Patricia Rucker


PO Box 507
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425



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

Our National Nightmare is Over

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case. The ruling overturns Roe v. Wade and effectively removes the federal government from the abortion debate turning it back over to the individual states where it belongs. West Virginia already has statutes that protect the unborn. These statutes that represent the will of the majority of West Virginians will now be able to return to their full effect and original intent.


Senator Patricia Rucker: Interview On School Choice

Last month I was interviewed on the Ricochet Audio Network by Cara Candal and Gerard Robinson on their show: The Learning Curve.  It is Episode #88 from May 25th.  The name of the Episode is: WV State Sen. Patricia Puertas Rucker on Universal School Choice And you can link to it here: The interview begins at the 13:30 mark.  I really enjoyed participating in this interview and I


Memorial Day

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day.  This holiday is uniquely American.  On this day we honor those who made the ultimately sacrifice in service to our nation. The day looks perfect for spending time outdoors with family and friends.  As we enjoy this great holiday we should remember those great patriots who gave their lives to ensure that we are free to enjoy this day.  I will be saying a prayer thanking those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.  The United States of America


Martin Luther King Jr

Today we celebrate the life of a man of courage.  He was a man of God and he wasn't afraid to speak out about things that matter. He had a dream and he paid the ultimate price for it.  If he were alive today I'm sure that Martin Luther King Jr would be saddened by the divisions that currently exist in our society.  We owe it to ourselves to make our dreams a reality.  My dream is that we can all work together to make our world, our nation and our state a better place.  


Happy New Year!

I wish for everyone a happy, healthy and blessed New Year.  2021 was filled with challenges. But challenges make us better and stronger if we accept them and take them on in the right spirit.  Let's work together to make 2022 a great year for each and every one of us!  


A Christmas Wish

From my family to you and your family a Christmas wish of peace on earth and good will to men.  My family and I wish you and yours a joyous and blessed Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our lord and savior.  


Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday.  No matter what we might face going forward we need to remember that we have so much to be thankful for.  I am grateful for all of the blessings in my life.  I wish you a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!


Veterans Day

Today, as we have done for more than a century, we honor those who have served the United States Armed Forces.  I am grateful to all of you who have served and I always keep you in my prayers.  I am proud to serve in the legislature of the state with the most veterans per capita - West Virginia.  To all of our Veterans, thank you for your service! 


Redistricting is Now Complete

The new voting district maps are now complete.  I am happy to report that the West Virginia House of Delegates is now comprised of 100 single Delegate districts.  This will greatly improve accountability.  You can find the information regarding the new district maps here:    


Senator Rucker to Participate in Leadership Program for Southern State Government Officials

Senator Patricia Rucker to Participate in Leadership Program for Southern State Government Officials  CHARLESTON – Senator Patricia Puertas-Rucker, R-Jefferson, will participate in the 2021 Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills (CALS) in Little Rock, Ark., from Oct. 2-6. CALS is the annual leadership program of the Southern Office of The Council of State Governments. Each year, the program brings together officials selected from three branches of government in 15 Southern states