North Iowa Senator won’t seek re-election

(ABC 6 News) – Iowa State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City announced Monday she won’t seek re-election.

A statement released by Sen. Ragan said:

“I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election to the Iowa State Senate.

I want to thank the people of North Iowa for giving me the opportunity to represent them in the Iowa Senate. With their support, I have worked in a bi-partisan manner with Republicans and Democrats to make Iowa a great place to live, work and raise a family.

One of the joys of my service in the Senate was working to help my constituents. There are times when the forest of government bureaucracy can be quite dense. I was always grateful when I could help people find the correct answers or contacts. I consider that the heart of my work.”

My hope is for even greater legislation to be enacted based on the foundation we have set over the last two decades. There are many wonderful things about our beautiful state. My goal has always been to make Iowa better and better.”

For the past 20 years, I have had the honor of representing the people of North Iowa in the Senate. I am proud of our bipartisan work on legislative initiatives that have improved the lives of Iowans."