Ralph Watts

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Ralph Watts
Ralph C. Watts - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
84th General Assembly portrait (2011)
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 19th district
47th (2003–2013)
Assumed office
January 13, 2003
Preceded by Barry Brauns
Personal details
Born (1944-07-26) July 26, 1944 (age 74)
Lovell, Wyoming, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence Adel, Iowa
Education University of Wyoming
Drake University
Creighton University
Occupation Retired
Profession Engineer
Website legis.iowa.gov/...

Ralph C. 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.

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Early 47th District contests
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2002 [1]
District 47
Republican Ralph WattsRepublicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2002 [2]
District 47
Turnout: 12,143
Republican (newly redistricted) Ralph WattsRepublican6,81256.10%
Joe Kelly Democratic5,32643.86%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2004 [3]
District 47
Republican Ralph Watts*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2004 [4]
District 47
Turnout: 19,653
Republican hold Ralph Watts*Republican11,46258.32%
David E. Sande Democratic8,18241.63%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2006 [5]
District 47
Republican Ralph Watts*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2006 [6]
District 47
Turnout: 16,093
Republican hold Ralph Watts*Republican8,31351.66%
Russ Wiesley Democratic7,24245.00%
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2008 [7]
District 47
Republican Ralph Watts*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2008 [8]
District 47
Turnout: 27,625
Republican hold Ralph Watts*Republican15,11154.70%
Susan Temere Democratic10,25637.13%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [9]
District 47
Republican Ralph Watts*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [10]
District 47
Turnout: 21,790
Republican hold Ralph Watts*Republican13,66362.70%
Roger Huston Democratic6,69930.74%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [11]
District 19
Republican Ralph Watts*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [12]
District 19
Turnout: 18,306
Republican (newly redistricted) Ralph Watts*Republican9,90854.12%
Kenneth P. Herring Democratic7,00938.29%

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.

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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