|Virginia House of Delegates, District 8|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
Habeeb was raised in Southwest Virginia and graduated from Christianburg High School. He went on to earn his BA and JD from Wake Forest University. Habeeb was recently named one of the Roanoke Valley's top 20 business leaders under 40. He also serves of the board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Adult Committee for Young Life. He is also a member of the West Salem PTA. Greg is married to his wife, Christy. They have three children and are members of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Roanoke.
Habeeb's 2011 special election Campaign site emphasizes several key policy positions and campaign themes:
- Jobs, Taxes & Regulation: "Our economy is hurting. The national unemployment rate is almost 10% and here in the Commonwealth, tens of thousands of people are still out of work. As a member of the House of Delegates, Greg will fight for policies that will foster private sector job creation. Greg knows that government doesn’t create jobs, but lawmakers in Richmond can make sure our state has an environment friendly to businesses and entrepreneurs..."
- Transparency & Accountability: "Greg believes government should answer to the people. People should know where and how their tax dollars are being spent. As a member of the House of Delegates, he will make sure our state government is transparent and accountable."
- Conservative Values: "Greg believes the Constitution means what it says and says what it means... Greg believes our founders were prudent and wise and their work embodied principles of equality and freedom that are just as important today as they were 225 years ago. And just as the founders believed 225 years ago, Greg believes that the right to keep and bear arms should never be taken away from individuals... Greg is committed to protecting conservative values. The sanctity of life and marriage are important parts of Greg’s core principles. When in Richmond, Greg will never forget these principles."
- Education: "Public education – and the right for parents and students to make choices about their own education – is a fundamental part of making sure the American dream can become a reality for every Virginian. Every Virginian deserves the same opportunities, regardless of race, gender, class, origin or any other factor. Greg believes education is the gateway to those opportunities...Greg’s agenda to address educational challenges includes improving the state’s standards of learning system, creating more charter and magnet schools and allowing local school boards, educators and parents to make the important choices about their children’s education...In addition to public education, Greg believes that families should have the right to educate their children as they see fit. As such, he will promote policies that foster school choice and create an environment where every student can receive the best education for their unique needs. This includes improving public education while working to increase access to private schooling or home schooling."
The following are clips from the forum:
Habeeb and Mumpower on the Tea Party
Candidates on what they will bring to the house
Friends of Greg Habeeb
P.O. Box 882
Salem, VA 24153
- Campaign Site, "About Greg"
- The Roanoke Times, "8th District hopefuls Habeeb, Mumpower talk taxes, education," January 04, 2011
- Roanoke Free Press YouTube channel
- Roanoke Free Press YouTube channel
- WSET TV "Stanley, Habeeb Win in Special Election," January 11, 2011
- Washington Post, "Republicans outraise opponents for Virginia special elections," January 3, 2011
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