Ryan T. McDougle (R)* *

Age: 33

Residence: None given.

Education: BS, political science, James Madison University; JD, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary.

Occupation: Attorney, McDougle Law Firm P.C.; state delegate.

Elected offices/civic activities: Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates, 2002-present; member, Hanover Ruritan Club; member, Fraternal Lodge No. 344 A.F. and A.M; former founding member, Hanover County Child Advocate Response Task Force; former member, Virginia FFA Foundation board; former member, Domestic Violence Task Force.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"These principles [integrity and hard work] have formed the basis of my common-sense conservative approach to addressing the problems that face our communities. I will continue to lead in the effort to keep our taxes low, make our streets and families safer, create new jobs, uphold the Second Amendment and provide outstanding educational opportunities for our children.

"One of the pressing issues facing the commonwealth is the proper allocation of financial resources through the state budget. Another key issue we will address this year is ensuring that sexually violent predators are kept off our streets."

Why should voters elect you?

"At an early age, I learned the importance of integrity and hard work."

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