Nicholas Ruiz

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Nicholas Ruiz
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 9
Elections and appointments
Next primaryAugust 26, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthNew York City, New York
Campaign website
Nicolas Ruiz is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Florida.[1]

He was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Florida. Ruiz was defeated by Jason Kendall in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[2]


Campaign themes


Ruiz's major campaign themes included:[3]

  • New Deal Caucus in our U.S. House of Representatives
  • We need to harness the power of the financial Market (i.e. Wall Street) for the Public
  • Social Security
  • Unemployment
  • Universal Healthcare System
  • ProChoice/Pro-Planned Parenthood
  • A Livable Minimum Wage
  • Green America
  • Banking and Credit Reform
  • Education
  • Fairness in progressive taxation
  • Initiative to implement ranked choice, IRV (Instant Runoff Voting)



See also: Florida's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Ruiz is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 9th District.[4] Ruiz is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


See also: Florida's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Ruiz ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 7th District. Incumbent Sandy Adams from the 6th District and incumbent John L. Mica from the 7th District faced off to seek re-election on the Republican ticket. Mica defeated Sandy Adams in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[2] Ruiz was defeated by Jason Kendall in the Democratic Sprimary.[2][5]

U.S. House, Florida District 7 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Kendall 61.3% 12,816
Nicholas Ruiz III 38.7% 8,088
Total Votes 20,904

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Ruiz's reports.

Nicholas Ruiz III (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]April 15, 2013$792$541$(321)$1,011
July Quarterly[7]July 15, 2013$1,011$3,634$(504)$4,141
October Quarterly[8]October 15, 2013$4,141$1,748$(3,487)$2,402
Year-end[9]January 31, 2014$2,402$9,294$(4,186)$7,510
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2014$7,510$1,995$(5,125)$4,381
Running totals


Ruiz is married to Danielle Ruiz and has two sons, Nicholas and Kai.[11]

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