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 on Fox News Discussing School Choice

Senator Rucker Discusses School Choice This interview aired on Friday morning March 26, 2021.    


Press Release: Op-ed submission from Senator Patricia Rucker

School Choice Can Unite West Virginia What’s past does not have to be prologue... That’s the message I want to share with Rev. Matthew J. Watts, who recently opined in this space that expanding access to private school options would cause further racial and economic segregation of West Virginia’s public schools. Rev. Watts points to the establishment in the 1950s of segregated, private education academies in response to court-ordered desegregation. Those academies were disgusting, and the


Senator Rucker’s Remarks from Committee Regarding the Hope Scholarship

Yesterday, March 9, 2021, Senator Patricia Rucker made the following remarks regarding the Hope Scholarship legislation:  


WV Dept of Arts, Culture and History to Begin Accepting Entries for Quilt Exhibition

Press Release: March 9, 2021 West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History to Begin Accepting Entries for Annual Juried Quilt Exhibition, Monday, March 29 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) will begin accepting entries for the 2021 West Virginia Quilts and Wall Hangings Juried Exhibition on Monday, March 29 through Monday, May 3, at 4 p.m. This is the 40th year for the exhibition which will open Friday, May 28. The free summer-long e


Senator Rucker introduces resolution to honor the Children’s Home Society

Senate Education Committee Chairman Patricia Rucker (R-Jefferson, 16th District) introduced a resolution today to celebrate 125 years of service to our children by the Children's Home Society of West Virginia.          


Sen. Patricia Rucker on HOPE Scholarship

Sen. Patricia Rucker talks about the HOPE Scholarship, along with its benefits and focus on providing educational opportunities to students


Sen. Patricia Rucker announces passage of Charter School Expansion

Sen. Patricia Rucker announces the passage of a bill to expand West Virginia's charter school program. This will increase children's educational opportunities throughout our state.


State Lawmakers Outline Education Goals For 2021 Session

Here's a recent article that appeared on the West Virginia Public Broadcasting website.   State Lawmakers Outline Education Goals For 2021 Session This press release expounds further on these issues:  Senate Education Chairman Patricia Rucker Praises Student Success Act’s Funding for Mental Health Services CHARLESTON – Senate Education Committee Chairman Patricia Rucker, R-Jefferson, today released a statement regarding the West Virginia Student Success Act and the benefits of the $30 mi


Social Media

  In solidarity with those that have been censored on social media, I have suspended my activities on Facebook and Twitter.   Regarding Twitter, please note this disturbing article from the NY Post.  If true, Twitter is sliding down a very slippery slope.   I will continue to keep posting here on my website.  Thank you for your support on this issue.  We need to come up with a solution for what appears to be an effort by "Big Tech" to stifle free speech.  Here's what the governor of Fl


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