Georgiana Ruzich Receives Jackie Stevenson Award

Georgiana Ruzich, Senior Caucus Director, long-time DFL and CD 3 activist, received the inaugural Jackie Stevenson Award at a May 19 dinner honoring Jackie Stevenson who died on April 22, 2912. (Jackie Stevenson story)

This award is given to an individual who is the consummate volunteer; is active in many activities; comes up with ideas; and involves and engages others. Someone who is always there and always willing.

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“Georgiana Ruzich received the Jackie Stevenson Award because she is the consummate volunteer. Involved with the DFL for many years, including serving as chair of the Congressional District 3 DFL, working for the DFL Feminist Caucus and being involved with the DFL Senior Caucus, Ruzich epitomizes the ideals that Stevenson lived by.”

“It’s a great source of pride for me to have known and worked with Jackie and to share her vision of a progressive DFL Party,” Ruzich said. “The work has not been easy, but Jackie was there as a motivator every step of the way. The inspiration Jackie gave me and so many others was to fight the good fight and never give up goes a long way. I was just lucky enough to walk in her shadow for a while; thank you so much for this honor.”

(Go to for full article on the dinner.)


Georgiana Ruzich (left), accepting the Jackie Stevenson Award from Jackie’s daughter Leslee Tejada (center) and former DFL State Chair Rick Stafford (right). — at UFCW Local 653. (DFL CD3)


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