Ruth L. Ulrich
Ruth L. Ulrich (born 1962) is the former Republican National Committeewoman from Louisiana. Earlier, she was a radio producer, writer, and sometimes on-air replacement for conservative talk radio host Moon Griffon (pronounced GRE FONN), who broadcasts statewide from his studio in Monroe, the seat of Ouachita Parish in northeastern Louisiana. On February 23, 2008, Ulrich was elected as national committeewoman, a position which automatically made her a member of the Republican National Committee. She succeeded former State Representative Kay Kellogg Katz, also of Monroe, as the state's national committeewoman.
In 2012, Ulrich lost her District 16 seat on the Republican State Central Committee to former U.S. Representative John Cooksey, also of Monroe, by a vote of 620 (40.4 percent) to 913 (59.7 percent).
In the general election held on November 17, 2007, Ulrich was defeated in a bid for the open District 5 seat on the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. She polled 49,818 votes (48 percent) to Democrat Keith K. Guice's 54,550 (52 percent). The district includes seventeen parishes in north and central Louisiana. Guice, also of Monroe, carried the endorsement of the teacher organizations. He will hence succeed the 15-year Democratic incumbent James Stafford. Guice led in eleven parishes. Ulrich prevailed in Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Rapides, Richland, and Union parishes. .
Ulrich was chairman of the Louisiana Bush-Cheney presidential electors in 2004. She serves on the Monroe Historic Preservation Commission. She is a past vice president of the Garden District Neighborhood Alliance and past president of the Monroe Garden Club. In 2005, U.S. Senator David Vitter nominated her to represent Monroe at the Business and Professional Women’s Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.
- Louisiana primary election returns, March 24, 2012. staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved on November 29, 2012.
- Louisiana general election returns, November 17, 2007. staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved on November 29, 2012.
- Vitter for Senate.gov