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: Virginia lawmakers from both parties push McAuliffe to seek end to utility rate freeze

February 21, 2017
Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke County, and Del. Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, stood with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to encourage McAuliffe to introduce or amend legislation that would unfreeze electricity rates across the commonwealth. ?This is a ...Va. lawmakers push governor to take steps to cut power billsWTOPall 8 news articles »

Daily Press (blog): Norment, Senate Republicans, pull switcheroos to nail down Northam

February 22, 2017
Earlier Wednesday state Sen. David Suetterlein's initial "no" vote on a bill to prohibit local governments from setting wage floors for their contractors required Northam to break a tie. Within two minutes the vote had been reconsidered and the bill ...and more »

Daily Press: Dominion bill moves, but a populist wind blows against energy behemoth

February 13, 2017
On Monday, state Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke, targeted the company from the Senate floor, saying it reaped hundreds of millions in excess profits because of the rate freeze bill. He called on McAuliffe to send down legislation to repeal the ...and more »

Lynchburg News and Advance: Senate committee advances bill to keep CVTC open until mid-2029

January 26, 2017
In speaking for Newman's amendment, Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke County, lobbied for the training center in his region. Suetterlein asked his committee colleagues to support HB 1583, carried by Del. Jeffrey L. Campbell, R-Smyth, to delay closure ...

Daily Press: Virginia adoption leave bill plucks the heart strings

February 4, 2017
State Sen. David Suetterlein, the Roanoke Republican carrying this bill, said Friday evening that he didn't know Jones' adoption story. But he was hopeful. "There are a lot of strong adoption advocates in the House," he said. "And I'm really hoping ...and more »

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.