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}}{{tnr}}'''Ralph Watts''' (b. July 26, 1944) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 19 since 2013. He previously represented District 47 from 2003 to 2013.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ralph Watts''' (b. July 26, 1944) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
  
Watts has worked as a consultant, electrical engineer, and utility manager.
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Watts's professional experience includes working as a consultant, electrical engineer, and utility manager.
 
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He 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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32786 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Watts]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Watts served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Iowa
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Appropriations
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|Committee2 = Commerce
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|Committee3 = Labor
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|Committee4 = State Government
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Watts served on the following committees:
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Watts served on the following committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Appropriations]]
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* [[Commerce Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Commerce]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Labor Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Labor]]
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|Collapse= Yes
*Subcommittee on Administration and Regulation (Joint Appropriations), Chair
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|State = Iowa
* [[Transportation Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Transportation]]
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Appropriations  
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|Committee2 = Commerce  
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|Committee3 = Labor  
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|Committee4 = Transportation
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Watts served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Watts served on the following committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Appropriations]]
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* [[Environmental Protection Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Environmental Protection]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Government Oversight Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Government Oversight]] (Ranking Member)
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|Collapse= Yes
* [[Labor Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Labor]]
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|State = Iowa
* [[Veterans Affairs Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Veterans Affairs]]
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Appropriations  
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|Committee2 = Environmental Protection  
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|Committee3 = Government Oversight  
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|Committee4 = Labor  
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|Committee5 = Veterans Affairs  
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Watts
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|Full name = Ralph Watts
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|year = 2002
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|Editdate = September 19, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4862 ''followthemoney.org'', "Watts, Ralph," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 31243
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa State House, District 19]]
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|totalraised2010 = 30306
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|Iowa State House, District 47]]
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|totalraised2008 = 25293
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008|Iowa State House, District 47]]
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|totalraised2006 = 82746
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006|Iowa State House, District 47]]
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|totalraised2004 = 35873
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004|Iowa State House, District 47]]
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|totalraised2002 = 27948
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002|Iowa State House, District 47]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Watts
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|full Name = Ralph Watts
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140185
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|office= Iowa House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 31,243
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|org1 = Iowa Republican Party
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|org2 = Midamerican Energy
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|org3 = Dallas County Republican Central Cmte
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|org4 = Iowa Health Care Association
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|org5 = Iowa Bankers Association
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|orgamount1 = 423
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|orgamount2 = 1514
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|orgamount3 = 1500
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010 Watts collected $30,306 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed as follows:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 Contributions to Iowa House candidates]</ref>
 
In 2010 Watts collected $30,306 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed as follows:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 Contributions to Iowa House candidates]</ref>
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==Personal==
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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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32786 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Watts]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ralph + Watts + Iowa + Legislature'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ralph + Watts + Iowa + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32786 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32786 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=32786 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=32786 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96563 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80216 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63078 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=13440 2002]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140185 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121679 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96563 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80216 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63078 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=13440 2002]
  
 
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Revision as of 05:11, 25 October 2013

Ralph Watts
Ralph Watts.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 19
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming, 1966
Personal
BirthdayJuly 26, 1944
Place of birthLovell, WY
ProfessionVice President/Manager, MidAmerican Energy
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Ralph Watts (b. July 26, 1944) is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Watts's professional experience includes working as a consultant, electrical engineer, and utility manager.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Commerce
Labor
State Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Watts served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Watts served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[1][2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Watts Incumbent 58.6% 9,908
     Democratic Ken Herring 41.4% 7,009
Total Votes 16,917

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 47 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Watts (R) 13,663
Roger Huston (D) 6,699

2008

On November 4, 2008, Watts was re-elected to the 47th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Susan Temere (D). [4] Watts raised $25,293 for his campaign, while Temere raised $19,069. [5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 47
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Watts (R) 15,111
Susan Temere 10,256

Campaign donors

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.[6]

Ralph Watts's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 19 Won $31,243
2010 Iowa State House, District 47 Won $30,306
2008 Iowa State House, District 47 Won $25,293
2006 Iowa State House, District 47 Won $82,746
2004 Iowa State House, District 47 Won $35,873
2002 Iowa State House, District 47 Won $27,948
Grand Total Raised $233,409

2012

Watts 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
Midamerican Energy$1,514
Dallas County Republican Central Cmte$1,500
Iowa Health Care Association$1,000
Iowa Bankers Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$31,243
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010 Watts collected $30,306 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[7]

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

2008

In 2008 Watts collected $25,293 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $16,850
John Deere & Co. $1,000
MidAmerican Energy $500
Community Bankers of Iowa $500

Personal

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.[9]

Recent news

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Kressig (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 19
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 47
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Chip Baltimore (R)