Patricia Rucker


PO Box 507
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425



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

Art Competition Submissions Extended to March 5

  Deadline for 2021 Youth Congressional Art Competition Submissions Extended to March 5 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The deadline to turn in submissions for the 2021 Youth Congressional Art competition has been extended to Friday, March 5, 2021. The competition is open to high school students only. Exceptions will be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades on one campus. Artwork submissions can be mailed or hand delivered to the Culture Center in Charleston and must be received by staff no


Press Release – Senator Patricia Rucker Committee Assignments for 85th Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     Release Date: December 10, 2020 Senator Patricia Rucker Named Chairman of Education Committee for 85th Legislature CHARLESTON – Senator Patricia Rucker, R-Jefferson, has been named Chairman of the Education Committee for the 85th Legislature. Senator Rucker also will serve as a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development, Banking and Insurance, Confirmations, Health and Human Resources, Judiciary


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