (R-West Des Moines)
  • Government Oversight:  Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton)
  • Human Resources:  Rep. Linda Miller (R-Bettendorf)
  • International Relations:  Rep. Jake Highfill (R-Johnston)
  • Judiciary:  Rep. Chip Baltimore (R-Boone)
  • Labor:  Rep. Greg Forristall (R-Macedonia)
  • Local Government:  Rep. Kevin Koester (R-Ankeny)
  • Natural Resources:  Rep. Brian Moore (R-Bellevue)
  • Public Safety:  Rep. Clel Baudler (R-Greenfield)
  • State Government:  Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa)
  • Transportation:  Rep. Josh Byrnes (R-Osage)
  • Veterans Affairs:  Rep. Quentin Stanerson (R-Center Point)
  • Ways and Means:  Rep. Tom Sands (R-Wapello)

Appropriations Subcommittees:

  • Administration and Regulation:    Rep. John Landon (R-Ankeny)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources:  Rep. Jack Drake (R-Griswold)
  • Economic Development:  Rep. Dave Deyoe (R-Nevada)
  • Education:  Rep. Cecil Dolecheck (R-Mt. Ayr)
  • Health and Human Services:  Rep. Dave Heaton (R-Mount Pleasant)
  • Justice Systems:  Rep. Gary Worthan (R-Storm Lake)
  • Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals:  Rep. Dan Huseman (R-Aurelia)
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Jorgensen Awarded “2014 Friend of Afterschool Award”

Rep. Ron Jorgensen (R-Sioux City)

Rep. Ron Jorgensen (R-Sioux City)

Last Wednesday, Rep. Ron Jorgensen (R-Sioux City) was named the 2014 Friend of Afterschool Award winner by the Iowa Afterschool Alliance.

According to the Alliance, the Friend of Afterschool is the elected official that has been the most influential in advancing afterschool issues in public policy.  Jorgensen was selected for his crucial work in moving forward legislation to fund an extended learning pilot program through the Iowa Department of Education.

The award will be presented to Rep. Jorgensen after the 2014 Impact Afterschool Conference in Johnston on Friday, April 25, 2014.

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