Senator Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)

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28: King George County (Part), Prince William County (Part), Spotsylvania County (Part), Stafford County (Part), Westmoreland County (Part) [map]
Took Office
January 2008
Next Election
November 2019
Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (Chair), Commerce and Labor, Courts of Justice
Copatroning Habits
61% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 73% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 56% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
16.7% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)

Attorney for the Westmoreland County School Board. Former Westmoreland County commonwealth's attorney. Eight year Marine Corps Reserve veteran. Attended the T.C. Williams School of Law, Virginia Wesleyan College, and Cambridge. Married with three children.

Recent Mentions in the Media

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WAVY-TV: New Chesapeake Bay menhaden rules spark praise, criticism

November 15, 2017
Menhaden is the only species of fish regulated by the General Assembly. State Senator Richard Stuart grew up in the Northern Neck ? and he's the governor's appointee on the Marine Fisheries Commission. Stuart says he's disappointed with the new rules.and more »

Daily Press (blog): Big Peninsula voices on Northam Transition team

November 15, 2017
William ?Bill? Carrico, R-Grayson County, and state Sen. Richard Stuart, R-Westmoreland County. Stuart, along with Northam, was one of the small group of two Republican and two Democratic freshman senators who joined hands in the state Senate back in ... GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie accuses opponent of defending a "vile and despicable" ad during a ...

November 2, 2017
GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie accuses opponent of defending a "vile and despicable" ad during a ...In addition, outgoing House Speaker Bill Howell, R?Stafford County, and several other state legislators from the Fredericksburg area addressed the crowd. State Sen. Richard Stuart, R?Stafford County, told the audience that Democrats want to ?tear down ...Northam says he'd ban sanctuary cities if one ever appears in Virginia | Virginia Politics | richmond.comRichmond Times-Dispatchall 204 news articles » Editorial: Reform pot laws to allow medical use

November 8, 2017
... 2017, one sponsored by Sen. Louise Lucas, D?Portsmouth, and the other by Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, R?Winchester, passed easily in the Senate, despite ?no? votes on each by local Sens. Bryce Reeves (R?Spotsylvania) and Richard Stuart (R?Montross).

These are all of the video clips of Richard Stuart’s remarks on the floor of the Senate since 2009. There are 296 video clips in all.


