Ruth Esparza is a Wenatchee City Councilmember. She attended Wenatchee Valley College earing her Associates of Arts Degree in 2000. She graduated from Gonzaga University with a Political Science Degree in 2002. At Gonzaga University School of Law, Ruth earned a Juris Doctorate Degree in 2005.

After graduating from law school, Ruth moved back to her hometown of Wenatchee and began to work at Northwest Justice Project representing victims of domestic violence and procuring the safety of families. Ruth’s passion for public service drives her to serve on the Chelan/Douglas County United Way Board for over 10 years. She’s also an active member of the Wenatchee Downtown Rotary and Rotary Foundation.

I am honored and humbled to have served you as a Wenatchee City Council Member the last three years.  During my term I have collaborated with community stakeholders to find solutions to the challenges of population growth.  Through a fiscal conservative approach to spending, the city finances are continuing to progress towards a healthy economy.   My goals for our future are to maintain a balanced budget and preserve essential services, prioritize housing development, support the business community, enhance community safety, and continue to work on engaging the residents of Wenatchee as one vibrant community.


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  • Jim West endorsed

    “I endorse Ruth Esparza for re-election for Wenatchee City Council Member. Ruth works hard to study the issues facing the City of Wenatchee and to find solutions. Ruth is proud to be a representative for all the people in the Wenatchee area.”

June 10, 2017

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    “I endorse Ruth Esparza for re-election for Wenatchee City Council Member. Ruth works hard to study the issues facing the City of Wenatchee and to find solutions. Ruth is proud to be a representative for all the people in the Wenatchee area.”

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