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Ryan McDougle
Ryan McDougle.jpg
Virginia Senate District 4
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 9
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$178/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sJames Madison University
J.D.Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary
Date of birth11/09/1971
Place of birthHanover, Virginia
Office website
Campaign website
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.


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


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


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


Campaign themes


McDougle's campaign website lists the following issues:

  • 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."[1]



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.[2]


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.[3]

McDougle raised $181,130 for his campaign.[4]

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


In 2011, McDougle received $342,649 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

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
Virginia Auto & Truck Dealers PAC$11,750
Total Raised in 2011 $342,649


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


McDougle is married to Beatriz G. McDougle.

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Preceded by
Bill Bolling (R)
Virginia Senate District 4
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