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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.)

District: 36th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: Aug. 25, 1972; Zacatecas, Mexico
Residence: Palm Desert
Religion: Seventh-day Adventist
Family: Wife, Monica Rivers
Education: U. of California, Los Angeles, B.S. 1994; Harvard U., M.D. 2001; Harvard U., M.P.P. 2001; Harvard U., M.P.H. 2007
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Natural Resources (Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs - Ranking Member; Water, Power and Oceans); Veterans' Affairs (Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs; Health)

Election History
2014generalRaul Ruiz (D) 72,68254.2
Brian Nestande (R) 61,45745.8
2012generalRaul Ruiz (D) 110,18952.9
Mary Bono Mack (R) 97,95347.1
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow California Rep. George Miller (D) is 5th.


California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@CongressmanRuiz)

Rep. Raul Ruiz has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.