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Ruth, Connie

House 2001-02 (District 28A); House 2003-08 (District 26A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Steele, Waseca

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1944
Birth Place: Canby, Minnesota
Birth County: Yellow Medicine
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Owatonna
Occupation (when first elected): Business; Cable Television Executive, Jones Intercable/Former Instructor and Distance Learning Coordinator, Southwest State University, Riverland Campuses

EDUCATION

Canby High School; Secondary;
Concordia University, St. Paul; B.A.; Organization Management and Communications
Concordia University, St. Paul; M.A.; Organizational Management

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Douglas "Doug" (he was a Minnesota county attorney)
Children: Three children: Greg and Jonathan (sons), Kirsten (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

She was raised on a farm. She moved to Owatonna, Minnesota around 1969.

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.

Total Days Served: 2925

SESSIONS SERVED

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 26A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2007 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Biosciences and Emerging Technology Minutes
  • Finance: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance Division: Transportation and Transit Policy Minutes

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 26A
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 26A
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 28A
Elected: 11/7/2000
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Business; Cable Television Executive, Jones Intercable/Former Instructor and Distance Learning Coordinator, Southwest State University, Riverland Campuses
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce, Jobs, and Economic Development
  • Commerce, Jobs, and Economic Development: Economic Development and Tourism Division
  • Transportation Finance
  • Transportation Policy
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2008 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2005 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Green, Craig. "Three More Say Goodbye." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, June 3, 2008, p. 39-40.

Watson, Mary Kay. "Preparation Pays Off." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 9, 2001, p. 18.



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