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Meet the Candidate: HD 85 Vicki Lensing

October 3, 2018 8:00 am by: Category: Candidates 2018, Recent News Leave a comment A+ / A-

Vicki Lensing

Iowa House District 85


Iowa City

Vicki Lensing is serving her 9th term in the Iowa House. She serves on the State Government Oversight, Environmental Protection, Local Government, and Judiciary committees.

Vicki was born June 21, 1957 in Iowa City, the daughter of John and Patti Mott. She grew up in the family business, Mott’s Drug Store, which was owned and operated by her grandparents. A life long resident of Iowa City, she graduated from West High School in 1975 and from the University of Iowa in 1979.

Vicki is co-owner of Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service. She developed and facilitated several bereavement support groups for adults and children, and works actively with Iowa City Hospice, Iowa Children’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital, local community groups on educational and support programs.

She is married to Rich Templeton. She has three children: Amanda and Alex who both live in Iowa City, and Nick and his wife, Lauren and their daughter Reese, who live in Austin, Texas.

She served as chair of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce in 2000 and is a 1996 graduate of the Community Leadership Program.

She also served on the board of the Community Foundation of Johnson County. She is past president of the Johnson County Woman’s Network. She is one of the co-founders of the Woman’s Leadership Circle of the Johnson County United Way. In 2009, Vicki was recognized as a Woman of Influence and received the Friend of the Family Farmer Award from the Iowa Farmers Union.

Vicki was formerly President of Preferred Funeral Directors International.


House District 85

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