Ruth Jones McClendon

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Ruth Jones McClendon
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Texas State House, District 120
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 18
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Ruth Jones McClendon is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 120 since 1997. Prior to her election to the House she served as Mayor Pro Tempore on the San Antonio City Council.

McClendon is the Founder of theCommunity Crime Prevention Network, Incorporated, and President/Chief Executive Officer of RJ Mclendon and Company.

She is a lector/Extraordinary Minister at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and founder of McClendon Scholars Program, and Ruth's Kids Center.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules & Resolutions, Chair


McClendon served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

  • HB 565 - Relating to the abolition of the Texas Transportation Commission and the creation of the commissioner of transportation as an elected statutory state officer.
  • HB 1278 - Relating to the proof of identity and residency required of an applicant for a driver's license or personal identification certificate.
  • HB 1281 - Relating to the inclusion in the foundation curriculum for public schools of instruction in certain skills development to prepare students for adult responsibility.
  • HB 3359 - Relating to a uniform and statewide 9-1-1 emergency services fee on the retail sale of prepaid wireless telecommunications services to consumers.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

McClendon won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 120. McClendon ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Gregory Fox (G) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 120, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Jones McClendon Incumbent 87.9% 33,756
     Green Gregory L. Fox 12.1% 4,651
Total Votes 38,407


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

McClendon won re-election in District 120. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 120
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ruth Jones McClendon (D) 14,700 100%


On November 4, 2008, McClendon won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 120th District, receiving 32,601 votes without opposition.[5] She raised $226,395 for her campaign.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 120
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ruth Jones McClendon (D) 32,601 100.00%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, McClendon received $161,124 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


McClendon raised $226,395 in 2008. Her top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.[8]

Contributor 2008 total
San Antonio Fire Fighters $6,000
AT&T $5,520
Texas Assoc of Home Builders $5,500
Brian Strange $5,000
Greg & Bekki Kowalski $5,000


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[9] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Ruth McClendon received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.



On October 26, 2009 McClendon announced she recently completed successful treatment for lung cancer, and has renewed her commitment to cancer research, prevention, and early detection. [10]

External links

Suggest a link Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon]


Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 120
Succeeded by