Amanda Ragan

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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Director of Community Kitchen of N IA/Meals on Wheels
Cerro Gordo
88
01/14/2019 - 01/10/2021
27

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Exec. Dir. - Community Kitchen of N. IA/Exec. Dir. - Meals on Wheels
Cerro Gordo
87
01/09/2017 - 01/13/2019
27

Term

Serving fifth term in Senate.

Profession

Executive director of the Community Kitchen of North Iowa, Inc., and the Mason City Meals on Wheels.

Education

Graduated from Rockwell-Swaledale High School. Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) in human services from Buena Vista University.

Memberships and Activities

Member of Iowa Volunteer Service Commission, Mason City Sunrise Rotary, North Iowa Band Festival Planning Committee, Northern Lights Homeless Shelter Board, and Francis Lauer Youth Services Board of Directors and the Chambers of Commerce of Mason City, Clear Lake, and Greater Franklin County. Former member of the Buena Vista University Alumni Foundation.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1954 in Mason City. Resides in Mason City.

Family Members

Husband, Jim; two children and four grandchildren.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Exec. Dir. - Community Kitchen of N. IA/Exec. Dir. - Meals on Wheels
Cerro Gordo
86
01/12/2015 - 01/08/2017
27

Term

Serving fifth term in Senate.

Profession

Executive director of the Community Kitchen of North Iowa, Inc., and the Mason City Meals on Wheels.

Education

Graduated from Rockwell-Swaledale High School. Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) in human services from Buena Vista University.

Memberships and Activities

Member of Child Welfare Advisory Committee, Mason City Chamber of Commerce, Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Volunteer Service Commission, Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Mason City Sunrise Rotary, and North Iowa Band Festival Planning Committee. Former member of the Buena Vista University Alumni Foundation, Northern Lights Homeless Shelter Board, and Francis Lauer Youth Services Board of Directors.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1954 in Mason City. Resides in Mason City.

Family Members

Husband, Jim; two children and four grandchildren.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Exec. Dir. - Community Kitchen of N. IA/Meals on Wheels
Cerro Gordo
85
01/14/2013 - 01/11/2015
27

Term

Serving fourth term in Senate.

Profession

Executive director of the Community Kitchen of North Iowa, Inc., and the Mason City Meals on Wheels.

Education

Graduated from Rockwell-Swaledale High School. Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) in human services from Buena Vista University.

Memberships and Activities

Member of Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) Board, Child Welfare Advisory Committee, Mason City Chamber of Commerce, Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Mason City Sunrise Rotary, Francis Lauer Youth Services Board of Directors, and North Iowa Band Festival Planning Committee. Former member of the Buena Vista University Alumni Foundation and Northern Lights Homeless Shelter Board.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1954 in Mason City. Resides in Mason City.

Family Members

Husband, Jim; two children and four grandchildren.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Exec. Dir. - Community Kitchen of N. IA/Exec. Dir. - Meals on Wheels
Cerro Gordo
84
01/10/2011 - 01/13/2013
7

Term

Serving fourth term in Senate.

Profession

Executive director of the Community Kitchen of North Iowa, Inc., and the Mason City Meals on Wheels.

Education

Graduated from Rockwell-Swaledale High School. Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) in Human Services from Buena Vista University.

Memberships and Activities

Member of Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) Board, Child Welfare Advisory Committee, Mason City Chamber of Commerce, Charles City Chamber of Commerce, Osage Chamber of Commerce, Mason City Sunrise Rotary, Francis Lauer Youth Services Board of Directors, and North Iowa Band Festival Planning Committee. Former member of the Buena Vista University Alumni Foundation and past member of Northern Lights Homeless Shelter Board.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1954 in Mason City. Resides in Mason City.

Family Members

Husband, Jim; two children and four grandchildren.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Exec. Dir. - Community Kitchen of N. IA/Exec. Dir. - Meals on Wheels
Cerro Gordo
83
01/12/2009 - 01/09/2011
7

Term

Serving second term in Senate.

Profession

Executive director of the Community Kitchen of North Iowa, Inc., and the Mason City Meals on Wheels.

Education

Graduated from Rockwell-Swaledale High School. Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) in human services from Buena Vista University.

Memberships and Activities

Member of Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa hawk-i Board, Child Welfare Advisory Committee, Mason City Chamber of Commerce, Charles City Chamber of Commerce, Osage Chamber of Commerce, Mason City Sunrise Rotary, Francis Lauer Youth Services Board of Directors; member North Iowa Band Festival Planning Committee, former member of the Buena Vista University Alumni Foundation, and past member of Northern Lights Homeless Shelter Board.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1954 in Mason City. Resides in Mason City.

