Delegate Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)

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59: Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell (part), and Nelson (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2015
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Finance, Militia, Police and Public Safety
Copatroning Habits
86% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 100% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 72% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
55.6% in 2013
Campaign Contributions
$1,133.66 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Top 10 Donors
Dominion Leadership Trust Political Fredericksburg $2,500
John and Margaret Whitlock Multi Media Richmond $2,000
Dave Albo for Delegate Political Springfield $1,300
Virginia Uranium Uranium Chatham $1,000
Majority Leaders PAC Political Colonial Heights $1,000
Dominion PAC Political Richmond $1,000
Abbott Laboratories Employee PAC Politcal IL $500
Virginia Bank PAC Political Glen Allen $500
Electric Cooperatives of Virginia Electric Utilties Glen Allen $500
Altria Client Services, Inc. Consulting Richmond $500

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Recent Mentions on Blogs

Weekly Update from <b>Delegate Matt Fariss</b> » Albemarle GOP

March 26, 2014
Hello Friends, Thank you for taking the time to read these newsletters every week. I enjoy being able to keep you up to date with what is going on in your community, in Richmond and around the state.

Mike Thomas Snuffing Out Conservative Votes with the Help of <b>...</b>

March 21, 2014
We heard it preached at the hostile Dem takeover of the Campbell GOP last night right before the new regime- who is now charged with re-electing Steve Newman, Delegate Kathy J. Byron, and Matt Fariss- SLATED OUR ...

NRA-ILA | Virginia: House Committee to Vote on Sunday Hunting <b>...</b>

January 21, 2014
House Bill 1237, sponsored by Delegate Todd Gilbert, repeals the ban on Sunday hunting on private lands while still prohibiting hunting within 200 yards of a house of worship and the hunting of deer with dogs. H.B. 1237 will be ... Delegate Matt Fariss (R-59). Rustburg. (804) 698-1059. Delegate Matthew James (D-80). Portsmouth. (804) 698-1080. Delegate Mark Keam (D-35). Vienna. (804) 698- ...

Democrat Candidate Charged with DUI | Bearing Drift

October 24, 2013
WELL, will Republicans DEMAND that Delegate Matt Fariss RESIGN because he has a police record noting his 'history of violence' in the case of a terrified woman calling police to protect here from Mr Farriss breaking ...

american maverick endorses zach martin for virginia <b>delegate</b>

May 3, 2013
In closing, he has received the full endorsement of several notable Virginians including Governor Allen, State Senator Newman and Delegate Matt Fariss. Recently, former Virginia Governor George Allen endorsed Zach's ...

Recent Mentions in the Media

Lynchburg News and Advance: Legislators talk about General Assembly session with local officials

March 28, 2014
More than a dozen elected officials gathered at the Appomattox Community Center on Thursday to discuss the Virginia General Assembly session so far. State Sen. Tom Garrett, R-Louisa, and Del. Matt Fariss, R-Campbell County, focused on why they ...

Lynchburg News and Advance: 50 years on, victims of forced sterilization still await justice

March 20, 2014
All four Lynchburg-area delegates ? Kathy Byron, R-Bedford County, Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge County, Matt Fariss, R-Campbell County, and Scott Garrett, R-Lynchburg ? voted for the budget bill, and all of them have said individually they support the ...

From this Legislator’s Twitter Feed

July 13, 2012

MattFariss: The 2012 Romney Campaign bus stopped by The Lynchburg Republican Headquarters!! #

July 13, 2012

MattFariss: The 2012 Romney Campaign bus stopped by The Lynchburg Republican Headquarters!! #

July 13, 2012

MattFariss: The 2012 Romney Campaign bus stopped by The Lynchburg Republican Headquarters!! #

June 25, 2012

MattFariss: Bobby & Harrison @ our chicken farm. #

June 25, 2012

MattFariss: Thanks to the South Central Association of Realtors- great food and fellowship at their annual BBQ in Farmville! #

These are all of the video clips of Matt Fariss’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2012. There are 27 video clips in all.


  • HB64: Stephen L. Thompson Memorial Highway; designating as a portion of Va. Route 24 in Town of Rustburg.
  • HB398: Statutes of limitation; accrual of right of action.
  • HB441: Motor vehicle insurance; salvage vehicles.
  • HB560: Land use permits; issued by VDOT to a company providing utility service solely for agricultural use.
  • HB741: Antique motor vehicles; exempted from exhaust system requirements.
  • HB856: Hazardous waste; removes requirement that permit is required from DEQ to transport.
  • HB857: Muzzle-loading rifle season; persons to wear certain blaze orange clothing.
  • HB858: State forest activity fee; Department of Forestry to promulgate emergency regulations to establish.
  • HB1042: Muzzleloading pistols; allowed to use certain pistols to hunt game birds, etc., in certain counties.
  • HB1071: Stormwater Management Program; delays implementation by local governments.
  • HB1168: Wetland and stream mitigation banks; state lands that are used to provide compensatory mitigation.
  • HJ110: Commending Altavista Combined School football team.
  • HJ146: Celebrating the life of Hugh T. Pendleton, Jr.
  • HJ215: Commending Charles Warren Falwell, Sr.
  • HJ227: Celebrating the life of Clayton Campbell Bryant, Sr.
  • HJ282: Celebrating the life of Floyd Withers Merryman, Jr.
  • HJ308: Commending the Appomattox Angels All-Star softball team.
  • HJ5040: Celebrating the life of James Rudolph Burgess.
  • HJ5047: Commending Altavista Combined School boys' basketball team.
  • HB1363: Private security services businesses; exempts certain employees and representatives from training.
  • HB2085: Consumer Counsel of Dept. of Law, Division of; replaces referenece to Office of Consumer Affairs.
  • HB2086: Agriculture and Consumer Services, Board of; regulatory powers.
  • HB2214: Licenses, restricted; issued when suspended for failure to pay fines and costs.
  • HB2248: Money laundering; adds investigations of violations to multijurisdiction grand juries.
  • HB2279: Children; placement of nonresident child in State residential facility.
  • HJ744: United Cherokee Indian Tribe of Virginia, Incorporated; State Recognition.
  • HJ765: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant Gregory Todd Copes.
  • HJ778: Commending J. R. Burgess.
  • HB742: Farm vehicles; distance limit.
  • HB743: Farm utility vehicles; tax exemption.
  • HB744: Interstate Compact on Placement of Children; placement of children in residential facility.
  • HB1219: Common Interest Community Board; authorized to terminate inactive condominium, etc., registrations.
  • HB1269: Zoning appeals, board of; appeals resulting in tie vote may be carried over until next meeting.
  • HJ498: Commending Stephen L. Thompson, M.D.
  • HJ499: Commending Hugh W. Rosser.