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Raul Ruiz's Biography

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 36, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (CA) - District 36

Contact Information

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Post Office Box 3433
Palm Desert, CA 92261
Phone: 760-360-2495

445 East Florida Avenue - Second Floor
Hemet, CA 92543

43875 Washington Street
Suite F
Palm Desert, CA 92211

2342 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Raul Ruiz

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Monica; 2 Children: Sky, Sage

Birth Date:

08/25/1972

Birth Place:

Zacatecas, MX

Home City:

Palm Desert, CA

Religion:

Adventist

MPH, Harvard University, 2007

MD, Harvard University at Cambridge, 1995-2001

MPP, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, 2001

BS, University of California at Los Angeles, 1994

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 36, 2012-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 36, 2018, 2020

Former Member, Communications and Technology Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Environment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Natural Resources Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Health, United States House of Representatives

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Veterans’ Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Expedition Physician, TCS Expeditions, 2007-present

Former Emergency Room Physician, Eisenhower Medical Center

Former Resident, Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Former Medical Director, J/P Haitian Relief Organization

Former Consultant, Ministries of Health, El Salvador

Former Consultant, Ministries of Health, Serbia

Senior Associate Dean, University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, 2011-2012

Fellow, International Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2006-2007

Founder, Coachella Valley Healthcare Initiative

Director, Coachella Valley Healthcare Initiative

Founder, Future Physician Leaders Program

Volunteer, Partners in Health

Awards:

Commander's Award for Public Service - US 82nd Airborne, 2010

Humanitarian Award - The California American College of Emergency Physicians, 2011

Humanitarian of the Year - Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce, 2010

Person of the Year Award - The Desert Magazine, 2011

Influential Latino of the Year - Inland Empire Hispanic Image Awards, 2009

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