Representative Ruth Ann Gaines View All Years
Serving third term in House.
Received B.A. in drama/speech from Clarke College, Dubuque. Received M.A. in dramatic art from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Memberships and Activities
Served on State Foster Care Review Board, Loras College Board of Regents, Very Special Arts Iowa, Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, Eyerly-Ball Board, YWCA Board, NAACP Board, Hospice of Central Iowa, Repertory Theater of Iowa, Drama Workshop, Iowa Arts Council, Holy Family Foundation Board, Des Moines Area Religious Council, Westminister House Board, Des Moines Tutoring Board, and Des Moines Optimist Club Charter Member. Currently: Friends of Des Moines Human Rights and past president, Candeo Board, Iowa Juneteenth Observation Board, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Graduate Chapter.
Birth and Residence
Born in 1947 in Des Moines. Raised and resides in Des Moines.