Ron Raikes

Ron Raikes March 11, 1943 – September 5, 2009 was a farmer and former Nebraska state senator from Lincoln, Nebraska in the Nebraska Legislature


  • 1 Personal life
  • 2 State legislature
  • 3 Death
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References

Personal life

He was born on March 11, 1943, in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from Ashland High School He graduated from Iowa State University in farm operations, University of California-Davis with a master's in agriculture business management and a PhD in agriculture economics He is a former member of the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board and current member of the Nebraska Farm Business Association, Nebraska Agriculture Relations Council, Nebraska Land Improvement Contractors Association, and Agriculture Builders of Nebraska

State legislature

He was appointed to the legislature on May 15, 1997 to replace Jerome Warner, who had died He was elected in 1998 to represent the 25th Nebraska legislative district and reelected in 2000 and 2004 He chaired the Education committee, sat on the Revenue committee, the Education Commission of the States, and Midwestern Higher Education Compact


Raikes was found under a piece of farming equipment, believed to be a hay grinder, at 10:36 PM on September 5, 2009 in Ashland, Nebraska He was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:07 PM

His death was described as an accident and the Saunders County Attorney ordered an autopsy on his body

See also

  • Biography portal
  • Nebraska Legislature


  1. ^ ""Former Nebraska state Senator Raikes dead" BNO News September 6, 2009
Preceded by
Jerome Warner
Nebraska state senator-district 25
Succeeded by
Kathy Campbell

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