Joni Ernst has recently been sworn in as senator for the state of Iowa. In 2011, she became the first female senator in the state's history, as well as the first female veteran in United States history to be elected to such a position. She served as a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard. A native of Red Oak, IA, Ernst previously served as the Montgomery County Auditor before running for state senate.
Jack Lumpkin was recently appointed as chief of the Savannah-Chatham police department in Savannah, GA. Lumpkin has spent 39 of his 43 years of law enforcement experience in Athens, GA where he made history as the first African-American chief of Athens-Clarke County police department. In addition to his degree from Columbus State, Lumpkin is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville and the FBI National Academy. Earlier in 2014, he was named as "Chief of the Year" by the Georgia Assocaiton of Chiefs of Police.