AJ Feeney-Ruiz

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AJ Feeney-Ruiz
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Candidate for
Indiana House of Representatives District 97
High schoolMartinsville High School, 1998
Bachelor'sDePauw University, 2004
Master'sIndiana University Kelley School of Business, 2010; Renmin University of China, 2007
J.D.Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law-Indianapolis, 2010
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Joseph Adamje "AJ" Feeney-Ruiz was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 97 of the Indiana House of Representatives.

Feeney-Ruiz is the Director of Community Development at Cause.it, and the founder of CrossRoads Group, a communications/sales consulting firm. After graduating from college, he served as Communications Director for Indiana Secretary of State (now U.S. Representative) Todd Rokita from 2005 to 2007. After working in market research, Feeney-Ruiz took a leave of absence from law school and spent two years traveling. Returning to finish his law and MBA degrees and re-enter political life, he managed the 2010 congressional campaign of Carlos May and served as state director and publicist of the state Balanced Education for Everyone campaign. Feeney-Ruiz ran for City County Council in 2011.[1]


  • 2010: Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis
  • 2007: Renmin University of China
  • 2004: DePauw University
  • 1999: UWC-USA
  • 1998: Martinsville High School


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Feeney-Ruiz supports lower taxes and spending, expanding vocational and technical training, more charter schools and school vouchers, and eliminating "the 'one-size-fits-all' approach to education."[3]



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Feeney-Ruiz ran in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 97. Feeney-Ruiz ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and was defeated by Justin Moed (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJustin Moed 58.3% 8,325
     Republican AJ Feeney-Ruiz 41.7% 5,961
Total Votes 14,286


Feeney-Ruiz's grandparents came from Puerto Rico; his mother, Tamzon Feeney, is a doctor of Irish descent.[6]

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