Ralph Watts

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Ralph Watts
Ralph C. Watts - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 19th district
47th (2003 – 2013)
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 13, 2003
Preceded by Barry Brauns
Personal details
Born (1944-07-26) July 26, 1944 (age 70)
Lovell, Wyoming
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sandra
Children 4 children
Residence Adel, Iowa
Alma mater University of Wyoming
Drake University
Creighton University
Occupation Retired
Profession Engineer
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Website Watts' website

Ralph Watts (born July 26, 1944) is the Iowa State Representative from the 19th District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2003. He received his BS from the University of Wyoming and has did MBA work at Drake University and at Creighton University.

As of January 2013, Watts serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Appropriations, Commerce, Labor, and State Government committees. He also serves as the chair of the Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee.

Biography[edit]

Ralph was born on July 26, 1944, in Lovell, Wyoming. He grew up in Wyoming and graduated from high school in Byron, Wyoming, in 1962. After high school, Ralph graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1966.

Following this, he went on to do graduate work at Drake University and Creighton University. He married his wife, Sandy, in 1964, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ralph and Sandy have four grown children: Doug, Brad, Rhonda, and ReNae. They are also blessed with six grandchildren.

Ralph belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he has remained very active over the years.

Ralph currently works as a consultant and small business owner. As an engineer, he previously worked as a utility manager for an energy supplier. He is a past member of the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs, and a current member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the National Rifle Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2008 [7]
District 47
Republican Ralph Watts* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2008 [8]
District 47
Turnout: 27,625
Republican hold Ralph Watts* Republican 15,111 54.70%
Susan Temere Democratic 10,256 37.13%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [9]
District 47
Republican Ralph Watts* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [10]
District 47
Turnout: 21,790
Republican hold Ralph Watts* Republican 13,663 62.70%
Roger Huston Democratic 6,699 30.74%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [11]
District 19
Republican Ralph Watts* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [12]
District 19
Turnout: 18,306
Republican (newly redistricted) Ralph Watts* Republican 9,908 54.12%
Kenneth P. Herring Democratic 7,009 38.29%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canvass Summary, 2002 Primary Election 6/4/2002" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-07-01. p. 21. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  2. ^ "Canvass Summary, Final, 2002 General Election 11/5/2002" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 31. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  3. ^ "Canvass Summary, Final, 2004 Primary Election 6/8/2004" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  4. ^ "Canvass Summary, Final, 2004 General Election 11/2/2004" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  5. ^ "2006 Primary Election, Official Results" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  6. ^ "Official Results Report - Statewide, Election: 2006 General Election-11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 36. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  7. ^ "Official Results Report - Statewide, 2008 Primary Election-06-03-2008 Party: All" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2008-06-19. p. 168. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  8. ^ "State of Iowa Official Canvass Summary, November 4, 2008 General Election" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 47. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  9. ^ "Official Results Report, 2010 Primary Election held Tuesday, June 8th 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  10. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held Tuesday, November 2nd 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-11-23. p. 88. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  11. ^ "2012 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 98. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  12. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 65. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 

External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Barry Brauns
47th District
2003 – 2013
Succeeded by
Chip Baltimore
Preceded by
Bob Kressig
19th District
2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent