Gus Ruiz

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Gus Ruiz
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 35
Campaign website
Gus Ruiz was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 35 of the Texas House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


Ruiz's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "I will fight to get our citizens good paying jobs and strengthen our economy by investing in opportunity. "
  • Education
Excerpt: "Texas should be opening classrooms, not locking school doors. I will work to ensure every child has access to the highest quality education possible, including our colleges and universities. I will ensure that our teachers have the necessary resources so that our children can succeed."
  • Public Safety
Excerpt: "I will ensure that our law enforcement officers have the right tools to do their jobs, so they will not be outmanned or outgunned while protecting our streets. "
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I will ensure that affordable quality health care is accessible to every child, senior citizen and woman who needs it. I am committed to protecting the most vulnerable in our community and will fight to restore life saving medical services. "
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "I will dedicate my every effort to ensure that Texas honors the service of brave men and women who have defended our way of life. I will not rest until we provide meaningful job training, access to quality housing and provide educational options to these valiant individuals. "



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ruiz ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 35. Ruiz was defeated by Oscar Longoria in the May 29 primary election.[2][3]

Texas House of Representatives District 35 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngOscar Longoria 55.2% 5,632
Gus Ruiz 44.8% 4,580
Total Votes 10,212

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