Teresa Ruiz (politician)
|President pro tempore of the New Jersey Senate|
|Assumed office |
January 9, 2018
|Preceded by||Nia Gill|
|Member of the New Jersey Senate|
from the 29th district
|Assumed office |
January 8, 2008
|Preceded by||Sharpe James|
Maria Teresa Ruiz
June 28, 1974
Newark, New Jersey
|Education||Drew University (BA)|
Maria 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 2016-2017 Legislative Session are:
|Democratic||M. Teresa Ruiz (incumbent)||16,078||78.3|
|Democratic||M. Teresa Ruiz (incumbent)||9,076||85.0|
|Republican||Aracelis Sanabria Tejada||1,598||15.0|
|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 2016-2017 Session". New Jersey Legislature. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
- "Official List Candidates for State Senate For GENERAL ELECTION 11/05/2015 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 4, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
- 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|
| Member of the New Jersey Senate
for the 29th district
| President pro tempore of the New Jersey Senate|