Why I Run...
Ruby is a former elementary school administrator and community servant who has lived in Memphis for over a decade. Ruby was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Growing up in a rural community gave Ruby a strong work ethic and a commitment to her community.
Ruby is a Democratic candidate running for TN State Senate - District 31 who believes our community deserves safe, effective and funded school systems through a weighted funding model, the importance of passing the Medicaid expansion in Tennessee to address basic healthcare infrastructure and long haul COVID-19 symptoms for those in need, and increased investments in small businesses to accelerate economic recovery.
Who I am...
Ruby has worked with students, teachers, families, and community members. It was Ruby’s time as an elementary school administrator that shaped her desire to work in electoral politics fighting back against policy that makes it virtually impossible to meet the needs of children and everyday, hardworking people. Ruby has experienced first-hand how the lives of children and working people are deprioritized during COVID-19 pandemic.
Ruby believes that elected leaders should focus on saving and protecting lives, not using misinformation to take advantage of public trust.
Ruby serves the Memphis community as a former member of the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Memphis, a member of the Board of Directors at Leadership Preparatory Charter School, and as Census 2020 Complete Count subcommittee member. Ruby was recognized as a member of the Memphis Business Journal 2018 "40 Under 40" class and 2018 Outstanding Young Alumnus for the Fogelman College of Business at The University of Memphis. In addition to her local service, Ruby actively serves on several state and national governance boards.
In addition to volunteering hundreds of hours a year in the community, Ruby helps to elect other women to public office at every level of government.
Ruby is a proud alumna of The University of Florida where she studied Advertising, Political Science and minored in Secondary Education. Ruby completed her Master of Arts in Organizational Communication at Southeastern Louisiana University and her Master’s in Business Administration at The University of Memphis. Ruby is married and has two children under 5.