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Barbara Ruhe

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Barbara Ruhe (Republican) was a candidate who sought election to the Connecticut State Senate to represent District 1. Ruhe lost the general election on November 6, 2018.


Ruhe was a 2016, 2014, and 2012 Republican candidate for the same seat.

Elections

2018

General election
General election for Connecticut State Senate District 1

Incumbent John Fonfara (D) defeated Barbara Ruhe (R) and Barbara Barry (G) in the general election for Connecticut State Senate District 1 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

John Fonfara (D)
74.0
15,612

Barbara Ruhe (R)
23.9
5,044

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Barbara Barry (G)
2.1
447

Total votes: 21,103
Democratic primary election

The primary elections were canceled.

Republican primary election

The primary elections were canceled.


2016

Elections for the Connecticut State Senate took place in 2016. The primary election took place on August 9, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The candidate filing deadline was June 7, 2016.

Incumbent John Fonfara defeated Barbara Ruhe and Barbara Barry in the Connecticut State Senate District 1 general election.
Connecticut State Senate, District 1 General Election, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png John Fonfara Incumbent 74.81% 20,437
Republican Barbara Ruhe 22.15% 6,052
Green Barbara Barry 3.03% 829
Total Votes 27,318
Source: Connecticut Secretary of the State

Incumbent John Fonfara ran unopposed in the Connecticut State Senate District 1 Democratic primary.
Connecticut State Senate, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png John Fonfara Incumbent (unopposed)
Barbara Ruhe ran unopposed in the Connecticut State Senate District 1 Republican primary.
Connecticut State Senate, District 1 Republican Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Ruhe (unopposed)

2014

Elections for the Connecticut State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Incumbent John W. Fonfara was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Barbara J. Ruhe was unopposed in the Republican primary. Fonfara defeated Ruhe, Barbara A. Barry (G) and Alyssa S. Peterson (nonpartisan) in the general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Fonfara Incumbent 67.1% 11,097
Republican Barbara J. Ruhe 25% 4,135
Working Families John Fonfara Incumbent 4.9% 811
Green Barbara A. Barry 2% 335
Nonpartisan Alyssa S. Peterson 0.9% 156
Total Votes 16,534

2012

Ruhe ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut State Senate District 1. Ruhe ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. She was defeated by incumbent John Fonfara (R) and also faced Jeffery Russell (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Connecticut State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Fonfara Incumbent 80.7% 20,648
Republican Barbara Ruhe 17.4% 4,447
Green Jeffery Russell 1.9% 488
Total Votes 25,583

2010

Ruhe was uncontested in the August 10 primary. She was defeated by incumbent John Fonfara (D) in the November 2 general election.