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Frank Ruff
Virginia Senate
For 15th District

Frank Ruff for VA Senate
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Senator Frank Ruff

Frank RuffFrank was elected to serve in the Virginia Senate in November 2000 to fill the unexpired term of the late Richard Holland. Prior to Frank's election to the Virginia Senate, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates since first elected in 1993.

Senate standing assignments include service on the Committee on Education and Health, the Committee on General Laws, the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Committee on Local Government.

His work also includes responsibilities on national legislative organizations. Frank serves on the Trade and Economic Development Committee of the American Legislative Exchange Council and on the Agriculture Committee of the Southern Legislative Association.

For the last several years Frank has focused on economic development and education and workforce training in rural Virginia. From assistance with funding for regional industrial parks to improving our state park facilities to enhance tourism, from development of a heavy equipment training program to the creation of a much needed law enforcement hazardous driving school, He has been a leader in the fight for the small-town communities across the Fifteenth Senate District.

Frank led the effort for Forgivable Loans through the Tobacco Commission as a way to educate Southern Virginia's young people and to encourage them to return to the region to re-establish their roots in the region. He has worked to establish workforce centers throughout Southern and Southwest Virginia as well as specialized training programs at the community colleges.

Frank and his wife, Jessie, have four children - sons, Frank M. "Miller" III, 26(wife - Jessica), Thomas, 21, David, 20, and daughter Genny, 16. They are active members of Clarksville Presbyterian Church where Frank serves as an Elder.

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