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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 27

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Ruth Luevanos

Teacher
6,660 votes (5.5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Invest in our public schools, childcare and state colleges and universities to give our children a better future
  • Create local jobs with living wages and benefits including renewable energy jobs, healthcare jobs, education jobs including vocational technical education programs.
  • Ensure everyone has access to healthcare through Medicare For All, building more local hospitals including a Veteran's Hospital in the district, having mental healthcare facilities, mental health services at schools, and permanent supportive housing

Experience

Biography

I have been a public school teacher in Los Angeles' public schools for over 22 years including the continuation high school where I currently teach in the San Fernando Valley.  I was elected as the first Latina to Simi Valley City Council in 2018 where I have also been a public servant.  I have a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from George Washington University, a Master's in Instructional Leadership and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.  I have used my experience on the front lines in the classroom and as a local elected official to advocate for underserved youth and their families, workers' rights, environmental justice, housing, law enforcement accountability, women's rights, immigrant rights and more. 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $49,530

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Arizona State University
$1,900
2
Employees of happy kids pediatrics
$1,500
3
Employees of Jon Landau Mgmt
$1,000
3
Employees of La County Dept Reg Planning
$1,000
3
Employees of Station A Inc.
$1,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 82.42%
Arizona 17.19%
New York 0.39%
82.42%17.19%

By Size:

Large contributions (57.99%)
Small contributions (42.01%)
57.99%42.01%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

As the first progressive Democrat elected to Simi Valley City Council I believe my job is to be a public servant and fight for EVERYONE in the community but especially for the disenfranchised populations.  I do not and will not take corporate money, developer money or fossil fuel money because I am a public servant here to fight for workers, families and our community. 

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