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Ruiz won re-election to the District 29 State Senate seat in 2011.  She ran unopposed for the June 7 Democratic primary election.  Ruiz defeated [[Aracelis Sanabria Tejada]] (R) and [[Laurie Taylor]] (I) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. <ref>[http://www.nj.gov/state/elections/election-results/unofficial-2011-primary-results-state-senate-0714-1.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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Ruiz won re-election to the District 29 State Senate seat in 2011.  She ran unopposed for the June 7 Democratic primary election.  Ruiz defeated [[Aracelis Sanabria Tejada]] (R) and [[Laurie Taylor]] (I) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.<ref>[http://www.nj.gov/state/elections/election-results/unofficial-2011-primary-results-state-senate-0714-1.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List]</ref>
 
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Teresa Ruiz
Theresa Ruiz.jpg
New Jersey State Senate District 29
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2018
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader, New Jersey State Senate
2010-Present
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDrew University
Personal
BirthdayJune 28, 1974
Place of birthNewark, NJ
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
M. Teresa Ruiz (b. June 28, 1974) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 29. She was first elected to the chamber in 2007. She currently serves as the Assistant Majority Leader. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Ruiz include Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 16.[1]

Biography

Ruiz earned her B.A. in English from Drew University.[2] Her professional experience includes working as a preschool teacher and as Deputy Chief of Staff for Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.[3]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Ruiz served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Education, Chair
Budget and Appropriations
Legislative Oversight

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Ruiz served on the following committees:

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Ruiz won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 29. Ruiz was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and defeated Raafat Barsoom (R) and Pablo Olivera (I) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey State Senate, District 29 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTeresa Ruiz Incumbent 78.3% 16,078
     Republican Raafat Barsoom 17.7% 3,636
     Independent Pablo Olivera 3.9% 808
Total Votes 20,522

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Ruiz won re-election to the District 29 State Senate seat in 2011. She ran unopposed for the June 7 Democratic primary election. Ruiz defeated Aracelis Sanabria Tejada (R) and Laurie Taylor (I) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.[8]

New Jersey State Senate District 29 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTeresa Ruiz Incumbent 82.2% 9,076
     Republican Aracelis Sanabria Tejada 14.5% 1,598
     Independent Laurie Taylor 3.3% 363
Total Votes 11,037

2007

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007

In 2007, Ruiz was elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 29. Ruiz (D) finished with 10,816 votes and was followed by Luis Quintana with 3,687 votes, William Payne (I) with 3,653 votes, Al-Samar Douglas (R) with 547 votes, and Dick Hester with 123 votes. Ruiz raised $284,879 for his campaign fund. [9]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 29 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Teresa Ruiz (D) 10,816
Luis Quintana (Other) 3,687
William Payne (I) 3,653
Al-Samar Douglas (R) 547
Dick Hester (Pro-Life Conservative Veteran) 123
Sara Lobman (Socialist Workers) 96

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ruiz is available dating back to 2007. Based on available campaign finance records, Ruiz raised a total of $319,441 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 13, 2013.[10]

Teresa Ruiz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 29 Won $40,962
2009 New Jersey State Senate, District 29 Not up for election $-6,400
2007 New Jersey State Senate, District 29 Won $284,879
Grand Total Raised $319,441

2011

Ruiz won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Ruiz raised a total of $40,962.

2009

Ruiz was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, Ruiz raised a total of $-6,400.

2007

Ruiz won election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, Ruiz raised a total of $284,879.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Ruiz’s endorsements included the following: [11]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO

Personal

Ruiz and her husband, Samuel, reside in Newark, New Jersey.

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