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 third 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. Serves on the board of Iowa Math and Science Coalition, Women in Public Policy, Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation, Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, and Iowa Power Fund (ex officio). 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 in 1951 in Nagpur, India. Resides in Marion.

Family Members

Husband Arvind; two sons and one grandson.