|Idaho House of Representatives District 29B|
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Ruchti earned his Bachelor's degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1993. Ruchti served on a active duty service commitment from 1993 to 1998. Ruchti later earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Idaho in 2001.
Ruchti is an attorney.
Ruchti served on these committees:
Ruchti did not run for re-election in 2010.
On November 4, 2008, Democrat James Ruchti won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 29B receiving 54.4% of the vote (10,520 votes), ahead of Republican James Dorman who received 45.6% of the vote (8,823 votes).
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 29B (2008)|
|James Ruchti (D)||10,520||54.4%|
|James Dorman (R)||8,823||45.6%|
In 2008, Ruchti raised $55,102.
Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. 
|Idaho Education Association||$2,000|
|Idaho Power Co.||$2,000|
|Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho||$1,500|
|Idaho Association of Realtors||$1,250|
|Angela R. Sellman||$1,100|
|Kenneth L. Pedersen||$1,000|
|Communications Workers of America Local 7621||$1,000|
|Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA Pac)||$1,000|
Ruchti represented seat B in Idaho House District 29. House District 29 includes includes all of Jerome and Minidoka Counties.
James is married to Wendy Ruchti. They have two children and reside in Pocatello, Idaho.
- Idaho House of Representatives Members
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006
- James Ruchti on LinkedIn
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