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Ruud, Maria

House 2005-2010 (District 42A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1961
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Gender: Female
Religion: Presbyterian
Reported Minority: None Reported
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City of Residence (when first elected): Minnetonka
Occupation (when first elected): Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrician-Gynecologist; Park Nicollet Clinic, Brooklyn Center

EDUCATION

Bloomington Jefferson High School; Secondary;
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; B.S.N.; Nursing
University of California, San Francisco; M.S.N.; Nursing

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Mark
Children: Two children: Eric and Christian (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

She was of Croatian ancestry on her father's side.

She was raised in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42A
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Minnetonka
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Nurse Practitioner
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance: Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Minutes
  • Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Minutes
  • Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight: Licensing Division Minutes
  • Taxes Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Minnetonka
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Energy Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance: Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Minutes
  • Health and Human Services: Mental Health Division Minutes

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42A
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Minnetonka
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrician-Gynecologist; Park Nicollet Clinic, Brooklyn Center
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2008 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2005 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Dunn, Ruth. "Finding Common Ground: Ruud Wants to Connect Constituents to Government." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, March 11, 2005, p. 17.



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