CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, announced Tuesday Jefferson County Sen. Patricia Rucker will serve as chairman of the Senate Education Committee for the next Legislature.
Rucker, first elected in 2016, currently is vice chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.
“Patricia is a tireless advocate for children and for families, and she understands that it will take bold reforms and landmark changes to truly make a difference in West Virginia’s educational landscape,” Carmichael said.
“I have full faith that she will be a true, positive agent of change in her new role.”
Rucker previously worked as a teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland, and has homeschooled her five children.