Frank M. Ruff, Jr.

Frank M. Ruff, Jr. REPRepublican

American politician in Virginia (born 1949)

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Frank M. Ruff, Jr.REPRepublican American politician in Virginia (born 1949)
74
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34
Years of Experience
VAResidence (state)

Frank Miller Ruff Jr. (born September 22, 1949) is an American politician who served in the Virginia General Assembly. A Republican, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates for the 61st district from 1994 to 2000 and in the Senate of Virginia for the 15th district from 2000 to 2024 representing parts of Southside Virginia. Due to ongoing treatment for kidney cancer, Ruff resigned from his Senate seat on January 9, 2024. He had previously been elected to a sixth term in the redrawn 9th district in 2023, a special election was held on January 9, 2024.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
University of Richmond
Attended
1967 - 1971
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Senator
Commonwealth of Virginia Senate
2000 - 2024
Delegate
Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
1994 - 2000
Vice-Chair
Board of Supervisors, Mecklenburg County
1987 - 1991
Former Member
Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors
President
Able T.S. Incorporated, Brentwood Manor Furniture
1986 - Current
Owner
Ruff's Market
1980 - 1986
Owner
Buffalo Springs Inn
1976 - 1980
United States Army Reserves
1972 - 1978
Other Experience1 - 42 of 42
Member
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Current
Member
Virginia Retail Merchants Association
Current
Member
National Council of State Legislators, Agriculture Committee
Current
Member
Twin River Masonic Lodge
Current
Member
Clarksville Presbyterian Church
Current
Member
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center Board of Trustees
Current
Member
Center for Rural Virginia
Current
Vice-Chair
Roanoke River Basin Association
1983 - Current
Former Chair
Center for Rural Virginia
Former President
Lake County Chamber of Commerce
Member
Trade and Economic Development Committee of the American Legislative Exchange Council
Member
Virginia Board of Workforce Development
Member
National Conference of State Legislators, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
Member
Southern Legislative Conference, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
Member
Mecklenburg Distance Learning Center
Member
Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation
Member
Southern Legislative Council, Agriculture Committee
Current
Member
Southside Economic Development Committee
Current
Member
Martin Luther King Commission
Current
Member
American Legislative Exchange Council, Commerce and Trade Committee
Current
Vice-Chair
Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission
Current
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Economic Development and Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest, Commonwealth of Virginia Senate
Former Chair
General Laws and Technology Committee, Commonwealth of Virginia Senate
Former Member
Board of Trustees for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Virginia State Senate
Former Member
Governor's Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates, Commonwealth of Virginia Senate
Former Member
Commission on Legislative Audit and Review, Commonwealth of Virginia State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee Work Group on Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument #2, Fundraising, Virginia State Senate
Former Member
Commission on Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Subcommittee on Virginia Preschool Initiative, Virginia State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education Funding, Virginia State Senate
Former Member
Board of Virginia Workforce Development, Commonwealth of Virginia State Senate
Former Member
Joint Rules Committee, Virginia State Senate
Former Member
Memorial Commission on Doctor Martin Luther King Junior, Virginia State Senate
Former Member
Panel on Secure and Resilient Commonwealth, Virginia State Senate
Former Member
Finance Committee, Commonwealth of Virginia Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Capital Outlay and General Government, Commonwealth of Virginia Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Education, Commonwealth of Virginia Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia Senate
Former Member
Rules Committee, Commonwealth of Virginia Senate
Former Member
Advisory Council on Broadband, Virginia State Senate
Former Member
Commission on Employee Retirement Security and Pension Reform