Corning in 2015
|43rd Lieutenant Governor of Iowa|
January 1991 – January 15, 1999
|Preceded by||Jo Ann Zimmerman|
|Succeeded by||Sally Pederson|
|Born||September 7, 1932|
Bridgewater, Iowa, U.S.
|Died||May 20, 2017 (aged 84)|
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Joy Corning (September 7, 1932 – May 20, 2017) was an American politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of Iowa. A Republican, she was a native of Cedar Falls, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.
Prior to being elected lieutenant governor in 1990, Corning served as a state senator representing what was then Senate District 12 in Black Hawk County. She also served as the president of the Cedar Falls School Board, and worked as the director of the Iowa Housing Finance Authority from 1981 to 1984. 
Corning entered the 1998 Republican gubernatorial primary, making history as the first woman to run for the Republican nomination to the office of governor in the state’s history. After an abbreviated gubernatorial campaign, she was forced to drop out due in large part to a lack of financial support. 
A proponent of gay rights, on May 12, 2009, Corning received the "Interfaith Award" along with the woman who followed her as Lt. Governor, Sally Pederson.  The award was presented by the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, and came after a joint letter to the editor of the Des Moines Register penned by the pair of former Lieutenant Governors promoting gay marriage. 
Corning died May 20, 2017, from a liver condition. 
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Jo Ann Zimmerman
Lieutenant Governor of Iowa