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.
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.
The district overlaps with U.S. congressional districts 1 and 7, and with Virginia House of Delegates districts 54, 55, 97, 98, and 99.
Recent election results
Federal and statewide results in District 4
All election results below took place prior to 2011 redistricting, and thus were under different district lines.
District officeholders since 1940
||Senator, District 4
||Counties/Cities in District
||I. Paul Wailes (D)
||Amherst County, Virginia and Nelson County
||Amherst County, Virginia, Bedford County and Nelson County
||Walter H. Carter (D)
||J. D. Hagood (D)
||Charlotte County, Halifax County, and Prince Edward County
||Charlotte County, Halifax County, Prince Edward County and the City of South Boston
||Charlotte County, Halifax County, Prince Edward County, Lunenburg County, Nottoway County, and the City of South Boston
||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
||Elmo G. Cross (D)
||Caroline County, Essex County, Hanover County, King and Queen County, King William County, Middlesex County, and Spotsylvania County (part)
||Bill Bolling (R)
||Carolina County, Essex County, Hanover County, King and Queen County Middlesex County, and Spotsylvania County (part)
|Ryan McDougle (R)
||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)