is a proven leader.
In 1999 she began her political service as co-chairman of the bond campaign in support of a new Mecklenburg County courthouse.
Two years later, as a member of the Board of County Commissioners, she
fought to keep the promise made to voters about the site and cost of the courthouse.
has chaired Kids Voting at the county and state levels, educating children across North Carolina about democracy and the importance of voting.
She has served on over 20 boards and committees, including the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women, Charlotte's Children's Theater and the national board of Peacemaker Ministries.
She chaired the Board of Managers at the Dowd YMCA.
Ruth has consistently championed common sense environmental plans and has served on the board of the Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Little Sugar Creek Greenway.
As a legislator, Ruth
has continued this leadership tradition by advocating for responsible stewardship of our economic and environmental resources.
In 2008, she
won the inaugural "Green Government Leader Award" from the Charlotte Business Journal
and was recognized by several business and advocacy groups a a freshman to watch.
In 2009, Ruth
was named a "Rising Star" by the NC League of Conservation Voters, and the NC Sustainable Energy Association
as Legislator of the Year in 2011.
After the 2010 election, Ruth
was chosen by her
colleagues to serve as House Majority Whip.
In that role, she
built consensus among GOP caucus members on a variety of important issues during the 2011 legislative session, which turned out to be one of the most productive in memory.
Ruth is honored to be serving as Republican Conference Leader as well as Chairman of the Banking Committee and the Environmental Review Commission.
is proud of her
accomplishments, but knows that more must be done if our state is to meet its promise as the premier place to live, work and recreate.
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