Rep. Raul Ruiz was first elected to Congress in 2012, representing California’s 36th Congressional District, which includes several communities in the Inland Empire. Prior to running for Congress, Rep. Ruiz was a practicing physician, and he was the first Latino to receive three graduate degrees from Harvard University. Congressman Ruiz serves on the powerful House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Congressman Ruiz supports J Street’s pro-peace, pro-Israel initiatives in Congress. In the last Congress, he was a cosponsor of House Resolution 326, which reaffirmed Congress’s commitment to a two-state solution and opposed settlement expansion and annexation.