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Patricia Rucker is a Republican member of the West Virginia Senate, representing the 16th District since January 11, 2017. The first Hispanic woman to represent West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, Rucker emigrated from Venezuela with her family in 1981 and became a U.S. citizen in 2004.[1]

Patricia Rucker
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 16th district
Assumed office
January 11, 2017
Serving with John Unger
Preceded byHerb Snyder
Personal details
Born
Patricia Elena Puertas[1]

(1974-04-27) April 27, 1974 (age 44)
Caracas, Venezuela
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceHarpers Ferry, West Virginia, U.S.
Alma materTrinity Washington University (B.A.)

Election resultsEdit

West Virginia Senate District 16 (Position B) election, 2016[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patricia Rucker 22,499 52.79%
Democratic Stephen Skinner 20,122 47.21%
Total votes 42,621 100.0%
West Virginia House District 67 election, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephen Skinner (incumbent) 2,636 51.29%
Republican Patricia Rucker 2,503 48.71%
Total votes 5,139 100.0%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jayme Metzgar (February 14, 2017). "Meet the Venezuelan-Born Mom Who Ran for State Senate to Stop Socialism". The Federalist. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Statewide Results: General Election - November 8, 2016". West Virginia Secretary of State. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Statewide Results: General Election - November 4, 2014". West Virginia Secretary of State. Retrieved October 30, 2017.

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