James Ruchti

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James Ruchti
Idaho House of Representatives District 29B
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Attorney
James Ruchti (b. April 2, 1969) was a Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives. He represented District 29B from 2006-2010 and served as Assistant Minority Leader. Ruchti was last re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2010.

Ruchti earned his Bachelor's degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1993. Ruchti served on a active duty service commitment from 1993 to 1998. Ruchti later earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Idaho in 2001.

Ruchti is an attorney.

Committee assignments


Ruchti served on these committees:



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ruchti did not run for re-election in 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Democrat James Ruchti won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 29B receiving 54.4% of the vote (10,520 votes), ahead of Republican James Dorman who received 45.6% of the vote (8,823 votes).[1]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 29B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Ruchti (D) 10,520 54.4%
James Dorman (R) 8,823 45.6%

Campaign donors


In 2008, Ruchti raised $55,102.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[2]

Donor Amount
Idaho Education Association $2,000
Idaho Power Co. $2,000
Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho $1,500
Idaho Association of Realtors $1,250
Qwest Communications $1,250
Angela R. Sellman $1,100
Kenneth L. Pedersen $1,000
Communications Workers of America Local 7621 $1,000
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA Pac) $1,000

District 29-B

Ruchti represented seat B in Idaho House District 29. House District 29 includes includes all of Jerome and Minidoka Counties[3].


James is married to Wendy Ruchti. They have two children and reside in Pocatello, Idaho.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Idaho House District 29B
Succeeded by
Jim Guthrie