Last night, our voices were heard! The Republicans had a night of victory and history was made. It was a tough decision as to which conservative woman we should highlight in our inaugural Weekly Conservative Women post, but the choice became clear when they announced Joni Ernst’s victory in Iowa last night. Not only is Ernst Iowa’s first female senator, she is also the first female veteran in the United States Senate.
Being a mother, grandmother, Sunday school teacher, soldier, and politician, there is no doubt that Joni Ernst embodies the conservative values that we hold near and dear to our hearts. As a mother and grandmother, Joni represents the tender heart in all of us. She wants to ensure that our children and grandchildren inherit the same great nation, and values, that we inherited. As a Sunday school teacher, she demonstrates her passion for and devotion to faith. As a soldier, we can rest assured that Joni understands the important role of our military and we can trust that she is truly dedicated to The United States’ well being. Ernst has served 21 years between the Army Reserve and the National Guard. Finally, as a politician, we can recognize Ernst’s willingness to step up and make a change. These are all values she not only believes in, but has fought to defend for over twenty years.
Joni Ernst wasn’t afraid to stand tall in her beliefs, values, and principles. She has proved that women can reach their goals by being independent and hardworking. She should serve as a wonderful role model and an inspiration for young, conservative women. After her victory last night, there is no doubt that a star was born. Joni Ernst is one to watch.