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  |Profession = Executive Director, Community Kitchen of Northern Iowa
 
  |Profession = Executive Director, Community Kitchen of Northern Iowa
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Amanda Ragan''' (b. September 20, 1954) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing District 27 since 2013 and currently serving as [[State Senate Assistant Majority Leader|Assistant Majority Leader]] since 2013. She previously represented District 7 from 2003 to 2013 and served as Assistant Minority Leader. Ragan was a Diplomat for the Mason City Chamber of Commerce.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Amanda Ragan''' (b. September 20, 1954) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing [[Iowa State Senate District 27|District 27]]. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
  
Ragan earned her Bachelor's from Buena Vista University.
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Ragan serves as [[State Senate Assistant Majority Leader|Assistant Majority Leader]].
  
Ragan is the Executive Director of Meals on Wheels and the Community Kitchen of Northern Iowa.  She has worked as a farmer and Human Resources Director in the past.
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==Biography==
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Ragan earned her B.S. from Buena Vista University. Her professional experience includes working as the Executive Director of Meals on Wheels and the Community Kitchen of Northern Iowa, a farmer and a human resources director.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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==Elections==
 
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===2014===
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
 
::''See also: [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
::''See also: [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
Ragan won re-election to the 7th District Seat in the [[Iowa State Senate]]. Ragan defeated Republican candidate [[James Mills]] by a margin of 12,908 to 8,452.<ref>[http://www.iowaelectionresults.gov/ Iowa State Senate Official General Election Results]</ref>
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Ragan won re-election to the 7th District Seat in the [[Iowa State Senate]]. Ragan defeated Republican candidate [[James Mills]] by a margin of 12,908 to 8,452.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.iowaelectionresults.gov/ Iowa State Senate Official General Election Results]</ref>
  
Ragan was not opposed in the Democratic primary election on June 8th.<ref>[http://www.iowaelectionresults.gov/ 2010 Iowa Primary Election Results]</ref>
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Ragan was unopposed in the Democratic primary election on June 8th.<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2010/canvsummary.pdf ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2006===
 
===2006===
On November 7, 2006, Ragan was re-elected to the 7th District Seat in the [[Iowa State Senate]], defeating Kenneth D. Young (R). <ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/GenOffResults.pdf 2006 Iowa Election Results]</ref> Ragan raised $156,210 for her campaign, while Young raised $35,604.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IA&y=2006 2006 Money Raised, Iowa Candidates]</ref>
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On November 7, 2006, Ragan was re-elected to the 7th District Seat in the [[Iowa State Senate]], defeating Kenneth D. Young (R).<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/GenOffResults.pdf ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "Official 2006 General election results," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref> Ragan raised $156,210 for her campaign, while Young raised $35,604.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IA&y=2006 ''Follow The Money'', "Funds raised by 2006 Senate candidates," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2012===
 
{{State leg donor}}
 
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, a year in which Ragan was up for re-election, he collected $120,411 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=S 2010 campaign contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, a year in which Ragan was up for re-election, he collected $120,411 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=S ''Follow The Money'', "2010 Campaign Contributions," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>
  
 
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
 
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
 
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===2006===
 
===2006===
In 2006 Ragan collected $156,210 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80180 2006 Contributions to Amanda Ragan]</ref>
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In 2006 Ragan collected $156,210 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80180 ''Follow The Money'', "2006 Campaign Contributions," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>
  
 
Her four largest contributors were:
 
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==Scorecards==
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{{Iowa legislature scorecards|Begin=2003|End=2020}}
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==Personal==
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Ragan and her husband, James, have two children.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
==Personal==
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* [[Iowa State Senate]]
 
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* [[Iowa State Senate#Committees|Iowa Senate Committees]]
Ragan and her husband, James, have two children.
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* [[Iowa State Senate District 27]]
 
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* [[Iowa State Legislature]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[hhttp://amandaragan.org/ Official campaign website]
*[http://www.senate.iowa.gov/ragan/ Sen. Ragan's Website]
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*[https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=85&personID=110 Profile from the Iowa State Senate]
*[http://raganforsenate.com/ Campaign Website]
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*[http://openstates.org/ia/legislators/IAL000039/amanda-ragan/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=110 Official Iowa State Senate website of Amanda Ragan]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32694 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* [http://www.iowaelectionresults.gov/ Results for the November 2, 2010 general election, Iowa]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32694 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=32694 Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=32694 Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96529 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80180 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=70880 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=13382 2002]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96529 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80180 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=70880 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=13382 2002]
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Amanda Ragan
Amanda Ragan.jpg
Iowa State Senate District 27
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2019
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader, Iowa State Senate
Present
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBuena Vista University
Personal
Date of birthSeptember 20, 1954
Place of birthMason City, IA
ProfessionExecutive Director, Community Kitchen of Northern Iowa
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Amanda Ragan (b. September 20, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 27. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Ragan serves as Assistant Majority Leader.

Biography

Ragan earned her B.S. from Buena Vista University. Her professional experience includes working as the Executive Director of Meals on Wheels and the Community Kitchen of Northern Iowa, a farmer and a human resources director.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ragan served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Human Resources, Chair
Natural Resources & Environment
Rules and Administration
Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ragan served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ragan served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate 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 Amanda Ragan was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Shawn Dietz defeated Timothy Junker in the Republican primary. Ragan faced Dietz in the general election.[1][2] Incumbent Ragan defeated Dietz in the general election.[3]

Iowa State Senate, District 27 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Ragan Incumbent 56.3% 12,898
     Republican Shawn Dietz 43.7% 10,012
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 17
Total Votes 22,927
Iowa State Senate, District 27 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShawn Dietz 61.5% 1,938
Timothy Junker 38.5% 1,212
Total Votes 3,150

2010

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Ragan won re-election to the 7th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate. Ragan defeated Republican candidate James Mills by a margin of 12,908 to 8,452.[4]

Ragan was unopposed in the Democratic primary election on June 8th.[5]

Iowa State Senate, District 7 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Amanda Ragan (D) 12,908 60.4%
James Mills (R) 8,452 39.6%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Ragan was re-elected to the 7th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Kenneth D. Young (R).[6] Ragan raised $156,210 for her campaign, while Young raised $35,604.[7]

Iowa State Senate, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Ragan (D) 15,138
Kenneth D. Young (R) 5,847

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Ragan was up for re-election, he collected $120,411 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Iowa State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Amanda Ragan's campaign in 2010
Iowa Democratic Party$27,889
Iowa Association Of Electric Cooperatives$5,500
Iowa Association Of Community Providers$5,000
Iowa Dental Association$3,500
Iowa Hospital Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $120,411

2006

In 2006 Ragan collected $156,210 in donations.[9]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Democratic Party $64,076
Cerro Gordo County Democratic Central Committee $3,750
Iowa Hospital Association $3,500
Iowa Association of Realtors $2,750

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Iowa

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Iowa scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[10]

Legislators are scored on "their records on constitutional principles and civil liberties."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes with or against SC's official position.

Personal

Ragan and her husband, James, have two children.

Recent news

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Anderson (R)
Iowa State Senate District 27
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Mike Sexton
Iowa State Senate District 7
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Rick Bertrand (R)