|Member of the Virginia Senate|
from the 4th district
|Assumed office |
January 11, 2006
|Preceded by||Bill Bolling|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates|
from the 97th district
January 9, 2002 – January 11, 2006
|Preceded by||George W. Grayson|
|Succeeded by||Chris Peace|
Ryan Todd McDougle
November 9, 1971
Hanover, Virginia, U.S.
Ryan Todd McDougle (born November 9, 1971) is an American politician. A Republican, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2002 until 2006. He was elected to the Senate of Virginia. Since 2006, he has represented the 4th district, representing six counties and part of a seventh.
Over the course of 13 years between 2006 and 2019, Mcdougle proposed approximately 487 bills and passed 58.3% of the bills in 2019. McDougle was a leading critic of the 2011 redistricting of the Virginia Senate.
Following the Virginia Tech shooting, McDougle, along with delegate Bill Janis, proposed several gun control senate bills. McDougle successfully sponsored Senate Bill 226, which enforced a new law which required firearm purchasers to be asked whether they ever have been involuntarily committed to mental health treatment.
McDougle supports the use of cannabis. However, he opposes use of cannabis in an apartment complex. Senate bill 1406, is an ongoing bill which will legalize cannabis in Virginia, under certain circumstances. McDougle opposed this bill.
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