Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)

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15: Brunswick County (Part), Charlotte County (All), Mecklenburg County (All), Lunenburg County (All), Nottoway County (All), Campbell County (Part), Dinwiddie County (Part), Halifax County (Part), Pittsylvania County (Part), Prince George County (Part), Danville City (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2000
Next Election
November 2019
Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, Finance, General Laws and Technology (Chair), Privileges and Elections, Rules
Copatroning Habits
71% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 63% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 57% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
55.6% in 2017
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

Micron and Amazon: Would Virginia lawmakers support both?:

September 4, 2018
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Virginia officials designate mega site as 'infrastructure ready,' inching project closer to luring tenants:

August 31, 2018
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Northam announces major investment in Micron's semiconductor manufacturing facility in Manassas:

August 29, 2018
  Augusta Free PressFull coverage

ELECTION: Major primaries to be decided Tuesday:

August 28, 2018
  Tucson News NowFull coverage

These are all of the video clips of Frank Ruff’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 195 video clips in all.


  • SB314: Personal property tax; definition of agricultural products.
  • SB315: Hearing aid specialists; exemptions for the sale of hearing aids.
  • SB316: General Services, Department of; disposition of surplus materials.
  • SB317: Public procurement; contracting for construction on a construction management basis.
  • SB318: Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; implementation of certification programs.
  • SB319: Contractors, general; waiver or diminishment of lien rights, subordination of lien rights.
  • SB320: Virginia National Guard; reversion of donated property.
  • SB321: Virginia Retirement System; health insurance credits for retired state employees.
  • SB325: Veterans Services, Department of; oversight of Department.
  • SB326: Towing advisory boards; appointment prior to entering into contract regarding regulations.
  • SB327: Cognitive impairment; VDH to include certain information in its public health outreach programs.
  • SB688: Va. Public Procurement Act; cooperative procurement, stream restoration & stormwater management.
  • SB703: Out-of-state emergency medical services providers; authorized to provide service in Commonwealth.
  • SB741: Stormwater management; termination of general permit, notice.
  • SB873: Inspections prior to sale; exception, certain special orders.
  • SB905: Commercial rest areas; prohibits a private entity from operating for commercial purposes.
  • SB925: Signs or advertisements; location at certain truck stops.
  • SB970: Muscadine grape; designating as state grape.
  • SJ241: Commending William E. Blalock.
  • SR44: Celebrating the life of Patricia Ann Nicholson Perkinson.
  • SR45: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Charles Alwyn Perkinson, Jr.
  • SR57: Commending R.B. Clark.
  • SR58: Commending the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia.
  • SR71: Commending James Puckett.
  • SR72: Commending William A. Robertson.
  • SB65: Virginia Sickness and Disability Program; open enrollment period.
  • SB168: Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System; adjusts annual supplement.
  • SB586: Virginia Public Procurement Act; requirements for use of construction management.
  • SB869: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission; sunset.
  • SB875: Recordation tax; exempts deed of trust or mortgage given by utility consumer services cooperatives.
  • SB896: Volunteer Firefighters' and Rescue Squad Workers' Service Award Fund Board; meetings.
  • SB948: Tobacco Board; composition, increases excise tax on bright flue-cured & type 21 dark-fired tobacco.
  • SB949: Southern Virginia Higher Education Center; members of board of trustees, powers and duties.
  • SB950: Nonrepairable and rebuilt vehicles; eliminates certain requirement sunset provision, report.
  • SB951: School service providers; student access to collected personal information.
  • SB953: Muzzleloader firearms; definition.
  • SB998: Department of Motor Vehicles; availability of accident reports.
  • SB999: Comprehensive community colleges; academic credit.
  • SB1075: Veterans Services Foundation; powers and duties, appointment of an Executive Director, report.
