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.
|Member of the West Virginia Senate|
from the 16th district
|Assumed office |
January 11, 2017
Serving with John Unger
|Preceded by||Herb Snyder|
Patricia Elena Puertas
April 27, 1974
|Residence||Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Trinity Washington University (B.A.)|
|Democratic||Stephen Skinner (incumbent)||2,636||51.29%|
- Jayme Metzgar (February 14, 2017). "Meet the Venezuelan-Born Mom Who Ran for State Senate to Stop Socialism". The Federalist. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
- "Statewide Results: General Election - November 8, 2016". West Virginia Secretary of State. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
- "Statewide Results: General Election - November 4, 2014". West Virginia Secretary of State. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
- West Virginia Legislature - Senator Patricia Rucker official government website
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Patricia Rucker (WV) profile
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