Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

Senator Frank Ruff

Ruff for Senate

P.O. Box 332

Clarksville, VA 23927

(434) 374-5129

District 15

All of Charlotte, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and Nottoway Counties; part of Brunswick, Campbell, Dinwiddie, Halifax, Pittsylvania, and Prince George Counties; and part of the City of Danville

Meet the Senator: 

Senator Frank Ruff's experience in government and business has made him an effective member of the General Assembly since 1994.  A retired owner of a furniture business in Clarksville, Frank understands the challenges faced by entrepreneurs who bring jobs to Southside Virginia.  A graduate of the University of Richmond, and a former member fo the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors and the House of Delegates, Frank was elected to the Senate in a special election in 2000.  Frank uses hsi experience  and committee assignments to focus on economic development, education, and workforce training in rural Virginia.

Born: Bedford County, Virginia on September 22, 1949
Spouse: Jessie Ruff
Residence: Mecklenburg County
Profession: Retired Business Owner
Entered Senate: 2000

Previous Elected Offices: 
  • Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors, 1987-1991
  • Virginia House of Delegates, 1994-2000
Senate Committee Assignments: 
  • Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
  • Finance and Appropriations Committee
  • General Laws and Technology Committee
  • Privileges and Elections Committee 
Civic Activities: 
  • Clarksville Presbyterian Church, Elder
  • Lake Country Chamber of Commerce
  • Roanoke River Basin Association
  • Lake Country Distance Education Association, Chairman
District Geography: 
Locality Population % of District
Brunswick (part) 11,172 5.7%
Campbell (part) 10,415 5.3%
Charlotte 12,586 6.4%
Danville (part) 5,802 2.9%
Dinwiddie (part) 15,366 7.8%
Halifax (part) 17,217 8.8%
Lunenburg 12,914 6.5%
Mecklenburg 32,727 16.6%
Nottoway 15,853 8.1%
Pittsylvania (part) 46,547 23.7%
Prince George (part) 16,160 8.2%

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