Ruth grew up in Dobbs Ferry, the youngest of eight children. She is the daughter of a political speech writer and a public school teacher. From an early age, her parents taught her the importance of public service and giving back to others. Ruth fondly remembers going to the House of Lee and shopping in Getty Square as a kid growing up in Westchester.
After graduating college in 1988, Ruth began her career as an investment analyst for a multinational investment firm. She went on to coordinate technology operations for several companies, including leading Y2K digital readiness operations for a regional department store chain, and creating the digital systems and employee training as a local shop owner.
Ruth is a 16 year resident of the district. She lives in Bronxville with her husband Kevin, their two kids, Andrew and Laura, and two shelter-dogs, Cupar and Pandy. Ruth and Kevin will celebrate their twenty-seventh anniversary this year.
Small Business Owner
Ruth and her husband run Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese, a mom-and-pop shop that is a vibrant part of the community and continues to thrive in the challenging retail environment.
Over the past eleven years, the shop has employed more than 100 people from neighboring communities, contributed more than $6 million in economic activity, paid significant sales taxes to the county, and improved the downtown experience for all!
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As the Court Clerk in Bronxville, Ruth devoted herself to increasing efficiencies between the Court and the DMV. During her tenure, she cleared a large backlog due to a reporting error, creating significant revenue for the court and greatly improving response times.
Ruth has served as the President of the Bronxville Library Board of Trustees, as Treasurer of the Yonkers Democratic Women’s Club, Aquehung, and has continued to volunteer at many community events.
The most important job of a County Legislator is configuring the budget ... and Legislator Walter knows budgets. In addition to her success with advocating for various community based organizations to be funded in the 2021 County Operating Budget, and small business experience, Ruth understands municipal budgets and has a history of saving money. Among her successes, Ruth helped amicably negotiate a four-year contract with the library labor union.