Ralph Watts

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Ralph Watts
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Iowa House of Representatives District 47
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website House site
Ralph Watts (b. July 26, 1944) is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 47th District since 2002.

Watts has worked as a consultant, electrical engineer, and utility manager.

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.[1]

Committee membership



On November 4, 2008, Watts was re-elected to the 47th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Susan Temere (D). [2] Watts raised $25,293 for his campaign, while Temere raised $19,069. [3]

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

Campaign Donors


In 2008 Watts collected $25,293 in donations.[4]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Iowa House of Representatives District 47
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