|Hawaii State Senate District 2|
|November 6, 2012-Present|
|November 8, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|High school||Overbrook High School|
|Bachelor's||Penn State University|
Ruderman earned his diploma from Overbrook High School in 1971 and his B.S. in Biology from Penn State University in 1975. His professional experience includes working as the founder and president of Island Naturals Markets.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ruderman served on the following committees:
|Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy and Environment|
|• Ways and Means|
Ruberman's campaign website listed the following issues:
- "Job creation;
- Sustainable economic development;
- Support better education, including local control of schools, and support for Charter Schools;
- Protect our environment;
- Support small farmers and organic agriculture;
- Safe, renewable energy and energy efficiency;
- Improve transportation in Puna – make Highway 130 safe!
- Support campaign finance reform;
- Establish video conferencing for Neighbor Islands;
- Support for Native Hawaiian rights;
- Support for LGBT civil rights."
- See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012
Ruderman won election in the 2012 election for Hawaii State Senate District 2. He defeated Wendell Ka'ehu'ae'a, Bob Herkes, and Gary Safarik in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Daryl Lee Smith (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Hawaii State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Daryl Lee Smith||23.1%||3,154|
|Hawaii State Senate, District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
A photographer, sailor, scuba diver, and member of three bands ranging from classic rock to Latin dance, Ruderman has a daughter and granddaughter.
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Gilbert Kahele (D)
|Hawaii State Senate District 2
| Succeeded by|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Russell Ruderman, "About Russell Ruderman," retrieved September 11, 2012.
- ↑ Russell Ruderman, "Issues," accessed September 15, 2012
- ↑ State of Hawaii: Office of Elections, "Federal/State/County Candidates, 2012 Primary Elections," retrieved June 11, 2012
- ↑ Hawaii Secretary of State - Official 2012 Primary Results