Dr. Raul Ruiz
US Rep for California’s 36th District
- Dr. Raul Ruiz grew up in the community of Coachella, California, where both of his parents were farmworkers. From a young age, he aspired to become a doctor, and worked to make his dream a reality. After graduating from high school, he went door-to-door in his community to ask local business owners to help him pay for college, making a promise to return home and practice medicine.
- He graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a BS in Physiological Sciences and went on to Harvard to earn his Medical Degree. Dr. Ruiz fulfilled his promise to return home after completing his medical training, and worked in the Emergency Department at Eisenhower Medical Center.
- Seeking to expand his impact on the community, Dr. Ruiz ran for Congress and defeated a seven term Republican incumbent. In Congress Dr. Ruiz uses his training and experience in science and as a physician to fight to protect the environment and expand the clean energy economy.