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

Augusta Free Press: Politicians get on-the-farm lessons during ag tour

May 20, 2017
Kathy Byron, R-Bedford, Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke, and Andrew Dooley and Curry Martin of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors. Virginia Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Megan Seibel joined the group later in the evening.

Bearing Drift (press release) (blog): Stealth Regionalism Quietly Makes Headway on the Coattails of GO Virginia, Part One

May 10, 2017
You should know upfront that this is a ?follow the money? story. While it's interesting that nine newly formed regional boards from all over the Commonwealth, consisting of up to 24 members who are private citizens, have control over the next few years ...

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 ...

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

February 24, 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 »

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.