Candidate Profile
Frank Ruff Jr.

Republican, Virginia

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), 2019:  100%
Virgina Chamber of Commerce, 2018:  96%
Middle Resolution, 2018:  92%
National Federation of Independent Business - VA (NFIB-VA), 2017:  92%
Family Foundation VA, 2018-19:  83%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  83%, 82% (cum.)
American Conservative Union Foundation of Virginia (ACU), 2018:  74%, 80% (cum.)
Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation (VTPPF), 2018:  80%, 60% (cum.)

86%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, 2018:  60%
Virginia Education Association (VEA), 2018:  60%
Equality Virginia, 2013:  50%
League of Conservation Voters VA (VALCV), 2016:  40%, 37% (cum.)
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations VA (AFL-CIO VA), 2017:  29%
NARAL Pro-Choice VA, 2016-17:  25%
Planned Parenthood Advocates of VA, 2012:  0%

37%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
National Federation of Independent Business Virginia, Virginia Citizens Defense League PAC (VCDL PAC)

Others

3
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC, Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance, Virginia REALTORS

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
15
Amanda Chase (2015), David Alan "Dave" Brat (2018), David R. Suetterlein (2015), Emily M. Brewer (2017), Glen Sturtevant (2015), Jill H. Vogel (2017) and 9 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
7
Commonwealth Sportsmen's Alliance (2018), Good Fund (2007), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2015), National Rifle Association (2011), Opportunity Virginia PAC (2011), Robert Hurt (2013), State Republican Party Organizations (2015)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Betting on Virginia Jobs (2019), National Education Association (national, state & local affiliates) (2014)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life of mother Reported cases of rape


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Encourage businesses to grow grow and expand through good public policy and work recruit new businesses allow

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Eliminating stumbling blocks set by government at every level Promoting our assets outside the state.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not penalize those who define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Allow the public to by the policy that suits their family, just as we do in auto insurance and life insurance.


National Security

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Disagree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Man by nature is flawed in the belief that their desires are the most important. With this weakness, laws are needed to prevent individuals or groups from taking from the property and the rights of others

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that I have been saved by the grace of God. I believe in following the Golden Rule, respecting others and their rights.


Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Voting record 7 years in the House, 19 years in the Senate

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

50 years of business experience with much of that as the owner of small businesses having to make payroll and paying bills. 29 years representing constituents at both the local and state levels

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Sen.ruff@verizon.net. 434-374-5129

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Agree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Background

Education

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Work & Military

  • Army National Guard, 70-76

Affiliations

  • Clks. Presbterian Church, Elder
  • Clks. Chamber of Commerce, President
  • Roanoke River Basin Assc., Vice President
  • Va. Retail Merchants Assc., board member
  • Mecklenburg Co. Republicans, Chairman
  • Va. GOP State Central Comm., member

Offices

  • Va Senate, Held 2000
  • Va House of Delegates, Held 1994-2000
  • Meck. Board of Supervisors, Sought 1987-91

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