Patricia Rucker


PO Box 507
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425



Legislative Address:
State Capitol, Room W-223
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25305-0800

Senator Patricia Rucker is endorsed by the Finish Line Political Action Committee of the WV Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding Industry

  Press Release - October 25, 2020 Today, the Finish Line Political Action Committee, representing members of the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry, released a statement announcing their endorsement of Senator Patricia Rucker.   In their statement they said: “The West Virginia Finish Line Political Action Committee endorses Sen. Rucker for her strong commitment to the WV thoroughbred breeding and racing industries by her willingness to address the issues that are important to our m


Major Broadband Expansion in West Virginia – Press Release

Press Release - October 14, 2020   Leading the Way on Broadband  Charleston, WV—Governor Jim Justice and Republican Legislative leaders and candidates held a press conference today at the State Capitol to discuss their efforts to expand broadband as well as the next steps to ensuring that as many West Virginians as possible have reliable high-speed internet.  This involves a $1 Billion investment in fiber optic broadband across the state.  State Senator Patricia Rucker has helped lead th


At the Breeders Cup

It was an honor to present the trophy to the winner of the 4th race at the Breeders Cup Saturday night in Charles Town at the track.  Congratulations to jockey Reshawn Latchman and to owners John McKee and Cynthia O'Bannon.  I presented the trophy to Ms. O'Bannon.      


Senator Rucker Endorsed by The West Virginia Nurses Political Action Committee

  Press Release - The West Virginia Nurses Political Action Committee Endorses Senator Patricia Rucker Harpers Ferry - September 14th, 2020 Last week the WVN - PAC issued the following statement endorsing  Senator Patricia Rucker: "The West Virginia Nurses Political Action Committee (WVN-PAC) is pleased to endorse your candidacy in the upcoming election. We appreciate your interest and support of nurses and the health care issues vital to all West Virginians.  The WV Nurses - PAC represents


The Issue of Safety

As I meet with constituents I’m often asked what I’ve done to make West Virginia a safer place.  Throughout my first term as your Senator, safety has been a priority.  Here are some examples of legislation that I helped to create and enact into law. Safety for children: Child Protection - Designating local Fire Departments as safe surrender sites for children in need of immediate physical protection School safety – legislation from earlier this year requiring video cameras to be used i


The NRA Endorses Patricia Rucker

  I am pleased to announce that I have been endorsed by the National Rifle Association. 


The WVCDL Endorses Patricia Rucker – gives her opponent an F

I am proud to announce that I've been endorsed by the West Virginia Citizens Defense League.   In Senate District 16, the WVCDL endorses Patricia Rucker (R). Patricia Rucker has been an active and engaged force in the Senate on behalf of the right to keep and bear arms. Her opponent, Pete Dougherty (D) has an F grade with WVCDL. As Sheriff of Jefferson County, Dougherty suspended CHL applications/renewals, and added an unlawful additional fee.      


Senator Rucker Receives Legislative Leadership Award for the Arts

In the Summer 2020 edition of Art Works Magazine, published by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, West Virginia State Senator Patricia is cited for a Legislative Leadership Award for the category of  Arts in Education.   "I am honored to have received this award", said Senator Rucker, "I believe that the Arts are an important part of the education process - it's a necessary component of a well rounded education experience".   The announcement appeared in the latest


Americans For Prosperity WV Endorses Senator Rucker

AFP-WV Endorses State Senator Patricia Rucker AUG 6, 2020 BY AFP Grassroots group will engage activists to help policy champion get re-elected CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia (AFP-WV) today announced an additional candidate endorsement to accompany the group’s first-ever support for statehouse candidates. The grassroots organization will now engage their activists and resources toward reelecting policy champion, State Senator Patricia Rucker. Patricia Rucker helpe


Independence Day

Independence Day is upon us.  It is one of the few holidays that is celebrated on the same date every year: July 4th.   It is an especially important date for me because the independence that we enjoy here as American citizens is something that most people around the world do not get to experience. I arrived here the United States as a child; my family is originally from Venezuela.  My father was a journalist. During that time Venezuela went through some dramatic changes.  Those changes le