Maria Ruud

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Maria Ruud
Minnesota House of Representatives District 42A
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic Farmer-Labor
Profession Nurse practitioner
Maria Ruud (b. 1961) was a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. She represented District 42A from 2005 to 2011. She was defeated in the 2010 general election.

Rudd earned her MSN from University of California-San Francisco and BSN from the University of Minnesota.

She is a nurse practitioner and has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota.

Ruud volunteers at Hopkins Public Schools, Uptown Community Clinic, and the West Suburban Teen Clinic. She is married and has 2 children.[1]

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the house, she served on the following committees:



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ruud ran for re-election to the District 42A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He was defeated by Kirk Stensrud (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]


On November 4, 2008, Maria Ruud won election to the District 42A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Shari May. [3]

Maria Ruud raised $42,062 for her campaign.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 42A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Maria Ruud (DFL) 12,806 58.23%
Shari May (R) 9,154 41.62%
Write-In 33 0.15%

Campaign donors

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Maria Ruud's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $8,137
42nd Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor $5,200

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 42A
Succeeded by
Kirk Stensrud (R)