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  |Name = Lee Ware
  political position  = Virginia House of Delegates District 65 |
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  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 65
  assumed office      = January 16, 1998 |
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  |Status = Incumbent
  term ends           = January 2012 |
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  |Tenure = January 16, 1998 - Present
  political party     = [[Republican]] |
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  |Term ends = January 8, 2014
  profession          = Teacher |
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|Assumed office = 1998
  website             = [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/d05bda4f47f5b99285257535005773f0?OpenDocument Lee Ware] |
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Lee Ware''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 65 since January 16, 1998.  
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''R. Lee Ware, Jr.''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 65. He was first elected to the chamber in 1997.
  
He won re-election in 2009, defeating [[Gary Reinhardt]] in the general election.<ref>[http://wtop.com/?nid=605 ''WTOP'' 2009 Election Results]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Ware earned his B.A. from Wheaton College in 1974 and his M.A. from Harvard College.
  
Prior to joining the House, Ware served as Chair for Board of Supervisors of [[sunshinereview:Powhatan County, Virginia|Powhatan County]] (1988-1996), Chair of the Powhatan County Social Services Board (1992-1996), and the Virginia State Board of Education (1995-1997).<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=15440 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Ware]</ref>
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Prior to joining the House, Ware served as Chair for Board of Supervisors of [[Powhatan County, Virginia|Powhatan County]] (1988-1996), Chair of the Powhatan County Social Services Board (1992-1996), and the Virginia State Board of Education (1995-1997).<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=15440 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Ware]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
2010-2012 committees:
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===2012-2013===
*[[Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia House|Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee]] (Vice Chair)
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In the 2012-2013 session, Ware served on the following committees:
**Natural Resources Subcommittee (Chair)
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* [[Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia House|Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources]]
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* [[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia House|Commerce and Labor]], ''Vice Chair''
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* [[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]]
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* [[Rules Committee, Virginia House|Rules]]
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 session, Ware served on the following committees:
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*[[Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia House|Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee]], ''Vice Chair''
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**Natural Resources Subcommittee, ''Chair''
 
**Chesapeake Subcommittee
 
**Chesapeake Subcommittee
 
*[[Rules Committee, Virginia House|Rules]]
 
*[[Rules Committee, Virginia House|Rules]]
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**Subcommittee #3
 
**Subcommittee #3
 
*[[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia House|Commerce and Labor]]
 
*[[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia House|Commerce and Labor]]
**Subcommittee #1 (Chair)
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**Subcommittee #1, ''Chair''
 
**Special Subcommittee on Energy
 
**Special Subcommittee on Energy
  
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==Issues==
 
===Sponsored legislation===     
 
===Sponsored legislation===     
 
* HB 1974 Crash prevention courses; reduction in rates for certain persons attending.
 
* HB 1974 Crash prevention courses; reduction in rates for certain persons attending.
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* HB 1977 Health insurance; mandated coverage for prosthetic devices and components.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H7C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
 
* HB 1977 Health insurance; mandated coverage for prosthetic devices and components.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H7C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
  
==Major donors==
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===Campaign themes===
The top 5 donors to Ware's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113937 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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====2013====
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Ware’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.delegateleeware.net/ontheissues.htm ''Lee Ware'', "On the Issues," accessed September 6, 2013]</ref>
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*'''Improving Education
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Excerpt: "Lee Ware has helped engineer a 123% increase in state funds for Chesterfield Schools during his decade as our Delegate. For Powhatan Schools the increase has been 175%. Attracting and retaining the best-qualified teachers, and ensuring that our children are given every opportunity to experience—and to excel—in the adventure of learning, are among his legislative priorities."
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*'''Good Growth and Transportation
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Excerpt: "Virginia’s transportation issues are a growth issue and Delegate Lee Ware believes we need a state-wide transportation reform plan that addresses both road construction as well as development and growth. Delegate Ware also supports additional rail improvements that help take cars off our roads and enable families to spend more time with one another - not stuck in traffic."
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*'''Taxes and Spending
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Excerpt: "Like you, Lee expects government to use fiscal restraint when spending our hard-earned tax dollars, and he believes that providing tax incentives to businesses - not more governmental spending - is the key to spurring economic recovery."
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==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
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Ware is running for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 65.  Ware ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary.  The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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===2011===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
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On November 8, 2011, Ware won re-election to District 65 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' - November 2011 General Election Official Results]</ref>
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===2009===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
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In 2009, Ware was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2009#results_summary_H Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
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  office = Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 65 (2009)}}
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Lee Ware (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''21,187'''
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| colspan="2" | Gary Reinhardt (I)
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| align="right" | 8,682
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==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Ware received $143,643 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|org1 = Virginia Hospital Ass PAC
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|org2 = Verizon
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|org3 = Dominion
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|org4 = Western Refining
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|org5 = Virginia Dental Association
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|orgdonor1 = 5,500
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===2009===
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|{{#ev:youtube|_U_w-HelWSM|300}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Lee Ware on Cable Reports, January 27, 2012</span>
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The top five donors to Ware's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113937 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
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==Personal==
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Ware and his wife, Kathleen, have four children.
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/d05bda4f47f5b99285257535005773f0?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Ware]  
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=15440 Project Vote Smart profile]
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*[http://www.delegateleeware.net/ Campaign website]
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*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/7a73d93b32b07cf385257b6400456910?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Ware]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=15440 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=15440 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113937 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95108 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77400 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19513 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=4660 2001] ,[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=2043 1999]
 