  • SB528: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • SB530: Cable franchises; service availability in certain areas.
  • SB779: Electric utility regulation; net energy metering.
  • SB864: Electoral board appointments; chief judge of judicial circuit or his designee make appointment.
  • SB865: Furnishing certain weapons to minor; exemption.
  • SB866: Boating safety course; database listing operators who have passed course.
  • SB867: Lien against person whose negligence causes injury; emergency medical services agency.
  • SB870: Electronic filing of land records; fee for paper filing.
  • SB879: Retired circuit court judges under recall; qualification by Committees for Courts of Justice.
  • SB898: Combined sewer overflow outfalls; DEQ to identify owner of outfall discharging into Chesapeake Bay.
  • SB909: Menhaden; total allowable landings.
  • SB910: Virginia Oil and Gas Act; sampling and replacing contaminated wells.
  • SB911: Orphaned Well Fund; surcharge.
  • SB1023: Concealed handgun permits; sharing of information.
  • SB1054: Fire alarms; maliciously activating, penalty.
  • SB1055: Remaining at place of riot or unlawful assembly after warning to disperse; penalty.
  • SB1056: Crossing established police lines, perimeters, or barricades; penalty.
  • SB1057: Injuries to property or persons by persons unlawfully or riotously assembled; penalty.
  • SB1058: Riots; unlawful assembly, penalty.
  • SB1193: Contractors, Board for; exemptions, responsibility for contracting with unlicensed person.
  • SB1195: Produce safety; farm inspections, civil penalty.
  • SB1214: School health services; training in administration of insulin, etc.
  • SB1215: Public schools; possession of glucagon.
  • SB1224: Landowner liability; recreational access.
  • SB1246: At-Risk Youth and Families, Comprehensive Services for; special education programs.
  • SB1247: Regulation of private wells.
  • SB1248: Real property tax; Stafford County may adopt, by ordinance, to restrict deferral of taxes.
  • SB1249: Income tax, state; credit for certain disabled veterans, etc.
  • SB1486: Law-enforcement officer; report of officer involved in accident.
  • SB1491: Agritourism activity; definition to include rental of a single-family residence.
  • SB1492: Water utilities; retail rates of affiliated utilities, definitions, etc.
  • SJ236: Celebrating the life of Brian David McCarty.
  • SJ237: Celebrating the life of Richard Ernest Hendrix.
  • SJ238: Celebrating the life of Janet Lile Fray.
  • SJ283: Celebrating the life of Stuart H. McElroy.
  • SJ284: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); real property tax; exemption for surviving spouse.
  • SJ320: Commending the 10 River Basin Grand Winners of the Clean Water Farm Award.
  • SB175: Concealed handgun permits; sharing of information.
  • SB192: Automobile, commercial liability, and homeowners insurance policies; notices.
  • SB193: Unfair claim settlement practices; appraisal of automobile repair costs.
  • SB202: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; disclosure of salaries of public employees.
  • SB204: Real estate settlement agents; adds to provisions relating to agents, 'closing disclosure.'
  • SB527: Bomb threats; reimbursement of expenses incurred in emergency response.
  • SB528: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • SB529: Menhaden; increases total allowable landings.
  • SB530: Cable franchises; service availability in certain areas.
  • SB676: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; noncriminal incidents and reports.
  • SB729: Unmanned aircraft system; use during commission of a crime, penalty.
  • SB730: Driving while texting; involuntary manslaughter, maiming, etc., of another, penalties.
  • SB755: Violations of protective orders; penalty.
  • SB779: Electric utility regulation; net energy metering.
  • SJ100: Celebrating the life of Kathleen Flanagan McManus.
  • SJ110: Celebrating the life of Rudolph Prosser Crowther, Sr.
  • SJ111: Celebrating the life of Albert Stuart III.
  • SJ115: Celebrating the life of Paul C. Reber.
  • SJ117: Commending Charles E. Jett.
  • SJ126: Commending Robert C. Gibbons.
  • SJ159: Commemorating the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Leedstown Resolutions.
  • SR15: Celebrating the life of Kathleen Flanagan McManus.
  • SR79: Judge; nomination for election to Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • SR93: Celebrating the life of Patricia Keys Fick.
  • SB355: Fire services and emergency medical services; revises terminology and reorganizes provisions.
  • SB483: Real property tax liens; assignment to third party.
  • SB938: Fire services and emergency medical services; revises certain terminology.
  • SB939: Private police departments.
  • SB940: Montross, Town of; amending charter, moves election date of town council.
  • SB941: Protective orders; compensation for required representation of respondents.
  • SB942: Virginia Retirement System; purchase of prior service credit.
  • SB948: Concealed handgun permits; sharing of information.
  • SB949: Hybrid vehicle registration; tax credit for certain vehicle owners.
  • SB994: Single-family dwellings; locality required to set standards for clustering.
  • SB995: Standards of Learning tests; expedited retake.
  • SB996: Boating safety education; exemption for motorboat operators born prior to July 1, 1972.
  • SB997: Emergency medical services personnel; background checks, process.
  • SB998: School divisions; concussion policies and procedures, establishing a management plan.
  • SB999: Deeds of trust or mortgages; calculation of tax shall be calculated using rate scale, etc.
