Patricia Rucker


PO Box 507
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425



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

Fairer Tax Structure for WV

I love living in Jefferson County and West Virginia, but am concerned about the direction of our state.  Despite the wonderful resources we have been blessed with, we lag behind in economic opportunity. It almost seems as if our leaders in Charleston have insisted in holding us back. The new Republican controlled legislature has made initial progress in reforming our legal system – something I consider absolutely essential if we want to allow our economy to thrive. I am encouraged by the reforms that have been realized regarding joint and several liability and the non-partisan election of judges.  These are important, however, we need to take the next step and create an intermediate court of appeals.  This will help our legal system work more efficiently by making justice more accessible and timely. Additionally, we still have a long way to go in reducing excessive regulations that have strangled economic growth and constrained our ability to compete with neighboring states. 

I am for tax relief for citizens and business alike.  We need a lower, fairer tax structure.  We need to reduce waste in government spending.  The burden of state government must be reduced so that there is greater freedom and liberty for all. 

You deserve representation in Charleston that is responsible and responsive.  I would be grateful for your support so that we can work together to get West Virginia on the right track. Together we can get our economy growing, creating jobs and prosperity for all West Virginians.