Family Members

Husband Jim; two children and four grandchildren.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Exec. Dir. Community Kitchen of N. IA & Exec. Dir. Meals on Wheels
Cerro Gordo
82
01/08/2007 - 01/11/2009
7

Term

Serving second term in Senate.

Profession

Executive director of Community Kitchen of North Iowa, Inc., and Mason City Meals on Wheels.

Education

Graduated from Rockwell-Swaledale High School. Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) in human services from Buena Vista University.

Memberships and Activities

Board of directors of Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa and Francis Lauer Youth Services. Member of Maternal Health Advisory Council, Mason City Chamber of Commerce, Charles City Chamber of Commerce, Osage Chamber of Commerce, Mason City Sunrise Rotary, Council of Social Agencies, North Iowa Fund-Raising Professionals, North Iowa Band Festival Planning Committee, former member of Buena Vista University Alumni Foundation, and past member of Northern Lights Homeless Shelter Board.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1954 in Mason City. Resides in Mason City.

Family Members

Husband Jim; two children and two grandchildren.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Exec. Dir. Community Kitchen of N. IA & Exec. Dir. Meals on Wheels
Cerro Gordo
81
01/10/2005 - 01/07/2007
7

Term

Serving second term in Senate.

Profession

Executive director of the Community Kitchen of North Iowa, Inc., and the Mason City Meals on Wheels.

Education

Graduated from Rockwell­ Swaledale High School. Received A.A. from North Iowa Area Community College and B.A. (cum laude) in Human Services from Buena Vista University.

Memberships and Activities

Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) Board of Directors, Mason City Chamber of Commerce, Charles City Chamber of Commerce, Osage Chamber of Commerce, Mason City Sunrise Rotary, Francis Lauer Youth Services Board of Directors; member, Council of Social Agencies, North Iowa Fund-Raising Professionals, North Iowa Band Festival Planning Committee, Buena Vista University Alumni Foundation; and past member of Northern Lights Homeless Shelter Board.

Birth and Residence

Born in Mason City and farmed near Rockwell most of her life. Resides in Mason City.

Family Members

Husband Jim; two children.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
No Photo
State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Executive Director of Community Kitchen of N. Iowa & Executive Director of Meals on Wheels
Cerro Gordo
80
01/13/2003 - 01/09/2005
7

Executive director of The Community Kitchen of North Iowa and Meals On Wheels. Born in Mason City and raised on a farm near Rockwell. Resides in Mason City. Graduated from Rock- well-Swaledale High School. Received A.A. from A.A. and graduated cum laude from Buena Vista University with B.A. in human services and a minor in agency administration. Served as a Mason City Chamber of Commerce diplomat and served on Mason City Sesquicentennial Committee, Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee, Mason City Sunrise Rotary Board of Directors, Kinney Pioneer Museum Board of Directors, secretary-treasurer of North Iowa Fund-Raising Professionals Association, vice president of Council of Social Agencies, and past member of Buena Vista University Alumni Association Board of Directors. Charter member and past vice president of Northern Lights Homeless Shelter. Past member of the Council of Social Ministries and Trinity Lutheran Church. Husband Jim; two children. Serving first term in the Senate.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
No Photo
State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Executive Director of Community Kitchen of N. Iowa & Executive Director of Meals on Wheels
Cerro Gordo
79
03/12/2002 - 01/12/2003
10

Executive director of The Community Kitchen of North Iowa and Meals On Wheels. Born in Mason City and raised on a farm near Rockwell. Resides in Mason City. Graduated from Rock- well-Swaledale High School. Received A.A. from A.A. and graduated cum laude from Buena Vista University with B.A. in human services and a minor in agency administration. Served as a Mason City Chamber of Commerce diplomat and served on Mason City Sesquicentennial Committee, Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee, Mason City Sunrise Rotary Board of Directors, Kinney Pioneer Museum Board of Directors, secretary-treasurer of North Iowa Fund-Raising Professionals Association, vice president of Council of Social Agencies, and past member of Buena Vista University Alumni Association Board of Directors. Charter member and past vice president of Northern Lights Homeless Shelter. Past member of the Council of Social Ministries and Trinity Lutheran Church. Husband Jim; two children. Serving first term in the Senate.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources