Ruth Samuelson

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Ruth Samuelson
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 104
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina
Personal
ProfessionPhilanthropist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ruth Samuelson (b. November 4, 1959) is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 104. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Samuelson currently serves as Republican Conference Leader. She previously served as Majority Whip.

Samuelson is not running for re-election to the House in 2014.

Biography

Samuelson received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina in 1981. She is president of a philanthropic organization.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Samuelson served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Banking, Chair
Commerce and Job Development
Environment, Vice-chair
Finance
Health and Human Services
Public Utilities, Vice-chair
Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Samuelson served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Samuelson served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Samuelson ran for re-election in 2012. She ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 104, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Samuelson Incumbent 100% 31,319
Total Votes 31,319

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Samuelson won re-election to the 104th District seat in 2010. She defeated primary opponent Jerry Drye and was challenged by Frank Deaton (D) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 104 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ruth Samuelson (R) 20,001 74.74%
Frank Deaton (D) 6,758 25.26%

2008

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Samuelson won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[5] $8,325 was raised for this campaign.[6] She ran unopposed.

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 104
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ruth Samuelson (R) 29,349

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Samuelson is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Samuelson raised a total of $796,250 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 4, 2013.[7]

Ruth Samuelson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 104 Won $559,026
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 104 Won $228,899
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 104 Won $8,325
2006 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 104 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $796,250

2012

Samuelson won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Samuelson raised a total of $559,026.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ruth Samuelson's campaign in 2012
Kahn, Wendy J$8,000
Presbyterian Anesthesia Associates$8,000
Rj Reynolds Tobacco$8,000
Faison, Henry J$8,000
Alliance for Access to Dental Care$8,000
Total Raised in 2012$559,026
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Samuelson won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Samuelson raised a total of $228,899.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Civitas Action: 2013 Full Rankings
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

2011–2012

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 26 to June 18. A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. In 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from May 16 to July 3.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.

Personal

Samuelson and her husband, Ken, have four children.

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Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 104
2011–present
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