Scientology ex-Sea Orger with ties to dark secrets running for city council in Oregon - 2020-09-26
We're always interested when a Scientologist runs for political office. It doesn't happen very often, and in recent years it's been particularly rare. There was a married couple who each ran for office in Nevada (one of them, Brent Jones, did serve as a state legislator but failed in his bid to move up to lieutenant governor). And there was a county clerk in Texas who left office last year, and he is now running for Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector.
It's uncommon for Scientologists to run. But in Oregon, there's an even more unusual situation that has us excited. A former Scientology Sea Org worker is not only running for city council, she has some fascinating ties to some of Scientology's darkest secrets.
Brittany Ruiz is an anti-vaxx mom who is trying to unseat McMinnville, Oregon Council President Kellie Menke in Ward 2 in the election that will be held on November 3. There hasn't been much press coverage of this race, even locally, with just one article we could find describing Ruiz as one of several candidates who are conservatives trying to unseat more moderate Republicans.