Christopher Rants

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Christopher C. Rants
Christopher Rants - Official Portrait - 83rd GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 54th district
In office
Preceded by Todd Taylor
Succeeded by Ron Jorgensen
Personal details
Born (1967-09-16) September 16, 1967 (age 49)
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Trudy Rants
Children Grace and Katharine Rants
Residence Sioux City, Iowa
Alma mater Morningside College
Occupation Consultant
Religion Methodist
Website Rants' website

Christopher C. Rants (born September 16, 1967) is a former Iowa State Representative. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1992 to 2010. He received his BA from Morningside College. His work experience includes managing environmental compliance projects for Metz Baking Company, and Pierce & Associates, a Sioux City consulting firm.

Rants served on several committees in the Iowa House - the Commerce committee, the State Government committee, and the Veterans Affairs committee. His political experience includes serving as Assistant Majority Leader beginning in 1994, serving as the Speaker Pro Tempore, serving as House Majority Leader beginning in 1999, and serving as Speaker of the Iowa House from 2003 through 2006.

Rants was re-elected in 2008 by a margin of 57% to 43%.[1]

In June 2009, Rants announced his intention to seek his party's nomination for the 2010 election for Governor of Iowa.[2] Rants announced that he was pulling out of the race for governor in February 2010.


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  2. ^ Beaumont, Thomas (June 20, 2009). "Humbler Rants to enter race for governor". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2009-06-22. [dead link][dead link]

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Don Shoning
3rd District
1992 – 2002
Succeeded by
Ralph Klemme
Preceded by
Todd Taylor
54th District
2002 – present
Succeeded by