Iowa House District 22
Born and raised in western Iowa, Ray grew up south of Council Bluffs before serving in the Navy for five years. He studied engineering at Iowa Western Community College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha while working full-time at Griffin Pipe Products in Council Bluffs. Stevens later taught mechanical technology and manufacturing engineering technology at the community college for seven years.
Since 2009, he has been director of facilities and grounds at the Council Bluffs Water Works.