Meet Ruby Faye Woolridge

Candidate for U. S. Congress - Texas 6th Congressional District

Ruby Faye with her mom, sisters,
brother-in-law and niece.

 

Personal

My experience as a divorced mother of two adult sons and one granddaughter helps me to relate to the challenges families are facing in their daily lives.  As a 33 year resident of Arlington, Texas my community participation has grown along with the city and Tarrant County

Birth Place: Oktaha, OK

Home City:  Arlington, TX

Religion:  Christian

Education

Completed Diaconal Ministry Program, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, 1999-2003

MEd, Counseling/Administration, Northeastern State University, 1976

BA, Education, Northeastern State College, 1971

Political Experience

Outreach Coordinator, Tarrant County Democratic Party, 2015-2016

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Texas, District 6, 2016

Precinct Chair, Tarrant County Democratic Party, 2012-2015

Election Judge, Tarrant County Elections Administration, 2012-2015

State Delegate, Texas Democratic Party, 2008-2014

Candidate, Texas State House of Representatives, District 94, 2004

State Democratic Executive Committee Member, Texas Democratic Party, 1996-2000

Member/Representative, Democratic Executive Committee, State of Texas, 1996-1998

President, Arlington Area Democratic Coalition, 1994-1995

Tarrant County District Clerk Nominee, Texas Democratic Party, 1994

School Board Candidate, Arlington Independent Schools, 1990

Former 2nd Vice President, Arlington NAACP

 

Professional Experience

Minister, present

Former Counselor

Educator

  • Fort Worth Independent Schools, 1987-2011
  • Mansfield Independent Schools, 1986-1987
  • Arlington Independent School District, 1984-1986
  • Oklahoma City Public Schools, 1981-1984
  • Muskogee Public Schools, 1971-1976

Education Administrator, Teledyne Economic Development Corporation, 1976-1980

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

Member Board of Directors, City of Arlington,Texas Parks and Recreation, 2015-present

Member, Retired Teachers Association, 2015-present

Member, Fort Worth Assembly, 2012-present

Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2010-present

President, Norwood Neighborhood Association, 2007-present

Elder Minister, The Potters House of Dallas, 2005-present

Member, Texas Coalition of Black Democrats, 1996-present

Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 1978-present

Member, Arlington Human Services Project, present

President, Arlington Black United Coalition

Member, Leadership Arlington

Member, League of Women Voters

Member, National Women's Political Caucus

Member, Texas Democratic Women's Club

Member, Women's Policy Forum

Senior Associate Pastor, Grace United Methodist Church, 1990-2015

Secretary-Treasurer, North Texas Higher Education Authority Board of Directors, 2008-2014

Member, Arlington Independent Schools Insider Committee, 2010

Member, Arlington 2025 Committee, 2003

Member, Arlington Schools Partners Committee, 1990-1992

Member, Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Additional Information

Awards:

Educator of the Year;
North Texas African American Hero;
Tarrant County Trailblazer;
Leadership Arlington

 

Priority Issues:

My priorities are: to provide a voice for the millions of disenfranchised voters who have given up on non-responsive government, provide affordable healthcare for every American by amending not ending the Affordable Care Act, improve our economy by working with like minded members of congress to pass legislation to rebuild infrastructure in our cities to create more jobs, work to insure that "Every Student Succeeds" Act is implemented and properly funded at the state and national levels. Allow college students more time to begin paying their student loans. Provide better healthcare for veterans, senior citizens and the disabled.

Publications:

Bloodlines-A Dynastical History of Blacks in Ft. Worth and Tarrant County and University of Texas-Arlington Women's Oral History Project.

Reason for Seeking Public Office:

In a district as diverse as Congressional District 6, residents need a representative who will serve all of them--rural and urban; rich and poor: all races and ethnic groups; hard working families and those who care about the environment. The incumbent has done a great job of representing the powerful, particularly the energy and large industrial companies, at the expense-- and to the detriment of those who suffer as a result of policies and practices made possible by regulations supported by the incumbent.

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