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Louis Ruiz

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Louis Ruiz
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Kansas House of Representatives District 31
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Kansas House of Representatives
2015 - present
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionDistrict 31
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Louis Ruiz is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 31. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. Beginning in the 2015 session, Ruiz serves as Assistant Minority Leader.

Biography

Now retired, Ruiz's professional experience includes working for Lucent Technologies.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ruiz served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Legislative Budget
Calendar and Printing
Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ruiz served on the following committees:

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ruiz served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ruiz served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Louis Ruiz was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ruiz won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 31. Ruiz ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Tim Kelb (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLouis Ruiz Incumbent 71.9% 4,050
     Republican Tim Kelb 28.1% 1,586
Total Votes 5,636

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ruiz won re-election to the 32nd District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

2008

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Ruiz was re-elected to the 32nd District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition.[6] He raised $11,775 for his campaign.[7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 32
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngLouis Ruiz (D) 3,552 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ruiz is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Ruiz raised a total of $57,633 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[8]

Louis Ruiz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 31 Won $15,100
2010 Kansas State House, District 32 Won $12,600
2008 Kansas State House, District 32 Won $11,775
2006 Kansas State House, District 32 Won $11,011
2004 Kansas State House, District 32 Won $7,147
Grand Total Raised $57,633

2012

Ruiz won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ruiz raised a total of $15,100.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Louis Ruiz's campaign in 2012
Western Missouri & Kansas Laborers District Council$1,000
Kansas Association of Realtors$1,000
Kansas Bankers Association$800
Kansas Contractors Association$800
Kansas Optometric Association$550
Total Raised in 2012$15,100
Source: Follow the Money

2010

Ruiz won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ruiz raised a total of $12,600.

2008

Ruiz won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Ruiz raised a total of $11,775.

2006

Ruiz won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Ruiz raised a total of $11,011.

2004

Ruiz won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Ruiz raised a total of $7,147.

Scorecards

Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[9]

2013

Louis Ruiz received a score of 38.0% in the 2013 index.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stan Frownfelter (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 31
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 32
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Michael Peterson (D)