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Ruth Ann Gaines
|Ruth Ann Gaines|
|Iowa House of Representatives District 65|
|January 10, 2011-Present|
|January 10, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Clarke College, 1969|
|Master's||University of California in Santa Barbara, 1970|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gaines has been appointed to the following committees:
- Environmental Protection
- Local Government
- Public Safety
- Subcommittee on Education (Joint Appropriations)
Gaines is running in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 32. Gaines is running unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. Joe Corbin is running unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 65 General Election (2010)|
|Ruth Ann Gaines (D)||4,887|
|Gary L. Jordan (R)||2,358|
In 2010, Gaines raised $7,410 in contributions. 
No contributions to her campaign were of $1,000 or more.
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|Iowa House District 65
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