District 4 of the is a senatorial district that stretches from around Virginia Senate Fredericksburg to the Chesapeake Bay located mostly on the Northern Neck. The district encompasses all of Caroline County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Lancaster County, Northumberland County, and Richmond County, and parts of Hanover County, King George County, Spotsylvania County, and Westmoreland County. The current Senator from District 4 is Ryan McDougle.
Historical boundaries [ edit ]
From 1940 - 1943, the 4th District included the counties of
Amherst and Nelson. In 1944, the district was redrawn to also include Bedford County and those boundaries were in place until 1955.
In 1955, the district was redrawn and the district was moved to Southside Virginia and included the counties of
Charlotte, Halifax and Prince Edward. This was the configuration of the district until 1966; when the City of South Boston was made an independent city within Halifax County in 1960, it was included in the 4th District. From 1966 - 1972, the district added Lunenburg and Nottaway counties to meet the requirements of the One person, one vote rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case. Davis v. Mann
After the 1971 redistricting, the 4th district stretched from Chesapeake Bay to the north and west of
Richmond City including all of Charles City, Gloucester, Goochland, Hanover, King and Queen, King William, Louisa, Mathews, Middlesex and New Kent counties.
From 1991 - 2001, the district included all of the counties of Caroline, Essex, Hanover, King and Queen, King William, Middlesex, and part of Spotsylvania county. From 2001 - 2011, Senate District 4 included the counties of Caroline, Essex, Hanover, King and Queen, Middlesex and part of Spotsylvania county.
Current boundaries [ edit ]
All Virginia Senate districts were redrawn in 2011 and the 2011 elections were contested in the these districts. The 4th District includes all of Caroline, Essex, Middlesex, Lancaster, Northumberland, and Richmond counties, and parts of Hanover, King George, Spotsylvania and Westmoreland counties.
Election history [ edit ]
Election history of District 4.
Most recent elections [ edit ]
Previous elections [ edit ]
2006 special election [ edit ]
District officeholders [ edit ]
Senator, District 4
Counties/Cities in District
1940 - 1944
I. Paul Wailes (D) Amherst County and Nelson County.
1944 - 1948
Amherst County, Bedford County and Nelson County.
1948 - 1952
1952 - 1956
Walter H. Carter (D)
1956 - 1960
J. D. Hagood (D) Charlotte County, Halifax County and Prince Edward County.
1960 - 1964
Charlotte County, Halifax County, Prince Edward County and the City of South Boston.
1964 - 1966
1966 - 1972
Charlotte County, Halifax County, Prince Edward County, Lunenburg County, Nottaway County and the City of South Boston.
1972 - 1976
Leslie D. Campbell (D) Charles City County, Gloucester County, Goochland County, Hanover County, King and Queen County, King William County, Louisa County, Mathews County, Middlesex County and New Kent County.
1976 - 1980
Elmo G. Cross (D)
1980 - 1984
1984 - 1988
1988 - 1992
1992 - 1996
Caroline County, Essex County, Hanover County, King and Queen County, King William County, Middlesex County, and Spotsylvania county (part).
1996 - 2000
Bill Bolling (R)
2000 - 2004
2004 - 2008
Caroline County, Essex County, Hanover County, King and Queen County, Middlesex County, and Spotsylvania county (part).
Ryan McDougle (R)
2008 - 2012
2012 - 2016
Caroline County, Essex County, Lancaster County, Middlesex County, Northumberland County, Richmond County, Hanover County (part), King George County (part), Spotsylvania County (part) and Westmoreland County (part).
References [ edit ]