Delegate Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)

Photo of Matt Fariss
59: Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell (part), and Nelson (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2012
Next Election
November 2017
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Finance, Militia, Police and Public Safety
Copatroning Habits
78% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 91% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 69% of them are Republicans.
Tag Cloud ?
Bills Passed
25% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

This RSS feed URL is deprecated:

November 17, 2017
, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at

Lynchburg News and Advance: Fariss reelected in House of Delegates' 59th District

November 8, 2017
Fariss reelected in House of Delegates' 59th DistrictIn the race for the 59th District of the Virginia House of Delegates, incumbent Republican Matt Fariss surged to reelection. ?As delegate, he will apply that business savvy towards serving his constituents in Richmond,? part of his website reads ...

Lynchburg News and Advance: Checking Up ... An AWOL Delegate and a Stats Doc

November 4, 2017
And where was Del. Fariss, who won the seat in a three-way contest in 2011 but had no opposition in either 2013 or 2015? He was tied up at work, said the staffer he sent to read a statement on his behalf. Fariss is the co-owner of the Lynchburg ...and more »

Lynchburg News and Advance: Challengers seeking to unseat Fariss in 59th District spar in Appomattox forum

October 31, 2017
... of Delegates District gathered for a forum hosted by the Appomattox Chamber of Commerce to discuss gun rights, rural economic development and the battle against government corruption in their bid to unseat incumbent Del. Matt Fariss, R-Rustburg.

The Daily Progress: Area's incumbent delegates victorious

November 7, 2017
Area's incumbent delegates victoriousRob Bell, R-Albemarle, left, retained his 58th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, while Del. David Toscano, D-Charlottesville, secured ... Matt Fariss, R-Rustburg, won re-election with 61 percent of the vote in the 59th District. He was ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Matt Fariss’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2012. There are 35 video clips in all.


  • HB1358: Gas emissions; control systems for certain landfills.
  • HB1599: Suspension of driver's license for unpaid fines, etc.; written offer of employment.
  • HB1600: Landfills; DEQ, et al., to work towards odor reduction in Campbell County.
  • HB1601: Electors for President and Vice President; allocation of electoral votes by congressional district.
  • HB1602: Invasion of privacy; civil action, damages, attorney fees and costs.
  • HB1792: Firearms; felon sharing residence with person who legally possesses.
  • HB1793: Burn ban; exception for frost or freeze protection of orchard or vineyard.
  • HB2239: Farm use vehicles, certain; registration exemption, highway distance limitations.
  • HB2325: Concealed handgun permit; application for permit requires photo identification.
  • HB2381: Dangerous dogs; clarifies definition, etc.
  • HB2440: Appomattox, Town of; amending charter, shifts municipal elections from May to November, etc.
  • HB2441: Tow truck drivers; registration.
  • HB2472: Alcoholic beverage control; spirits tastings by distiller licensee.
  • HR289: Commending the Appomattox County High School football team.
  • HR290: Commending the Rustburg Dixie Youth Baseball O-Zone All-Star team.
  • HR322: Commending the Appomattox Dixie Youth Baseball boys' all-star team.
  • HR323: Commending the Rustburg High School baseball team.
  • HR339: Commending Doug Smith.
  • HR382: Commending the Appomattox Dixie Youth Machine Pitch All-Stars baseball team.
  • HR405: Celebrating the life of Margaret Elizabeth Bailey Rackley.
  • HR408: Commending first responders to the Appomattox County tornado.
  • HR471: Commending the Rustburg Dixie Youth AAA All-Stars baseball team.
  • HR472: Commending the Appomattox Dixie Youth Angels softball team.
  • HB476: Animal intake policy; animal control officers, etc., shall annually file with State Veterinarian.
  • HB1141: Invasion of privacy; civil action; damages; attorney fees and costs.
  • HB1142: Slingshot; hunting of wild birds and wild animals, except deer, etc., unless shooting is prohibited.
  • HB1274: Judicial officers; recording of citizen complaints.
  • HB1275