State Sen. Ryan McDougle, 51, of Hanover, is the Republican candidate for the newly-drawn Virginia Senate District 26, which covers Gloucester and Mathews.
He has been the senator for Virginia’s current 4th Senate District since 2006. That district will be defunct as of January.
McDougle said that, if elected, his areas of focus will include making sure that drug dealers who sell controlled substances such as fentanyl to someone who dies from using the drug are held accountable by making such a crime “felony homicide” in order to take drug dealers off the street. He said he introduced a bill to do that this year, but it wasn’t adopted, and he intends to continue his efforts.
A second issue McDougle will address, he said, is repealing the requirement that the State Air Pollution Control Board implement a low-emission and zero-emission vehicle program for motor vehicles and prohibiting the board from adopting or enforcing any emission standards for new vehicles or engines. He s...
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