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Amanda Ragan

Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 7th district
10th (2002 – 2005)
Assumed office 
March 18, 2002[1]
Preceded by Merlin Bartz

Born September 20, 1954 (1954-09-20) (age 55)
Mason City, Iowa
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) James
Residence Mason City, Iowa
Website Ragan's website

Amanda Ragan (born September 20, 1954) is the Iowa State Senator from the 7th District. A Democrat, she has served in the Iowa Senate since 2002, when she won a special election to fill the vacancy caused by Republican Senator Merlin Bartz's resignation.[1][2] Bartz is currently an assistant majority leader in the Senate. She has also served as the Executive Director of Meals on Wheels and of Community Kitchen of Northern Iowa.

Ragan currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Appropriation committee; the Natural Resources committee; the Rules and Administration committee; the Veterans Affairs committee; and the Human Resources committee, where she is chair. She also serves on the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee, where she is vice chair.

Ragan was re-elected in 2006 with 15,138 votes (70%), defeating Republican opponent Kenneth D. Young. [3]


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Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Merlin Bartz
10th District
March 18, 2002 – January 10, 2005
Succeeded by
Donald Redfern
Preceded by
Mike Sexton
7th District
January 10, 2005 – present
Succeeded by


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