|Iowa House of Representatives District 19|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||University of Wyoming, 1966|
|Date of birth||July 26, 1944|
|Place of birth||Lovell, WY|
|Profession||Vice President/Manager, MidAmerican Energy|
|Religion||Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints|
Watts's professional experience includes working as a consultant, electrical engineer and utility manager.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Watts served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• State Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Watts served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Watts served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Environmental Protection|
|• Government Oversight|
|• Veterans Affairs|
Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Ralph Watts was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
Watts ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 19. Watts ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Kenneth P. Herring in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ralph Watts Incumbent||58.6%||9,908|
Watts won re-election to the 47th District seat against Roger Huston (D). Watts had no opposition in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 47 General Election (2010)|
|Ralph Watts (R)||13,663|
|Roger Huston (D)||6,699|
On November 4, 2008, Watts was re-elected to the 47th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Susan Temere (D). Watts raised $25,293 for his campaign, while Temere raised $19,069.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 47|
|Ralph Watts (R)||15,111|
Comprehensive donor information for Watts is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Watts raised a total of $233,409 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Ralph Watts's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Iowa State House, District 19||$31,243|
|2010||Iowa State House, District 47||$30,306|
|2008||Iowa State House, District 47||$25,293|
|2006||Iowa State House, District 47||$82,746|
|2004||Iowa State House, District 47||$35,873|
|2002||Iowa State House, District 47||$27,948|
|Grand Total Raised||$233,409|
2012Watts won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Watts raised a total of $31,243.
|Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ralph Watts's campaign in 2012|
|Iowa Republican Party||$423|
|Dallas County Republican Central Cmte||$1,500|
|Iowa Healthcare Association||$1,000|
|Iowa Bankers Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$31,243|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010 Watts collected $30,306 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:
|Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ralph Watts's campaign in 2010|
|Dallas County Republican Central Cmte||$1,750|
|Associated General Contractors Of Iowa||$1,500|
|Iowa Republican Party||$1,120|
|Iowa Bankers Association||$1,000|
|Free & Strong America PAC Iowa||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$30,306|
In 2008 Watts collected $25,293 in donations.
His four largest contributors were:
|Iowa Republican Party||$16,850|
|John Deere & Co.||$1,000|
|Community Bankers of Iowa||$500|
Watts is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Iowa State University Industrial Advisory Council Engineer Policy and Leadership Institute and the National Rifle Association.
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- Profile from Open States
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- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 30, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed July 7, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed December 1, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed October 1, 2014
- Iowa Department of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed October 1, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014
- Follow The Money, "Funds raised by 2008 Iowa House candidates," accessed April 7, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Watts, Ralph," accessed September 19, 2013
- Follow The Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed April 7, 2014
- Follow The Money, "2008 Campaign Contributions," accessed April 8, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 8, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 2, 2014
Bob Kressig (D)
|Iowa House of Representatives District 19
| Succeeded by|
|Iowa House of Representatives District 47
| Succeeded by|
Chip Baltimore (R)
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