Ruth Samuelson

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Ruth Samuelson
Portrait of Ruth Samuelson
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by W. Edwin McMahan
Succeeded by Dan Bishop
Constituency District 104 (South Central Charlotte)
Personal details
Born (1959-11-04) November 4, 1959 (age 56)
Charleston, South Carolina
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ken Samuelson[1]
Children Three sons, one daughter[1]
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill[1]
Religion Presbyterian

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]


  1. ^ a b c 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. 
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  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ 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. 

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