Teresa Ruiz (politician)
|M. Teresa Ruiz|
|Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 29th Legislative District
|Preceded by||Sharpe James|
|Born||June 28, 1974|
|Residence||Newark, New Jersey|
|Alma mater||B.A. Drew University (English)|
|Occupation||Deputy Chief of Staff, Essex County Executive|
|Website||Legislative web page|
M. Teresa Ruiz (born June 28, 1974) is an American Democratic Party politician, who has been serving in the New Jersey State Senate since January 8, 2008, where she represents the 29th Legislative District.
In the Senate, Ruiz serves on the Education Committee (as Chair), on the Budget Committee and Appropriations Committee and the Economic Growth Committee.
Each of the 40 districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 29th District for the 2012-2013 Legislative Session are:
|New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011|
|Democratic||M. Teresa Ruiz (incumbent)||9,076||85.0%|
|Republican||Aracelis Sanabria Tejada||1,598||15.0%|
|New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007|
|Democratic||M. Teresa Ruiz||10,816||57.8%|
|Independent||Luis A. Quintana||3,687||19.7%|
|Independent||William D. Payne||3,653||19.5%|
- Senator Ruiz's Legislative Website, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 13, 2008.
- Legislative Roster 2012-2013 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed October 3, 2013.
- Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed June 24, 2012.
- Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2007 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 3, 2007. Accessed June 24, 2012.
- Senator Ruiz's Legislative Website, New Jersey Legislature
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms
|New Jersey Senate|
|New Jersey Senate
January 8, 2008–present