Ralph Watts >> Biography (House District 19)

28232 Prospect Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003

Home: (515) 993.4850
Fax: (515) 993.4393

DOB: 7/26/1944
Spouse: Sandy



Ralph Watts is serving his eighth term in the Iowa House.

Ralph was born on July 26, 1944, in Lovell, Wyoming. He grew up in Wyoming and graduated from high school in Byron, Wyoming in 1962. After high school, Ralph graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1966 with a degree in electrical engineering. He accepted a job with Iowa Power and Light Company (now MidAmerican Energy) and moved his family to Iowa. During a career over 31 years in every phase of gas/electric utilities operations, he rose to the position of V.P. of Power Production.  He did graduate work at Drake and Creighton Universities.

Ralph married his wife, Sandy, in 1964 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  They have four grown children and nine grandchildren.

Ralph belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‐Day Saints where he has remained active over the years.

Ralph is currently retired but keeps busy as a small business owner.  He is a past member of the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, Dallas County Tax Payers Association, Iowa Property Rights Council and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.