  • SB1011: Cash proffers; purchase of development rights by locality.
  • SB1023: Mass transit; transit funding in statewide prioritization.
  • SB1099: Virginia Solar Energy Development Authority; created, report.
  • SB1109: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; expands open meeting exemptions.
  • SB1129: FOIA; expands record exemption for public safety, cybersecurity.
  • SB1146: Virginia Vegetation Program; established by Department of Environmental Quality.
  • SB1147: Median income taxpayers; creates a $250 nonrefundable tax credit.
  • SB1148: Restricted driver's license; activities related to seeking employment.
  • SB1149: Expanded access to investigational drugs, biological products, and devices.
  • SB1150: General Assembly; consideration of the conference committee report on the biennial budget.
  • SB1185: Admissions tax; extends expiration of tax in Stafford County.
  • SB1290: Criminal cases; venue for prosecution.
  • SB1292: Sanitary districts; boat ramps, shoreline management, and dredging.
  • SB1325: Nicotine Vapor products; prohibits purchase, etc., by minors, packaging, civil penalty.
  • SB1344: Interpreters; appointed for non-English-speaking defendant.
  • SB1439: Vessel operation; law-enforcement officers prohibited from stopping, etc., without probable cause.
  • SB1458: Cable franchises; service available to areas where density is not less 20 residential units.
  • SJ302: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); general warrants of search or seizure prohibited.
  • SJ348: Celebrating the life of Samuel Bryan Chandler.
  • SR82: Celebrating the life of R. David O'Dell, Jr.
  • SR98: Celebrating the life of Elaine Trimble Patterson.
  • SB6: DNA; adds certain crimes to list for which a sample must be taken upon arrest.
  • SB7: Clients' Protection Fund; extends sunset provision on Supreme Court's authority to adopt rules.
  • SB48: Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area; prohibition on oil and gas drilling.
  • SB49: Menhaden fishery; extends sunset provision for management of fishery.
  • SB51: Agricultural operations; local regulation of certain activities, On-Farm Activities Working Group.
  • SB52: Boating safety course; persons age 45 or older on July 1, 2014, are exempted from passing.
  • SB53: Stormwater management; waiver of charges for places of worship.
  • SB59: Warrants; maintenance by clerks of court.
  • SB69: Pretrial appeals; transcript or written statement of facts.
  • SB71: Emergency protective orders; arrests for domestic assault, definition of law-enforcement officer.
  • SB145: Fox hunting; establishes special license for hunting on horseback with hounds but without firearms.
  • SB146: Felony sentence; suspension or modification.
  • SB147: Transportation, Department of; notice and public comment on projects on its website.
  • SB148: Appropriation act conference report; availability.
  • SB149: General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; disclosure requirements; gifts.
  • SB150: Patent infringement; assertions made in bad faith, exemptions, penalties.
  • SB151: Family abuse protective orders; allowable conditions.
  • SB152: Dams; disclosure of presence.
  • SB153: Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families; special education programs.
  • SB172: Student-athletes; effects of concussions on academic performance.
  • SB173: Deferred disposition; persons with autism or intellectual disabilities.
  • SB185: Physician assistant; expert witness testimony.
  • SB241: Development rights; required to comply with any locality-adopted neighborhood design standards.
  • SB286: Arrest photos; placement and removal on Internet, penalty.
  • SB303: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • SB355: Fire services and emergency medical services; revises terminology and reorganizes provisions.
  • SB483: Real property tax liens; assignment to third party.
  • SB484: Pediatric oral health; essential health benefits.
  • SB528: Warrants; issuance by magistrate for arrest of certain persons.
  • SB532: Diabetes; certain students permitted to self-check blood glucose levels on school property, etc.
  • SB533: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; redefines permissible fireworks.
  • SB568: Land preservation tax credit; retention of qualified mineral interest.
  • SB569: Living shorelines projects; issuance of general permits.
  • SB570: Assault and battery; full-time or part-time employee, penalty.
  • SB579: Retail Sales and Use Tax; revenues from certain baseball facilities.
  • SB602: Nonriparian stationary blinds; prohibits placement of blinds in a marked navigation channel.
  • SB603: Oyster grounds; condemnation.
  • SJ32: Commending Stafford County.
  • SJ43: Celebrating the life of Bethany Dawn Dempsey.
  • SJ44: Celebrating the life of Lauren Allie White.
  • SJ45: Commending the staff of Rocky Run Elementary School.
  • SJ157: Commending American Legion Post 290.
  • SJ5008: Celebrating the life of Nancy M. Honaker.
  • SJ5023: Commending Rappahannock United Way.
  • SJ5060: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant David H. Stewart.
  • SJ5062: Celebrating the life of Withers W. Moncure, Sr.
  • SB18: Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Compact; removes authorization for State's membership.
  • SB21: Rape; person who has sexual intercourse with complaining witness accomplished by coercion.
  • SB24: Welfare and other entitlement fraud; penalties.
  • SB25: Game and Inland Fisheries, Department of; appointment of Director.
  • SB175: Postrelease supervision of felons; amends provisions.
  • SB176