WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today announced that Cameron Sutton, State Director for Senator Ernst, is retiring from his government responsibilities and Clarke Scanlon, Deputy State Director, will succeed Sutton as the new State Director.

“We are incredibly fortunate as an office and a state to have a great team of dedicated public servants working on behalf of the people of Iowa. Cam is a passionate advocate for Iowa and I am grateful for his help to establish offices across the state to better serve our constituents,” said Senator Ernst. “Clarke has a wealth of knowledge serving the people of our state for more than two decades. He has been an asset to our team and I am proud to welcome him in this new role.”

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Senator Ernst’s first State Director,” said Cameron Sutton. “In working to open the Senator’s five offices in Iowa and hiring the outstanding personnel to staff them, I’ve accomplished what she asked me to do back in December. Our Deputy State Director and good friend, Clarke Scanlon, is well-qualified to serve Iowans as State Director and brings with him over 20 years in experience of serving Congressman Latham and Senator Grassley.”

“I am honored to have spent this year helping Senator Ernst and Cam build an incredible statewide Iowa team dedicated to serving all Iowans,” said Clarke Scanlon. “I am truly humbled at the opportunity Senator Ernst has given me to help lead her Iowa staff.”

Clarke Scanlon served Senator Ernst as her Deputy State Director since January. Previously he worked as District Director for Congressmen Tom Latham and Greg Ganske for fifteen years. He also spent eight years on Senator Chuck Grassley’s Iowa staff. Scanlon is an Iowa City native and a graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. He lives in Johnston with his wife Stacy and two teenaged sons.

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