Patricia Rucker


PO Box 507
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425



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

Happy West Virginia Day!

West Virginia Day, June 20th, 2024.  June 20th is West Virginia Day.  161 years ago on this date, West Virginia became the first and only state to secede from another state. Virginia had seceded from the Union, but there were certain counties in the western part of the state that formed their own government under Frances Pierpont in Wheeling.  These counties wanted to be part of the Union.  According to Wikipedia: “After two years of legal maneuvering, West Virginia was formally admitted


Father’s Day

I hope everyone is having a great Father's Day.  To all of the fathers out there have a blessed day.  What you do is the most important thing in life!  


On this Memorial Day……

We must never forget why we have this three day weekend.  Memorial Day is not just about cookouts and enjoying time with friends and family.  Memorial Day is for honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we CAN enjoy those wonderful things.   This Memorial Day, as we enjoy these precious moments, let us say a prayer for the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.  They deserve our eternal gratitude.  We need to dedicate ourselves to ensuring that their sacrifice


Thank YOU!

Yesterday, we won, and I want to send out a great big heart felt.........               Thank YOU! to everyone who helped make this victory possible.  It was a great victory in a very hard fought and competitive race.  This win was made possible because of the amazing team effort and the consistent hard work of all of us working together each and every day of the campaign.   Now the work begins again. We live in turbulent times and we will be tested every step of the way.  I look f


Senator Rucker Endorsed by the WV Health Freedom PAC

May 4, 2024, Harpers Ferry --- The Rucker for WV campaign is pleased to announce that WV Senator Patricia Rucker has been endorsed by the WV Health Freedom PAC.  In their endorsement letter the organization made the following statement: "The WV Health Freedom PAC is pleased to announce our endorsement of your campaign. Health freedom has become a hot topic issue in the last several years and there is much work to do. It is our hope to work closely with you in the future to craft legislation th


About judicial reform….

Over the years I have worked to enact judicial reform in West Virginia. We need a system that enables citizens and their attorneys to participate in an environment that everyone believes is fair.  It is essential that everyone that participates in the judicial process has confidence that the law is followed in the verdicts handed down and in the settlements reached. We must maintain a balance between the interested parties. We've come a long way since the days when our state was considered a "


Have a Blessed Easter!

  From myself and my family to you and yours Have a Blessed Easter.  In these troubled times, now more than ever we need the lord's help.    


Patricia Rucker endorses Tom Willis for WV Senate

Harpers Ferry - March 21 2024 Today Senator Patricia Rucker released the following statement:  I am Patricia Rucker, the senior senator from West Virginia’s 16th District.  I have refrained from making endorsements in local state races up until now, but I am going to make an exception regarding the race for West Virginia State Senate in the 15th District, the one that includes all of Morgan County and parts of Berkeley and Hampshire.  I believe that Tom Willis is the right individual for t


Senator Patricia Rucker Receives Friend of Nursing Award

Charleston  WV - February 25, 2024.   At the WVNA Policy Summit Dinner and Nurses' Day at the Capitol event, Patricia Rucker was one of two West Virginia State Senators to be recognized by the West Virginia Nurses Association as a Friend of Nursing.   "I am so honored to be recognized as a Friend of Nursing", said Senator Rucker, "nurses are the unsung heroes of our healthcare system. This honor touches my heart. My husband is a nurse and I am very aware of how important this job is" she a


WV Federation of Republican Women Honors Senator Patricia Rucker

  The West Virginia  Federation of Republican Women has chosen West Virginia State Senator Patricia Rucker of the 16th District to receive their 2024 Legislator of the Year award.  "I am so thrilled to have received this award.  It is truly an honor.  This organization has done so much to empower women in our state and to promote women's issues.  I am grateful to be chosen for this award".  WVFRW provides the avenue for women to influence policy, develop candidates, and elect the leade