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Virginia Senate District 15

The Virginia Senate is the upper house of the General Assembly. The 40 Senators serve a 4-year term, represent over 200,000 Virginians, and receive a salary of $18,000 per year.This district includes the Counties of Pittsylvania, Mecklenburg, Prince George, Halifax, Dinwiddie, Nottoway, Charlotte, Lunenburg, Campbell, Brunswick, and Danville City.The candidates' required financial disclosures are available at the Department of Elections website at and at

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  • Frank Ruff

  • Virginia Smith

Biographical Information

What do you believe is the top legislative priority for your district, and what is your plan to address it?

What measures would you propose or support to ensure the rights to vote and election integrity?

Regarding fair redistricting, (1) What is your position on the proposal for a Virginia Redistricting Commission? (2) If the constitutional amendment is adopted, what legislation would you support for the implementation and work of the commission?

What solutions would you support to reduce the current level of gun violence in Virginia?

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education Univ. of Richmond
experience Nineteen years in State Senate Seven years in House of Delegates Four years on Mecklenburg Board of Supervisors Twenty four years as a Small business owner
Creating jobs in the region and training our citizens to fill current and new jobs. I will continue the work that I have been doing in the following ways: By being a resource for local government and economic development teams in the region when called upon Continued service on the Education and Economic Development Committees of the Va Tobacco Commission Continue to serve as Chairman on Virginia’s Major Employment and Investment Commission which approves projects such as Microsoft
Continue to keep Virginia localities operating separately from one state system that could more easily be hacked. Continue the fight to make Virginia’s Electoral Board to be a truly non-partisan board
I support the proposal. If
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