Rodolfo Armando “Rudy” Ruiz II is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Civil Division, in Florida. He was appointed to the court by Governor Rick Scott in November 2014 to fill the vacancy created by Judge Beth Bloom’s appointment to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
On May 7, 2018, President Donald Trump (R) nominated Ruiz to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Before his appointment to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Ruiz served as a judge on the Miami-Dade County Court in Florida. He was also appointed to this bench by Governor Rick Scott in April 2012. He appeared on the 2014 ballot unopposed for the Miami-Dade County Court seat, but because Ruiz serves on the Eleventh Circuit Court his re-election was invalid and his county court position remained vacant. Ruiz received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. On May 7, 2018, President Donald Trump (R) nominated Ruiz to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Hearings on his nomination were held on June 20, 2018, and the Senate Judiciary Committee reported his nomination out of committee on July 19, 2018.