Senator David Suetterlein (R-Salem)

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19: Floyd County (All), Salem City (All), Bedford County (Part), Carroll County (Part), Franklin County (Part), Montgomery County (Part), Roanoke County (Part), Wythe County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2016
Next Election
November 2019
Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, Education and Health, Higher Education, Health Licensing, Special Public Smoking Legislation
Copatroning Habits
74% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 91% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 68% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
6.7% in 2016
Recent Mentions in the Media

Roanoke Times: Roanoke Valley legislators skeptical of GO Virginia

March 21, 2017
?My concern specifically is people who are politically connected who are not accountable to the voters,? said Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke County. Lawmakers also worried GO Virginia would create a ?super committee? of people who already have a ...

WSET: Friends, family gather to lay fallen Carroll County Deputy to rest

March 15, 2017
Dignitaries in attendance included Virginia Deputy Secretary of Public Safety Curtis Brown, Virginia Senator Bill Carrico, Virginia Senator David Suetterlein, Virginia Delegate Israel O'Quiinn, and Virginia Delegate Jeffrey Campbell. Bartlett was given ...and more »

WVTF: The Debate Over Felon Voting Rights Has a Long History in Virginia

March 9, 2017
Republican state Senator David Suetterlein of Roanoke argued the system of taking away someone's right to vote has little to do with race, because it existed long before blacks even had the right to vote. ?We know what was happening in 1830, and they ...

Lynchburg News and Advance: Area legislators not among those seeking transparency tech in new building

March 2, 2017
Mark Levine, D-Alexandria, and Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield. In the Senate, Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg; Frank Ruff, R-Mecklenburg; Creigh Deeds, D-Bath; David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke County signed the petition. Del. Richard P. ?Dickie? Bell, ...

Roanoke Times: Sen. David Suetterlein sworn into first term

January 14, 2016
David Suetterlein rose to take his oath of office Wednesday, he placed his hand on ? not one ? but two Bibles. The matching set was a gift from Suetterlein's predecessor and mentor, now-retired Sen. Ralph Smith, to give to Suetterlein's two young ...

These are all of the video clips of David Suetterlein’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2016. There are 7 video clips in all.


  • SB1409: Reckless driving; raises threshold for speeding.
  • SB1410: Congressional and state legislative districts; compactness standard.
  • SB1411: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; authorizes use of consumer fireworks, penalties.
  • SB1412: Adoption; leave benefit.
  • SB1583: Teacher licensure; career and technical education, certain local waivers.
  • SB1584: High school graduation; verified credit, locally selected, recognized academic assessments.
  • SB1585: Form of ballot; party identification of candidates.
  • SB1586: Libraries, local and regional; boards not mandatory.
  • SJ435: Celebrating the life of Alfred C. Anderson.
  • SJ436: Celebrating the life of James David Seneff.
  • SJ437: Commending the Salem High School football team.
  • SJ438: Commending the Carroll County High School varsity softball team.
  • SJ439: Commending the Hidden Valley High School volleyball team.
  • SJ440: Commending the Hidden Valley High School boys' tennis team.
  • SJ441: Commending Cave Spring High School.
  • SB588: Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); charter schools.
  • SB764: Concealed handgun; recognition of out-of-state permits.
  • SB765: Highways, Commissioner of; powers, emergency removal of snow and ice.
  • SB766: Method of nominating party candidates; incumbent selection.
  • SB767: Form of ballot; party identification of candidates.
  • SB768: Reckless driving; exceeding speed limit.
  • SB769: Bedford; references to the former city of Bedford.
  • SB770: Congressional and state legislative districts; compactness standard.
  • SJ93: Constitutional amendment; charter schools.
  • SJ121: Charter schools, public; requirements of school.
  • SJ211: Celebrating the life of David George Helmer.
  • SJ212: Celebrating the life of Frances Vaughan Garland.
  • SR76: Commending the Salem High School football team.
  • SR77: Commending Walter S. Crockett.
  • SR86: Commending Smith Mountain Lake.