Ryan McDougle

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Ryan McDougle
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Virginia Senate District 4
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$180/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sJames Madison University
J.D.Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary
Personal
Birthday11/09/1971
Place of birthHanover, Virginia
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ryan T. McDougle (b. November 9, 1971) is a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2005.

Biography

McDougle received a bachelor's degree in Political Science and History at James Madison University. McDougle later attended and received a J.D. at Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, McDougle served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Senate Rules, Chair
Courts of Justice
Finance
Rehabilitation and Social Services
Transportation

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, McDougle served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, McDougle served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

McDougle's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Keeping the Promise of Lower Taxes
Excerpt: "Ryan strongly believes that Virginia taxpayers both want and deserve th keep as much of their hard earned money as possible. That’s why he works hard to decrease the tax burden on all Virginians."
  • Making Our Neighborhoods Safer
Excerpt: "Ryan supports Virginia’s death penalty and no-parole policy. He has the crime-fighting experience we need to keep our neighborhoods safe for our families."
  • Providing Our Children with the Best Education
Excerpt: "As public education remains a top priority in our community, Ryan has made a promise to preserve funding for our schools. Ryan also supports Virginia’s high academic standards and accountability in our schools so parents and taxpayers know our children are getting an exceptional education and are well-prepared for the future."
  • Protecting Our Environment
Excerpt: "As someone who enjoys the outdoors, Ryan deeply understands the importance of maintaining our natural environment. Ryan believes in protecting Virginia’s natural resources so that they may be enjoyed for generations to come."
  • Upholding the Second Amendment
Excerpt: "Ryan is a strong supporter of our constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment rights."

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, McDougle won re-election to District 4 of the Virginia State Senate. He was unchallenged in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[1]

2007

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2007

On Nov. 6, 2007, McDougle won re-election to the 4th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate.[2]

McDougle raised $181,130 for his campaign.[3]

Virginia State Senate, District 4 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan McDougle (R) 33,148 98.30%
Write-in 571 1.69%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, McDougle received $342,649 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ryan McDougle's campaign in 2011
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association$14,500
Virginia Senate Republican Caucus$13,511
Republican Paty Of Virginia$12,550
Dominion$12,550
Virginia Auto & Truck Dealers PAC$11,750
Total Raised in 2011 $342,649

2007

Listed below are McDougle's top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
McDougle Law Firm $7,950
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (law firm) $7,500
Highway Service Ventures $7,000
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association $7,000
Virginia Bankers Association $5,500

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2013 Legislative Scorecard

Personal

McDougle is married to Beatriz G. McDougle.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Bolling (R)
Virginia Senate District 4
2006-present
Succeeded by
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