Teresa Ruiz (politician)

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Teresa Ruiz
President pro tempore of the New Jersey Senate
Assumed office
January 9, 2018
Preceded byNia Gill
Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 29th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2008
Preceded bySharpe James
Personal details
Born
Maria Teresa Ruiz

(1974-06-28) June 28, 1974 (age 44)
Political partyDemocratic
EducationDrew University (BA)

Maria Teresa Ruiz (born June 28, 1974) is an American Democratic Party politician, who has been serving in the New Jersey State Senate since January 8, 2008, where she represents the 29th Legislative District.

In the Senate, Ruiz serves on the Education Committee (as Chair), on the Budget Committee and Appropriations Committee and the Economic Growth Committee.[1]

Education[edit]

In 1998, Ruiz received a B.A. from Drew University in English.[1]

District 29[edit]

Each of the 40 districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 29th district for the 2016-2017 Legislative Session are:[2]

Election history[edit]

New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic M. Teresa Ruiz (incumbent) 16,078 78.3
Republican Raafat Barsoom 3,636 17.7
Unity Pablo Olivera 808 3.9
Democratic hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic M. Teresa Ruiz (incumbent) 9,076 85.0
Republican Aracelis Sanabria Tejada 1,598 15.0
Democratic hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic M. Teresa Ruiz 10,816 57.8
Independent Luis A. Quintana 3,687 19.7
Independent William D. Payne 3,653 19.5
Republican Al-Samar Douglas 547 2.9
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Senator Ruiz's Legislative Website, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 13, 2008.
  2. ^ "Legislative Roster 2016-2017 Session". New Jersey Legislature. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Official List Candidates for State Senate For GENERAL ELECTION 11/05/2015 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 4, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed June 24, 2012.
  5. ^ Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2007 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 3, 2007. Accessed June 24, 2012.

External links[edit]

New Jersey Senate
Preceded by
Sharpe James
Member of the New Jersey Senate
for the 29th district

2008–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Nia Gill
President pro tempore of the New Jersey Senate
2018–present