Representative Swati A. Dandekar View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 83 (2009) - 84 (2011)
House: 80 (2003) - 82 (2007)
Home County: Linn
Swati A. Dandekar
Linn County


Serving second term in House.


Community volunteer.


Graduated from J.N. Tata Parsi High School in Nagpur, India. Received B.S. in chemistry and biology from Nagpur University. Postgraduate degree in dietetics from Bombay University.

Memberships and Activities

Served on Linn-Mar Community School Board and board of directors of the Iowa Association of School Boards. Served as a member of Vision Iowa Board from 2000-2003 and current board member of Liar’s Holographic Theatre and the Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation. Serves on the board of Women in Public Policy. Served on the Value Fund Task Force. Recent recognitions include Pillar of the Community Award from Waypoint Organization, Person of the Year from the Asian Alliance of Iowa, Fleming Institute Fellow, and Elliott School of International Affairs, and Global Economic Conference.

Birth and Residence

Born and raised in Nagpur, India, and resides in Marion.

Family Members

Husband Arvind; two sons.

House District 36
81st GA (2005)
Legislation Sponsored
81st GA (2005)