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
20% in 2017
Recent Mentions in the Media

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

February 13, 2017
Dominion won support Monday for legislation to help it raise rates and cover upgrade costs at its two nuclear facilities. The company got its bill out of committee ...and more »

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 ...

Daily Press: Was that vote a tie or a bait-and-switch?Daily Press

February 24, 2017
- State Senate Republicans seem to be pulling a little political stuntery in this election year, forcing Lt.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 ...

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.