Greg Habeeb

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Greg Habeeb
Virginia House of Delegates, District 8
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2011
Current term ends
2011
Political party Republican
Profession Attorney
Website House site
Greg Habeeb is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 8. Habeeb won the special election on January 11, 2011.

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.[1]

Campaign themes

2011

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."

Candidate Forum

Habeeb and his opponent, Ginger Mumpower (D), participated in a debate on January 3, 2010, discussing taxes, education, and passenger rail.[2]

The following are clips from the forum:


Habeeb and Mumpower on the Tea Party[3]

Candidates on what they will bring to the house[4]











Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

Elections

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Virginia state legislative special elections, 2011

Habeeb defeated Ginger Mumpower (D) in the January 11, 2011 special election to Virginia House of Delegates District 8.[5]

Campaign funds

2011

Habeeb has raised $138,018 in campaign funds. His opponent, Ginger Mumpower (D), has raised $26,702.[6]

Contact

Address:

Friends of Greg Habeeb

P.O. Box 882

Salem, VA 24153

Phone: 540-915-2962

Email: greg@greghabeeb.com

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