Frank Ruff

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Frank Ruff
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Virginia Senate District 15
Incumbent
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 14
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$180/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1999
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday09/22/1949
Place of birthBedford, VA
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Frank M. Ruff, Jr. (b. September 22, 1949) is a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Ruff served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1994 to 2000.

Biography

Ruff attended the University of Richmond. Ruff is a business owner.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Ruff served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
General Laws and Technology
Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
Finance
Local Government
Senate Rules

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Ruff served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Ruff served on the following committees:

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Ruff won re-election to District 15 of the Virginia State Senate. He was unchallenged in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[1]

2007

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2007

On Nov. 6, 2007, Ruff won re-election to the 15th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate, defeating opponent Bob Wilkerson (D).[2]

Ruff raised $187,226 for his campaign while Wilkerson raised $40,681.[3]

Virginia State Senate, District 15 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Ruff (R) 25,429 58.96%
Bob Wilkerson (D) 17,658 40.94%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Ruff received $171,624 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Frank Ruff's campaign in 2011
Virginia Senate Republican Caucus$17,536
Dominion$6,500
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$4,500
Alpha Natural Resources$4,000
Virginia Healthcare Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $171,624

2007

Below are Ruff's top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
Virginia Senate Republican Leadership Trust $4,240
Virginia Dental Association $4,000
Dominion (Energy & Natural Resources) $3,500
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Asosication $3,014
Virginia Optometric Association $2,500

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.

Personal

Ruff was born in Bedford County, Virginia, on September 22, 1949. He is a member of the Clarksville Presbyterian Church.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Holland (D)
Virginia Senate District 15
2000-present
Succeeded by
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