Lee-Mark Ruff

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Lee-Mark Ruff
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Candidate for
Idaho House of Representatives District 16A
Bachelor'sPolitical Science/International Relations, Boise State University, 2004
Master'sPublic Administration, Emphasis on State and Local Government, Boise State University, 2007
Date of birthAugust 28, 1976
Place of birthAmerican Falls, ID
ReligionNon-denominational Christian
(dead link) Campaign website
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Lee-Mark Ruff was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 16A of the Idaho House of Representatives.

Ruff studied taxation, business's interaction with the law, financial reporting, auditing, government accounting and accounting ethics for his Master of Accountancy coursework at the University of Phoenix, Boise branch. For his Master of Public Administration from Boise State University, Ruff studied budgeting, organizational theory, and human resource theory. While completing his undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Relations from Boise State, Ruff studied statistics, foreign policy, and international law.[1]


Campaign themes


Ruff's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "Lowering corporate taxes coupled with the elimination of the Personal Property Tax will keep existing business in Idaho and incentivize new businesses to come to Idaho."
  • Job Creation in Education
Excerpt: "I will work to develop local option pre-kindergarten legislation creating new opportunities for those looking for work and providing new educational opportunities kids. Our children are our greatest asset and deserve the highest quality education we can provide."
  • Safety and Health
Excerpt: "I am a strong advocate for community healthcare centers that meet local needs equally. I will work to create fiscally responsible opportunities for access to quality healthcare for community members in need."



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ruff ran in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 16A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated by incumbent Grant Burgoyne (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Jeffrey Laing ran as a Libertarian.[3][4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 16A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGrant Burgoyne Incumbent 54% 10,158
     Republican Lee-Mark Ruff 38.4% 7,230
     Libertarian Jeffrey Laing 7.6% 1,427
Total Votes 18,815


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ruff was unopposed in the primary on May 25th. He lost to Elfreda Higgins in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

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