Ruth Ann Minner is an American politician and businesswoman know all about her in tis article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Professional Career.
|Name||Ruth Ann Minner|
|Birthdate ( Age)||17 January 1935|
|Place of Birth||Cedar Creek Hundred|
|Spouse/Partner||Roger Minner (m. 1969)|
|Children||Gary Ingram, Frank Ingram Jr., Wayne Ingram|
|Parents||Name not Known|
|Education||Delaware Technical Community College|
|Profession||Former Governor of Delaware|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $2 Million|
Ruth Ann Minneris an American politician and businesswoman from Milford, in Kent County, Delaware. A member of the Democratic Party, she served as the 72nd Governor of Delaware from 2001 to 2009. She previously served as the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Delaware from 1993 to 2001 and in the Delaware House of Representatives from 1975 to 1983 and then in the Delaware Senate from 1983 to 1993.
Ruth Ann Minner Family
Minner was born Ruth Ann Coverdale at Slaughter Neck in Cedar Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, near Milford. While growing up, she left high school at age 16 to help support her family. Subsequently, she married Frank Ingram with whom she had three children: Frank Jr., Wayne and Gary. When she was 32 her husband died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving her a single mother with three children. She earned her GED in 1968 and later attended Delaware Technical and Community College, while working two jobs to support the family.
Ruth Ann Minner Husband
Ruth Ann Minner married Roger Minner and together they operated a family towing business, the Roger Minner Wrecker Service. Roger Minner died of cancer in 1991.
Ruth Ann Minner Net Worth
Ruth Ann Minneris an American politician and businesswoman from Milford has an estimated Net Worth around $1 Million – $2 Million.
Ruth Ann Minner began her political career as a clerk in the Delaware House of Representatives and as a receptionist in the office of Governor Sherman W. Tribbitt. In 1974 she was elected to the State House as a member of the “Watergate Class,” a group of newly elected legislators from both parties, who came into office on a “good government” mission and a strong sense of their ability to make significant improvements.
Minner rose to become Delaware’s most powerful female politician, but she did it in a very conventional way, representing a rural, small town constituency, and building relationships and expertise by working in the legislative process over many years. She served four terms in the State House, from the 1975/1976 session through the 1981/82 session.
At various times she served as House Majority Whip and chair of the powerful Bond Bill Committee. She also chaired the Rules Committee. In that role she led several successful reforming efforts, including a change that removed the rule allowing Representatives to table roll call votes. This rule was used to help schedule votes when only the right combinations of Representatives were on the floor.
In 1982 Minner was elected to the Delaware Senate and served there from the 1983/1984 session through the 1991/1992 session. While in the State Senate Minner sponsored the Delaware Land and Water Conservation Act, a key piece of legislation that protected 30,000 acres (120 km²) of land and created the Delaware Open Space Council.
To fund the activities of this Council the General Assembly created the “Twenty-First Century Fund” from the proceeds of a multimillion-dollar corporate securities lawsuit. Elected Lieutenant Governor in 1992, she served two terms from January 19, 1993 to January 3, 2001. While in that position she chaired the Minner Commission on Government Reorganization and Effectiveness.
Minner was elected Governor of Delaware in 2000. She had secured the Democratic nomination after her long years in the General Assembly, as Lieutenant Governor and her demonstrated ability to run a campaign by her large statewide victory margins in 1992 and 1996. Her opponent in 2000 was Republican John M. Burris, who had barely survived a bitter September primary contest with retired judge William Swain Lee.
Minner won easily. As the incumbent Lieutenant Governor, Minner took office upon the resignation of Governor Thomas R. Carper on January 3, 2001 after he was elected to a seat in the U.S. Senate. Upon completing the unexpired term, Minner began her first full term on January 16, 2001. She served as the first female President of the Council of State Governments in 2005.