*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113937 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95108 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77400 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19513 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=4660 2001] ,[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=2043 1999]
 
*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/rlware/ Richmond Sunlight profile]
 
*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/rlware/ Richmond Sunlight profile]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/members/115194-r-lee-ware-jr-virginia State Surge - legislative and voting track record]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/members/115194-r-lee-ware-jr-virginia State Surge - legislative and voting track record]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/25934 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/25934 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
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*[http://www.powhatanva.com/ware/ Ware's page on county community website]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Ware ''Wikipedia'' profile]
  
 
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Revision as of 12:45, 6 September 2013

Lee Ware
Lee Ware.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 65
Incumbent
In office
January 16, 1998 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 16
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1997
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWheaton College
Master'sHarvard College
Personal
Birthday08/20/1952
Place of birthFitchburg, MA
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
R. Lee Ware, Jr. is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 65. He was first elected to the chamber in 1997.

Biography

Ware earned his B.A. from Wheaton College in 1974 and his M.A. from Harvard College.

Prior to joining the House, Ware served as Chair for Board of Supervisors of Powhatan County (1988-1996), Chair of the Powhatan County Social Services Board (1992-1996), and the Virginia State Board of Education (1995-1997).[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

  • HB 1974 Crash prevention courses; reduction in rates for certain persons attending.
  • HB 1975 Green roofs; authorizes counties, cities, and towns, by ordinance, to grant incentives, etc.
  • HB 1977 Health insurance; mandated coverage for prosthetic devices and components.[2]

Campaign themes

2013

Ware’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Improving Education

Excerpt: "Lee Ware has helped engineer a 123% increase in state funds for Chesterfield Schools during his decade as our Delegate. For Powhatan Schools the increase has been 175%. Attracting and retaining the best-qualified teachers, and ensuring that our children are given every opportunity to experience—and to excel—in the adventure of learning, are among his legislative priorities."

  • Good Growth and Transportation

Excerpt: "Virginia’s transportation issues are a growth issue and Delegate Lee Ware believes we need a state-wide transportation reform plan that addresses both road construction as well as development and growth. Delegate Ware also supports additional rail improvements that help take cars off our roads and enable families to spend more time with one another - not stuck in traffic."

  • Taxes and Spending

Excerpt: "Like you, Lee expects government to use fiscal restraint when spending our hard-earned tax dollars, and he believes that providing tax incentives to businesses - not more governmental spending - is the key to spurring economic recovery."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Ware is running for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 65. Ware ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Ware won re-election to District 65 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[4]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Ware was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [5]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 65 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lee Ware (R) 21,187
Gary Reinhardt (I) 8,682

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Ware received $143,643 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lee Ware's campaign in 2011
Virginia Hospital Ass PAC$5,500
Verizon$4,000
Dominion$4,000
Western Refining$3,000
Virginia Dental Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $143,643

2009


Lee Ware on Cable Reports, January 27, 2012

The top five donors to Ware's 2009 campaign:[7]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Dental Association $4,000
Medical Society of Virginia $3,500
Verizon $3,500
Dominion $3,000
Virginia Bankers Association $3,000

Personal

Ware and his wife, Kathleen, have four children.

Recent news

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