Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A historical political resource." 
Email: Password:

  Ruskin, Ira
NameIra Ruskin
Redwood City, California , United States
Born November 12, 1943
DiedJuly 03, 2014 (70 years)
ContributorSummer Intern
Last ModifedDavid
Nov 12, 2020 03:37pm
Tags Judaism -
InfoIra Ruskin is a city councilman and former mayor of Redwood City, the largest city in the District, elected to the City Council in 1995 and re-elected in 1999 and 2003. He finished first in a field of twelve in the first election, first in a field of six in the second election and first in a field of seven in 2003. He was chosen unanimously by his peers as mayor from 1999 - 2001.

ra Ruskin is a communications consultant. For twenty years, he has provided communications tools for technology companies, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, and for non-profit and government agencies. Ira develops communications strategies and materials for marketing, sales and public relations.

Ruskin received his MA from Stanford University in Communications and his BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley.

Government Positions (Elected and Appointed) and Other Board Positions

Redwood City Council, elected 1995, re-elected 1999, re-elected 2003
Mayor of Redwood City, 1999-2001
Chair, Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (current)
Chair, San Francisco Bay Area Regional Water System Financing Authority (current)

CalFED ABAG Task Force (current)

Chair, Water Management Subcommittee (current)
Organization of Chinese Americans, San Mateo County, Advisory Board (current)
Redwood City Education Foundation, Advisory Board (former Executive Board member)
San Mateo County Transportation Authority (current)
San Mateo County Criminal Justice Council (current)
San Mateo County Joint Powers Authority (for emergency medical response) � former
San Mateo County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Advisory Board (former)

Candidate website


Title Purchase Contributor

Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

Date Category Headline Article Contributor

Importance? 0.00000 Average


  11/04/2008 CA State Assembly 21 Won 70.93% (+41.87%)
  06/03/2008 CA State Assembly 21 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 CA State Assembly 21 Won 67.73% (+35.46%)
  06/06/2006 CA State Assembly 21 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 CA State Assembly 21 Won 51.55% (+3.09%)
  03/02/2004 CA State Assembly 21 - D Primary Won 37.32% (+0.73%)
Santa Clara County District Attorney - Jun 08, 2010 R Dolores Carr
San Jose City Council - District 5 - Jun 08, 2010 N Xavier Campos
CA - District 10 - Special Election - Sep 01, 2009 D Mark DeSaulnier
CA State Assembly 19 - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Jerry Hill
CA - District 37 - Special Election Runoff - Aug 21, 2007 D Laura Richardson