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}}{{tnr}}'''Ruth Ann Gaines''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 32 since 2013. She previously represented District 65 from 2011 to 2013.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ruth Ann Gaines''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing [[Iowa House of Representatives District 32|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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==Biography==
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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. Her professional experience includes teaching.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{IA HD32 2014}}
 
===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>
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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," accessed April 7, 2014]</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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===2010===
 
===2010===
Gaines won election to the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], defeating [[Gary L. Jordan]] (R) in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/2010/streporr.pdf Official Iowa House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010]</ref>  
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Gaines won election to the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], defeating [[Gary L. Jordan]] (R) in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/2010/streporr.pdf ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>  
  
 
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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===
 
===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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|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 ''Follow the Money'', "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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==Scorecards==
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ruth + Gaines + Iowa + Legislature'''
 
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==See also==
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives]]
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives#Committees|Iowa House Committees]]
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives District 32]]
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* [[Iowa State Legislature]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=10810 Iowa House of Representatives - Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines]
 
*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=10810 Iowa House of Representatives - Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines]
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*[http://openstates.org/ia/legislators/IAL000069/ruth-ann-gaines/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[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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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.

Biography

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. Her 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

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Ruth Ann Gaines was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

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

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Iowa

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2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[9]

Legislators are scored on "their records on constitutional principles and civil liberties."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes with or against SC's official position.

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