|Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||W. Edwin McMahan|
|Constituency||District 104 (South Central Charlotte)|
November 4, 1959 |
Charleston, South Carolina
|Children||Three sons, one daughter|
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
Ruth Culbertson Samuelson (born November 4, 1959) is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly, representing the 104th district in the North Carolina House of Representatives since 2007. From 2000 to 2004, Samuelson served as a member of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, representing the Fifth District. In 2004, she ran for an At-Large seat on the Board of Commissioners, but lost in a tight general election race.
In November 2006, Samuelson was elected to the North Carolina House succeeding five-term incumbent Ed McMahan. Samuelson was elected with 67% of the vote in the election, beating Democrat Paula McSwain.
She announced on 15 October 2013 that she would not seek re-election for a fifth term and would leave office at the end of her current term, after the 2014 elections.
- Morrill, Jim (17 October 2006). "Fight is on to replace McMahan - in House District 104, Democratic Newcomer Faces Ex-Commissioner". The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, North Carolina: McClatchy): 2B.
- "Mecklenburg County North Carolina November 2, 2004 Election Results" (PDF). Charlotte, North Carolina: Mecklenburg County North Carolina Board of Elections. p. 103. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
- "Mecklenburg County North Carolina 7 November 2006 Election Results" (PDF). Charlotte, North Carolina: Mecklenburg County North Carolina Board of Elections. pp. 130–131. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
- Morrill, Jim (15 October 2013). "Ruth Samuelson says she won’t run for re-election in 2014". Charlotte, North Carolina: The Charlotte Observer.
Charlotte Republican Rep. Ruth Samuelson, one of North Carolina’s highest profile lawmakers and a top contender for House speaker, said Tuesday that she won’t run for a fifth term.