Senator 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


Served three terms in House. Serving first term in Senate.




Graduated from J.N. Tata Pasi 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

President of the National Foundation of Women Legislators (NFWL) for 2011. Board member of the Iowa Math and Science Coalition, Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation, Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted and Talented, Iowa Innovation Council, and the Governmental Public Health Advisor Council.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1951 in Nagpur, India. Resides in Marion.

Family Members

Husband, Arvind; two sons and two grandsons.