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

WDBJ7: Lawmakers react to state crime commission marijuana study

April 6, 2017
Senator David Suetterlein (R-Roanoke County) said he wants to see what's happening in other states. "We also need to work hand-in-hand with what the feds are going to do," Suetterlein said. "It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to be cross ways on this ...and more »

WDBJ7: Lawmakers spar over Medicaid expansion, prospects remain slim

March 29, 2017
Why not bring it back?" But Republicans argued that the state cannot afford medicaid expansion. "It continues to grow every year," said Senator David Suetterlein (D-Roanoke County). "It's the fastest growing part of the budget and it has been for a ...

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 »

Roanoke Times: 19th District race: Suetterlein making himself known

September 6, 2015
Since settling here eight years ago, Suetterlein, 30, has been active in Republican politics, navigating the General Assembly as legislative director for Sen. Ralph Smith, R-Bedford County, and serving as chairman of the Roanoke County Republican ...

WTOP: Va. lawmakers push governor to take steps to cut power bills

February 22, 2017
Sen. Chap Petersen, a Democrat representing Virginia's 34th District, and Sen. David Suetterlein, a Republican representing Virginia's 19th District, joined several other General Assembly members at a news conference with the Virginia Poverty Law ...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.