  • SB1076: My Virginia Plan Program; retirement plans for employees of private employers.
  • SB1129: Virginia Public Procurement Act; requirements for use of construction management contracts.
  • SB1130: Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; implementation of certification programs.
  • SB1170: Specially constructed vehicles for general transportation purposes; registration.
  • SB1334: Virginia Public Procurement Act; small business enhancement program, limitations.
  • SB1463: Virginia Tobacco Region Revolving Fund; revises definition of project.
  • SB1539: Chief Workforce Development Advisor; responsibilities.
  • SB1574: Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; membership, powers and duties.
  • SJ247: Study; JLARC to review total compensation to employees of the Commonwealth; report.
  • SJ248: Study; JLARC to study feasibility of allocating a larger portion of VA Lottery prize money.
  • SJ418: Celebrating the life of Lewis G. Saunders.
  • SR98: Celebrating the life of Alvin W. Blaha.
  • SR99: Celebrating the life of Thomas Wayne Evans.
  • SB63: Clerks of court; money to be deposited into interest-bearing accounts.
  • SB64: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for certain data centers.
  • SB65: Virginia Sickness and Disability Program; open enrollment period.
  • SB168: Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System; adjusts annual supplement.
  • SB169: Virginia Public Procurement Act; Request for Proposals for architectural or engineering services.
  • SB252: Century forest program; State Forester to establish program to honor certain families, eligibility.
  • SB375: Pickup or panel truck and trucks; amends definitions.
  • SB459: Virginia Collaborative Economic Development Act; established.
  • SB569: Alcoholic beverage control; distribution of liter tax on cider produced by farm wineries.
  • SB573: Part-time teachers; Board of Education to provide for issuance of permits.
  • SB575: Comprehensive community colleges; noncredit workforce credentials.
  • SB576: New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program; established, Fund created, report.
  • SB586: Virginia Public Procurement Act; requirements for use of construction management.
  • SB637: Virginia High-Demand Occupation Forecast Advisory Committee;annual high-demand occupations forecast.
  • SB653: Charter; Town of South Hill.
  • SJ61: Virginia Constitution Day; designating as June 29, 2016, and each succeeding year thereafter.
  • SB103: Health insurance; credit for retired state employees.
  • SB547: Uranium exploration; sampling of well near activity.
  • SB968: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; record exemption for certain health records.
  • SB969: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; exception to open meeting requirements.
  • SB970: Child support; DSS to serve notice of administrative support order.
  • SB971: Community College Workforce Training Grant Program; established.
  • SB972: Buggs Island Lake; allowed to be referred to as John H. Kerr Reservoir or Kerr Lake.
  • SB973: Assault and battery; when attorney or deputy attorney for Commonwealth is victimized.
  • SB974: State police training; reduction in local law-enforcement funding.
  • SB975: Tourism zones; tax revenues for tourism projects.
  • SB976: Obscene sexual display in a public place; third offense, penalty.
  • SB977: Virginia Sickness and Disability Program; open enrollment period.
  • SB978: Virginia Retirement System; participation in Plan One.
  • SB979: License plates, special; issuance for recipients of Legion of Merit Medal.
  • SB1309: Charitable Gaming Board; membership.
  • SB1371: Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA); methods of procurement.
  • SB1372: Workforce Development, Virginia Board of; changes to Board requirements.
  • SB1440: Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission; financial viability & feasibility.
  • SJ80: Brain injury services; JLARC to study progress made by the Commonwealth in expanding access.
  • SJ242: High-growth companies; VEDP Authority and DHCD to study program supporting.
  • SJ287: Study; JLARC; early childhood development programs; report.
  • SJ301: Commending Morgan Lumber Company, Inc.
  • SJ325: Commending Mecklenburg County.
  • SJ377: Commending David Stuart Buchanan, Sr.
  • SJ378: Celebrating the life of Claudia Emerson.
  • SJ379: Commending Jerry M. Jenkins.
  • SJ380: Commending Nancy Pool.
  • SJ381: Celebrating the life of Henry D. Parker, Jr.
  • SR132: Celebrating the life of Jerome Kersey.
