Student sees victory in campaign manager role
March 27, 2012
This spring, Anthony Ruiz ’13 took his interest in political science out of the classroom and onto the campaign trail.
Ruiz recently landed a job as campaign manager for Rob Solomon, who is running for Beaverton City Council. Since joining Solomon’s team, Ruiz has attracted 10 more Lewis & Clark students and plans to harness their energy to involve the youth of Beaverton in the election process.
Ruiz’s interest in politics dates back to the 2008 presidential election. After seeing staffers present then-Senator Obama’s campaign at his high school, Ruiz started the Students for Barack Obama club. He then volunteered with Senator Harry Reid’s reelection campaign in 2010 and accepted an internship with the senate majority leader in Washington, D.C., in 2011.
While Ruiz won’t speculate about his personal political ambitions, he does recognize the tremendous chance he has been given. “It is a fantastic opportunity,” Ruiz said. “Not many 20-year-olds can say they have been a campaign manager.”