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Christopher Rants

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Christopher Rants
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Iowa House of Representatives District 54
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Consultant, Susan Pierce & Associates
Christopher Rants (b. September 16, 1967) was a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 54th District from 1993 to 2011. He was Speaker Pro Tempore in 1999 and Assistant Majority Leader from 1997-1998.

Rants is a Consultant with Susan Pierce & Associates, and was an Environmental Projects Coordinator with Metz Baking Company from 1990-1998.

He is a member of ABI and Omicron Delta Kappa, Grace United Methodist Church, National Federation of Independent Business - Iowa Affiliate, and the United Way Loaned Executive Program.[1]

Committee assignments



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rants did not run for re-election in 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Rants was re-elected to the 54th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Carlos Venable-Ridley (D).[2] Rants raised $674,676 for his campaign, while Venable-Ridley raised $34,436.[3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 54
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Rants (R) 7,885
Carlos Venable-Ridley (D) 5,786

Campaign donors


In 2008 Rants collected $674,676 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Rastetter, Bruce L. $100,000
Iowa Republican Party $81,776
Pomerantz, Marvin Alvin $50,000
Cownie, James S. $22,500
Wal-Mart $20,000

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Preceded by
Iowa House of Representatives District 54
Succeeded by
Ron Jorgensen