  • SB78: FOIA; record exemption for certain administrative investigations by higher educational institutions.
  • SB79: Higher educational institutions; maintenance of optional retirement plan.
  • SB80: Parking of certain vehicles; adds Town of Blackstone to list of towns that may regulate or prohibit.
  • SB81: Water and sewer; liens for charges in Prince George County.
  • SB82: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission; extends sunset provision to July 1, 2017.
  • SB83: Rural Virginia, Center for; adds Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry as member of Board of Trustees.
  • SB84: Retail Sales and Use Tax; direct payment to Department of Taxation.
  • SB99: Traffic accidents; State Police maintenance of reports.
  • SB100: Retail Sales and Use Tax; satellite television programming equipment.
  • SB101: Life insurance; optional coverage for retired state employees.
  • SB102: Life insurance; coverage for retired state employees.
  • SB103: Health insurance; credit for retired state employees.
  • SB104: Alcoholic beverage control; expands privileges of gift shop licenses.
  • SB105: U.S. Constitution; establishes procedure for appointing delegates to a convention to amend.
  • SB405: Confederate cemeteries & graves; changes entity responsible for care of graves in Pittsylvania Co.
  • SB523: Local fiscal impact bills; first day introduction.
  • SB543: Judges; adds fourth circuit court judge to 10th Judicial Circuit.
  • SB544: Charter; Town of Victoria.
  • SB545: Reforestation Operations Fund; changes current Fund to nonreverting special fund.
  • SB546: Virginia Defense Force; localities may appropriate money, etc., for Force.
  • SB547: Uranium exploration; sampling of well near activity.
  • SB628: Community colleges; workforce training.
  • SJ79: Hunting over bait; Department of Game & Inland Fisheries to study effects of removal of prohibition.
  • SJ80: Brain injury services; JLARC to study progress made by the Commonwealth in expanding access.
  • SJ130: Celebrating the life of James Calvin Ragsdale.
  • SJ5021: Celebrating the life of Billy Frank Hendley.
  • SJ5024: Commending Senior Trooper Samuel C. Moss.
  • SJ5034: Celebrating the life of Robert H. Conner.
  • SR51: Commending Oakland Baptist Church.
  • SR53: Commending Lawrence Distributing Company, Inc.
  • SB423: License plates; required to display only single plate on rear of vehicle.
  • SB426: Medicaid; appeals of agency determinations. Regarding overpayments.
  • SB429: Criminal history record information check; required forms upon sale of a firearm.
  • SB642: Retail Sales and Use Tax; amends definition of retail sale to include lottery tickets.
  • SB912: William and Mary, College of; management agreement between State.
  • SB913: Personal representatives; access to digital accounts.
  • SB914: Digital accounts and assets; enables a fiduciary to gain access.
  • SB915: Workers' compensation; injuries to public safety officers.
  • SB953: Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Department for; service for individuals with Alzheimer's disease.
  • SB954: Drone; willfully impeding hunting, Class 3 misdemeanor.
  • SB955: Public schools; teacher licensure.
  • SB1121: Water and waste authorities; rates.
  • SB1124: Local government records; clarifies authority of Auditor of Public Accounts, annual audit.
  • SB1175: Teach for America; creates two-year provisional license for participants.
  • SB1176: State Inspector General; additional powers and duties, report.
  • SB1177: Virginia Workforce Council; powers and duties.
  • SB1178: Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund; amount of reward.
  • SB1179: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; powers and duties of regulatory boards.
  • SB1265: Capital outlay; establishes revised six-year plan for projects.
  • SB1267: Contractors, Board for; licensure of tree care service providers, penalties.
  • SB1270: Marina operators; includes state & local agencies among those required to file lists of boat owners.
  • SB1319: 9th Street Office Building; authorization to sell, renovate, etc.
  • SB1320: Job investment and incentive grant programs; information to verify employment status.
  • SJ295: Commending James E. Astin, Jr.
  • SB7: Charter; Town of Brodnax.
  • SB422: Commissioners of accounts; certified public accountants may serve thereas.
  • SB423: License plates; required to display only single plate on rear of vehicle.
  • SB424: Line of Duty Act; under coverage individuals employed as fire company personnel for National Guard.
  • SB425: Interbasin transfer of water resources; State Water Control Board to establish procedures, etc.