State Representative Vicki Lensing of Iowa City announced today that she will seek re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in House District 85, which includes northeastern Iowa City.

Lensing is currently serving her eighth term in the Iowa House. She serves as  Ranking Member of the State Government Committee and also serves on the Environmental Protection, Local Government, and Government Oversight Committees.

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 served as chair of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce in 2000 and is a 1996 graduate of the CLP program. Vicki continues to serve on committees of the Johnson County Community Foundation, 5224Good and is a board member for Elder Services.

She is married to Rich Templeton and has three children, Amanda, Alex, and Nick; two step-children, Ian and Kiera and five grandchildren.