Amanda Ragan

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Amanda Ragan
Amanda Ragan.jpg
Iowa State Senate District 7
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 10, 2015
Political party Democratic
Profession Executive Director
Website Senate website
Amanda Ragan (b. September 20, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 7. Ragan was a Diplomat for the Mason City Chamber of Commerce. She joined the Iowa State Senate in 2003 and has served in that position since. She formerly served as Assistant Minority Leader and is currently an Assistant Majority Leader.

Ragan earned her Bachelor's from Buena Vista University.

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.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ragan has been appointed to these committees:


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



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.[1]

Ragan was not opposed in the Democratic primary election on June 8th.[2]

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%


On November 7, 2006, Ragan was re-elected to the 7th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Kenneth D. Young (R). [3] Ragan raised $156,210 for her campaign, while Young raised $35,604.[4]

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


In 2006 Ragan collected $156,210 in donations.[5]

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


Ragan and her husband, James, have two children.

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  1. Iowa State Senate Official General Election Results
  2. 2010 Iowa Primary Election Results
  3. 2006 Iowa Election Results
  4. 2006 Money Raised, Iowa Candidates
  5. 2006 Contributions to Amanda Ragan
Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Sexton
Iowa Senate District 7
Succeeded by