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Representative Raul Ruiz, MD

by Jasmine Phiri

March 3, 2021

U.S. House of Representatives

Dr. Raul Ruiz grew up in the community of Coachella, California, where both of his parents were farmworkers, and achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a physician through public education. He continued his work as an Emergency Room Doctor until he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. He represents California’s 36th District, and currently serves as Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for the 117th Congress.

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