Eric Van Lancker is the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in Iowa. He has served as Clinton County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections for 12 years and is currently in his fourth term. Eric served as President of the Iowa State Association of County Auditors (ISACA) in 2014 and has served several years as the President of ISACA District 6. Eric has also served several years as the State Election Administration Training (SEAT) Curriculum Chairman, as well as taught several SEAT sessions.
Eric was born and raised in Cedar Rapids. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Communications — Radio/TV Broadcasting. Eric worked as a journalist for more than a decade. He also did development and marketing for a non-profit agency that provided services to people with disabilities in Clinton County. Eric also worked for the City of Clinton as Assistant Superintendent of Collections Systems (sewer maintenance and solid waste collection) before being elected as Clinton County Auditor in 2008.
Eric and Tanya have been married for 28 years and have lived in Clinton since marriage. They have two grown children, Caitlyn and Jackson.