Mark Chelgren
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Mark Chelgren

Republican

American politician

Ottumwa, Iowa
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Mark Chelgren

American politician
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Years of Age
9
Years of Experience
IAResidence (state)

Eric Mark Chelgren (born January 21, 1968) is an American politician who served in the Iowa Senate. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. He represented District 41.He has drawn controversy for proposing legislation that would cap the percentage difference in political parties of professors and instructors that state universities can hire. He also drew controversy for his false claim of having a "business degree" from the "Forbco Management School," which was in fact a manager training course run by a company that operated Sizzler restaurants in southern California.Chelgren announced in March 2018 that he would not be a candidate for reelection in 2018.

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Experience

Education

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Riverside Community College
AS Science
Forbco Management School
Certificate Business Management
University of California Riverside
Attended Physics

Past Positions

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Senator
Iowa State Senate
2010 - 2019
Owner
Fizzix Manufacturing
2008 - 2010
President
FrogLegs Incorporated
1997 - 2010
Geologist
Geo Soils Incorporated
1996
Manager
Sizzler
1986 - 1987

Other Experience

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Program Committee Chair
Ottumwa Rotary
2008 - 2010
President
Vinton Kiwanis
2006
Member
National Rifle Association
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Justice System Appropriations, Iowa State Senate
Former Member
Local Government Committee, Iowa State Senate
Former Member
Human Resources Committee, Iowa State Senate
Former Member
Health Policy Oversight Committee, Iowa State Senate
Former Member
Education Committee, Iowa State Senate
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, Iowa State Senate
Former Member
Veterans Affairs Committee, Iowa State Senate