Virginia's 4th Senate district

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Virginia's 4th
State Senate District
Virginia Senate District 4 (2011).png
Current senatorRyan McDougle (RMechanicsville)
Demographics73% White
19% Black
4% Hispanic
1% Asian
2% Other
Population (2017)207,524[1]
Registered voters152,414[2]

Virginia's 4th Senate district is one of 40 districts in the Senate of Virginia. It has been represented by Republican Senator Ryan McDougle since his victory in a 2006 special election.

Geography[edit]

District 4 stretches from just outside Fredericksburg to the Chesapeake Bay, including all of the Northern Neck and parts of the Middle Peninsula. It covers all of Caroline, Essex, Middlesex, Lancaster, Northumberland, and Richmond Counties, as well as parts of Hanover, King George, Spotsylvania, and Westmoreland Counties.[3]

The district overlaps with U.S. congressional districts 1 and 7, and with Virginia House of Delegates districts 54, 55, 97, 98, and 99.[4]

Recent election results[edit]

2019[edit]

2019 Virginia Senate election, District 4[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan McDougle (incumbent)
Democratic Stan Scott
Total votes

2015[edit]

2015 Virginia Senate election, District 4[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan McDougle (incumbent) 37,882 96.0
Total votes 39,455 100
Republican hold

2011[edit]

2011 Virginia Senate election, District 4[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan McDougle (incumbent) 37,879 97.4
Total votes 38,873 100
Republican hold

Federal and statewide results in District 4[edit]

Year Office Results[7]
2017 Governor Gillespie 60.2–38.7%
2016 President Trump 59.0–36.4%
2014 Senate Gillespie 59.8–37.5%
2013 Governor Cuccinelli 56.4–35.2%
2012 President Romney 59.1–39.7%
Senate Allen 58.2–41.8%

Historical results[edit]

All election results below took place prior to 2011 redistricting, and thus were under different district lines.

2007[edit]

2007 Virginia Senate election, District 4[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan McDougle (incumbent) 33,148 98.3
Total votes 33,719 100
Republican hold

2006 special[edit]

2006 Virginia Senate special election, District 4[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan McDougle 6,822 81.3
Democratic Roger Cavendish 1,558 18.6
Total votes 8,392 100
Republican hold

2003[edit]

2003 Virginia Senate election, District 4[6]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Bolling (incumbent) 27,646 99.4
Total votes 27,801 100
Republican hold

1999[edit]

1999 Virginia Senate election, District 4[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Bolling (incumbent) 38,136 99.7
Total votes 38,253 100
Republican hold

1995[edit]

1995 Virginia Senate election, District 4[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Bolling 26,957 50.5
Democratic Elmo G. Cross, Jr. (incumbent) 26,383 49.5
Total votes 53,342 100
Republican gain from Democratic

District officeholders since 1940[edit]

Years Senator, District 4 Counties/Cities in District
1940–1944 I. Paul Wailes (D) Amherst County, Virginia and Nelson County
1944–1948 Amherst County, Virginia, 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, Nottoway 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 Carolina 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)
2016–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Senate District 4, VA". Census Reporter. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Registrant Counts by District Type" (PDF). Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Elections. June 2019.
  3. ^ "District 4 Description". Ryan T. McDougle, Jr. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  4. ^ David Jarman. "How do counties, House districts, and legislative districts all overlap?". Daily Kos. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Virginia State Senate District 4". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Elections Database". Virginia Board of Elections. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Daily Kos Elections Statewide Results by LD". Daily Kos. Retrieved 6 August 2019.