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Greg Habeeb
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Virginia House of Delegates District 8
In office
January 12, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 4
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedJanuary 11, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWake Forest University
J.D.Wake Forest University
Date of birth06/15/1976
Place of birthSyracuse, NY
Office website
Campaign website
Gregory D. "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 earned his B.A. and J.D. from Wake Forest University. He is an attorney at Gentry, Locke, Rakes & Moore, specializing in business litigation.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Habeeb served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2015
Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice

2014 legislative session

In the 2014 legislative session, Habeeb served on the following committees:


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Habeeb served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Habeeb served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Habeeb's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Jobs, Taxes & Regulation:

Excerpt: "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:

Excerpt: "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:

Excerpt: "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:

Excerpt: "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."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Habeeb won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 8. Habeeb ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[1]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Habeeb won re-election to District 8 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[2]

Candidate Forum

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

The following are clips from the forum:

Habeeb and Mumpower on the Tea Party[4]

Candidates on what they will bring to the house[5]

2011 special election

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.[6]

Campaign donors


In 2011, Habeeb received $219,845 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Greg Habeeb's campaign in 2011
Opportunity Virginia PAC$11,000
Dominion Leadership Trust$9,987
House Republican Campaign Cmte Inc$8,207
The Leadership PAC$8,053
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association$8,000
Total Raised in 2011 $219,845


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Virginia

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In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.


In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.


Habeeb and his wife, Christy, have three children. They currently reside in Salem, Virginia. He serves on the board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Adult Committee for Young Life. Habeeb is also a member of the West Salem PTA.

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