Lee Ware

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 18:33, 2 December 2013 by Jaclyn Beran (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Lee Ware
Lee Ware.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 65
In office
January 16, 1998 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 17
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1997
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWheaton College
Master'sHarvard College
Date of birth08/20/1952
Place of birthFitchburg, MA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
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.


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


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


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


  • 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


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."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Ware won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 65. Ware ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. He defeated William E. Quarles (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 65 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLee Ware Incumbent 67.6% 19,839
     Democratic William E. Quarles 32.1% 9,431
     Write-in Write-in 0.3% 76
Total Votes 29,346


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.[5]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Ware was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [6]

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


In 2011, Ware received $143,643 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

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


Lee Ware on Cable Reports, January 27, 2012

The top five donors to Ware's 2009 campaign:[8]

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


Ware and his wife, Kathleen, have four children.

Recent news

Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Lee + Ware + Virginia + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Virginia House of Delegates District 65
Succeeded by