Meet Ruth

Ruth is running for democracy

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Ruth with Mom & brother Paul


Ruth "Truth" Torres

Ruth is a strategic and hands-on problem solver uniting stakeholders for mutual goals, turning chaos into order while championing worker rights for over 25 years.

The name “Ruth” means friend. Ruth believes the best way to be a friend is to tell the truth, especially to those who don’t want truth but need it. Torres means “towers”. A lighthouse is a graphic for the person Ruth strives to be.

Ruth is motivated by her ability to solve complex problems and bring opposing groups together to make positive impact to people’s lives.

Raised in Chicago and Miami, Ruth has called Dallas home for almost 15 years. Ruth went from foster homes & homeless shelters, a 10th grade dropout and single mother to become an HR Leader, entrepreneur, business professor, lecturer, author and Executive Director for a non-profit organization for at-risk youth.

Ruth is a strategy, process improvement and legal compliance expert leading organizations from start-up to bankruptcy reorganizations & culture changes aligning programs & policies for impactful, profitable results. She earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Dallas College and Dallas Baptist University via a daily 14 mile bicycle ride, a Master’s Degree in International Management from Florida International University, as well as SPHR and mediation certifications. Ruth left an Executive Regional role with a national organization to start an HR Consulting firm in 2007.

She is 3rd of 6 kids to parents Linda Sue, a white country girl from rural Kentucky and Andres a black Puerto Rican, both from rural farming families.

Ruth embraces all of who she is and often describes herself as being like café con leche (coffee with creamer). 

Ruth’s diverse background exposed her to racial and socio-economic dynamics lighting a passion to foster honest, results oriented conversations to address social justice issues and improve inter-racial relationships.

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Ruth & kids: Jermain, Tonya, Kayla, Ruth, Lara & Calvert

Ruth has 5 beautiful racially diverse children, 2 daughters with a police officer and 3 she took as her own when their mother’s died due to lack of adequate medical care. In 2023, Ruth became an empty nester and a grandmother. Ruth’s old man of 18 years is a jealous beast that still lives up to his name, Chase Trouble.

In 2016, Ruth discovered government corruption that required her to shake-off generations of conditioning to accept things as they have always been to instead fight for equity, justice and due process rights promised by our constitution.

These experiences as well as the murder of George Floyd and the January 6th insurrection and attack on our democracy made Ruth realize the need to TRY to make things better for all of our children and grandchildren, it’s the motivation behind her commitment to serve District 5.

Ruth is running for Democracy, for a government that works for the people instead of against us.

Ruth’s exposure to racial and socio-economic dynamics lit a passion to address social justice issues actively serving the community since responding to an alter call at OCBF in 1998 including:

  • Ruth wrote proposed legislation to stop street racing after 8 year old Olivia was killed in 2019, gaining bi-partisan support for HB2315, HB3212 & SB1766, passed in 2021 to protect lives across Texas.
  • Ruth, with the help of DISD Trustee Camile White, recovered $32M in DISD bond funds to the district which will build a new high school in Seagoville.
  • Texas Organizing Project
  • Dallas Board of Adjustment
  • DPD Chief Community Board
  • Neighborhood Coalition Dallas
  • Dallas County Democratic Party
  • The Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center
  • OCBF Project Turn-Around Advisory Board
  • NTX Regional Housing Assessment Project
  • Increased affordable housing units in downtown
  • Opposing privatization of public education
  • Litigation against government corruption
  • NAACP state & national, Resolutions Chair
  • PTSA Executive Board, Booker T. Washington HSPVA
  • Coalition Partner gaining DPD Community Police Oversight Board



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