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 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


Memorial Day

I am grateful to all those who have served our country and have risked their lives in defense of our principles. I will forever remember those who gave their lives in service to America.  According to, in the aftermath of the Civil War many locations around the nation began holding ceremonies to honor the fallen soldiers on both sides of the deadliest conflict in American history. The death toll led to the institution of national cemeteries. People would come to decorate the graves


I Have Been Named to a Task Force Looking at African American Covid-19 Rates

We need more in depth analysis on the ways this crisis has impacted our community.  I am honored to have been asked to become part of this task force.  You can read more about it in this article in the Herald Mail.  


My Journal Sunday Column – Let’s work on safely getting our state re-opened….We’re All In This Together

I've gotten requests for reprints of my April 26th column in the Journal.  Here it is: Here is the full text: We Are All In This Together There have been many challenges throughout history posed by disease:  the Spanish Flu, AIDS, Swine Flu, Ebola, H1N1 and now COVID 19 – to name a few.  In the past the policy response has been to do risk assessment: identify the most vulnerable among us, protect those individuals and to identify the best protocols for treatment for the disease. With COVI