Becky Ruth

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Becky Ruth
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 114
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 two-year terms
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Becky Ruth is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 114. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2015
Appropriations - Health, Mental Health, and Social Services
Elementary and Secondary Education
Health and Mental Health Policy
Insurance
Local Government

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Ruth's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Bringing New Jobs and Industry to Jefferson County

  • Excerpt: "I fully support the development of the Jefferson County Ports as they will bring much needed jobs and industry to our area."

Education

  • Excerpt: "I advocate reducing the role of government in education by eliminating mandates handed down from both the federal and state government without the funding to go with those mandates."

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Incumbent T.J. McKenna was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Becky Ruth was unopposed in the Republican primary. McKenna facced Ruth in the general election.[2][3] Ruth defeated incumbent McKenna in the general election.[4]

Missouri House of Representatives District 114, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBeck Ruth 53.3% 4,791
     Democratic T.J. McKenna Incumbent 46.7% 4,204
Total Votes 8,995

2012

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ruth ran in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 114. Ruth ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and was defeated by T.J. McKenna (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 114, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngT.J. McKenna 50.3% 7,772
     Republican Becky Ruth 49.7% 7,688
Total Votes 15,460

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