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
87% 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
26.3% in 2014
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 in the Media

Lynchburg News and Advance: Sierra Club: Low marks for Lynchburg-area legislators

November 19, 2014
In its first General Assembly scorecard, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club slapped most of our local legislators with "F" ratings. The grades, released Tuesday, are based on nine key bills the environmental group tracked during the 2014 session.and more »

Lynchburg News and Advance: GOP Senate and House hopefuls rally supporters at Altavista cookout

July 20, 2014
More than 150 people attended the event in Altavista, including state Sen. Steve Newman, Del. Kathy Byron and Del. Matt Fariss. In his remarks to the crowd, Gillespie said the Virginia race could have national implications because it can put ...and more »

C-VILLE Weekly: Gerrymandered in Albemarle: Why does my delegate live 70 miles away?

January 31, 2014
In early January, Delegate Steve Landes drove from his home in Weyers Cave to Crozet, about 38 miles away, to meet with his constituents in the 25th District who live in Albemarle County. The first three questions he received in the town hall meeting ...

Lynchburg News and Advance: Virginia sterilization victims still waiting for justice

March 15, 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 ...

C-VILLE Weekly: We do: Eager-to-wed couples await judge's decision on gay marriage

February 11, 2014
We do: Eager-to-wed couples await judge's decision on gay marriageAll of Albemarle's Republican delegates ?Rob Bell, who sought the nomination for attorney general last year, Steve Landes, and Matt Fariss?voted in favor of a bill last week that allows members of the General Assembly to defend a state law when the ...and more »

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.


  • HB741: Antique motor vehicles; exempted from exhaust system requirements.
  • 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.