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  |Name = Ruth Ann Gaines
 
  |Name = Ruth Ann Gaines
 
  |Profile picture = Ruth Ann Gaines.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Ruth Ann Gaines.jpg
  |Position = Iowa House of Representatives District 65
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  |Position = Iowa House of Representatives District 32
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = January 10, 2011-Present
 
  |Tenure = January 10, 2011-Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 10, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 11, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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  |Base salary = $25,000/year
 
  |Base salary = $25,000/year
  |Per diem = $118/day
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  |Per diem = $135/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election =  
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  |Last election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |First elected = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Prior office =  
 
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  |Campaign website =  
 
  |Campaign website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ruth Ann Gaines''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing the 65th District since January 10, 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ruth Ann Gaines''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 32. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Gaines teaches drama and speech at East High School in Des Moines and Des Moines Area Community College and has served on the Iowa Arts Council since 2008. Gaines also teaches diversity courses to teachers at the Heartland Area Education Agency in Des Moines and Viterbo University. She has been a Des Moines Human Rights Commissioner since 2004 and was Iowa Teacher of the Year in 1998 and one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year. Gaines holds a B.A. in Drama and Speech from Clarke College and an M.A. in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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Gaines earned her B.A. in Drama and Speech from Clarke College and her M.A. in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He professional experience includes teaching.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gaines served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Iowa
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Education
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|Committee2 = Government Oversight
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|Committee3 = Public Safety
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|Committee4 = Veterans Affairs
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gaines has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gaines served on the following committees:
* [[Education Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Education]]
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* [[Environmental Protection Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Environmental Protection]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Judiciary Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Judiciary]]
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|Collapse= Yes
* [[Local Government Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Local Government]]
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|State = Iowa
* [[Public Safety Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Public Safety]]
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|year = 2011
*Subcommittee on Education (Joint Appropriations)
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Education  
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|Committee2 = Environmental Protection  
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|Committee3 = Judiciary  
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|Committee4 = Local Government  
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|Committee5 = Public Safety  
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
 
Gaines ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 32. Gaines ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Joe Corbin]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/default.aspx?eid=22 ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
 
Gaines ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 32. Gaines ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Joe Corbin]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/default.aspx?eid=22 ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Iowa House of Representatives, District 32, General Election
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|party1 = Democratic
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|party2 = Republican
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|winner1 = Ruth Ann Gaines
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Joe Corbin
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|votes1 = 8073
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|votes2 = 3109
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}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Gaines
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|Full name = Ruth Ann Gaines
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = September 19, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=141822 ''followthemoney.org'', "Gaines, Ruth Ann," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 5498
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa State House, District 32]]
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|totalraised2010 = 7410
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|Iowa State House, District 65]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Gaines
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|full Name = Ruth Ann Gaines
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140202
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|office= Iowa House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 5,498
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|org1 = Iowa Hospital Association
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|org2 = Central Iowa Building & Construction Trades Council
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|org3 = Gaines, Ruth A
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|org4 = Carter-Lewis, Linda
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|org5 = Iowans For A Skilled Workforce
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|orgamount1 = 500
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 270
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|orgamount4 = 250
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|orgamount5 = 250
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
In 2010, Gaines raised $7,410 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
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In 2010, Gaines raised $7,410 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''followthemoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
  
 
No contributions to her campaign were of $1,000 or more.
 
No contributions to her campaign were of $1,000 or more.
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ruth + Gaines + Iowa + Legislature'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ruth + Gaines + Iowa + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Ruth+Gaines+Iowa+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Ruth Gaines News Feed</rss>
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Ruth+Gaines+Iowa+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Ruth Gaines News Feed}}
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=122043 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=122043 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=122043 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=122043 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121572 2010]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140202 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121572 2010]
  
 
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[[Category:Current member, Iowa House of Representatives]]
 
[[Category:Current member, Iowa House of Representatives]]
 
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Revision as of 13:32, 23 December 2013

Ruth Ann Gaines
Ruth Ann Gaines.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 32
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sClarke College, 1969
Master'sUniversity of California in Santa Barbara, 1970
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ruth Ann Gaines is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 32. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Gaines earned her B.A. in Drama and Speech from Clarke College and her M.A. in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He professional experience includes teaching.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Education
Government Oversight
Public Safety
Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gaines ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 32. Gaines ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Joe Corbin in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Ann Gaines Incumbent 72.2% 8,073
     Republican Joe Corbin 27.8% 3,109
Total Votes 11,182

2010

Gaines won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Gary L. Jordan (R) in the November 2 general election.[3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 65 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Ann Gaines (D) 4,887
Gary L. Jordan (R) 2,358

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gaines is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Gaines raised a total of $12,908 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[4]

Ruth Ann Gaines's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 32 Won $5,498
2010 Iowa State House, District 65 Won $7,410
Grand Total Raised $12,908

2012

Gaines won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gaines raised a total of $5,498.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ruth Ann Gaines's campaign in 2012
Iowa Hospital Association$500
Central Iowa Building & Construction Trades Council$500
Gaines, Ruth A$270
Carter-Lewis, Linda$250
Iowans For A Skilled Workforce$250
Total Raised in 2012$5,498
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Gaines raised $7,410 in contributions. [5]

No contributions to her campaign were of $1,000 or more.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steven Lukan (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 32
2013-present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
Wayne Ford
Iowa House of Representatives District 65
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Tyler Olson (D)