Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke)

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Party
Republican
District
8: Counties of Craig, Montgomery (part), and Roanoke (part); City of Salem [map]
Took Office
November 2018
Next Election
November 2019
Website
joeforva.com
Twitter
@JoeforVA
Copatroning Habits
83% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 100% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 76% of them are Republicans.
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Bio

Joe McNamara is a CPA and owner of an ice cream shop in Salem. He holds a BS in accounting from the University of Virginia. He served on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors from 1996–2018, when he won a special election for his House seat. McNamara and his wife, Cheryl, have five children.

Recent Mentions in the Media

Blue Virginia: Flip-A-District Friday: Martha Mugler (HD91), Kevin Washington (HD97), Phil Hernandez (HD100) and Darlene Lewis (HD8)

July 26, 2019 | 3:00 am
  If it's Friday, it must be “Flip-A-District Friday,” courtesy of Del. Rip Sullivan's Project Blue Dominion. This week, the Democratic candidates are: Martha Mugler ...

Blue Virginia: Virginia Campaign Finance Numbers for June 2019 Coming In… [UPDATED 7/16]

July 16, 2019 | 3:00 am
  Campaign finance numbers for June are now coming in. I'll put up numbers as I see them; will add more information as I have time and as the reports come in.

Blue Virginia: Two New Infographics Show VA GOP General Assembly Incumbents Are Overwhelmingly Older White Males; Democrats Are Diverse, Look Much More Like Virginia.

July 6, 2019 | 3:00 am
  The following infographics, courtesy of VPAP, tell us a great deal about diversity – or lack thereof – in the Virginia Democratic and Republican General Assembly ...

WDBJ7: State lawmakers to consider gun control measures during special session next week

July 3, 2019 | 3:00 am
  State lawmakers return to Richmond next week to consider gun control legislation, but it remains to be seen if they can find common ground on the issue.

Roanoke Times: Steven Nelson to challenge Sen. John Edwards; Darlene Lewis enters race against Del. Joe McNamara

June 12, 2019 | 3:00 am
  A first-time political candidate and a man making his second run for public office have entered General Assembly races in the Roanoke Valley.

From the Legislator’s Website

Special election set to choose Habeeb Successor

August 5, 2018
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ House Speaker Kirk Cox has set a November date for a special election for a vacant state House seat. Cox announced Wednesday that the election to fill the spot in the Roanoke-area district will be held Nov. 6. That’s the same date as congressional elections. Republican Del. Greg Habeeb recently announced […] The post Special election set to choose Habeeb Successor appeared first on Joe McNamara.

Roanoke County’s Joe McNamara first candidate to seek to replace Del. Greg Habeeb

August 5, 2018
(Picture Credit Amy Friedenberger Roanoke Times) SALEM, Va. (Roanoke Times) Roanoke County Supervisor Joe McNamara became the first person to announce he will seek the House of Delegates seat being vacated by Del. Greg Habeeb. The longtime supervisor declared his candidacy for the 8th District House of Delegates seat Monday morning at one of the two […] The post Roanoke County’s Joe McNamara first candidate to seek to replace Del. Greg Habeeb appeared first on Joe McNamara.

McNamara to run for 8th District seat in House of Delegates

August 5, 2018
SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) Salem Delegate Greg Habeeb is stepping aside, and the race to replace him is now on. Monday morning, longtime Roanoke County Supervisor Joe McNamara became the first candidate to say he’s running for the 8th district seat. Local Republican leaders joined McNamara for the announcement at his ice cream shop in Salem. […] The post McNamara to run for 8th District seat in House of Delegates appeared first on Joe McNamara.

Bills

  • HB1980: Income tax, state; conformity, increase in standard deduction.
  • HB2046: Elections; form of ballot, ballot order.
  • HB2327: DPOR; unlicensed practice, cease and desist notices.
  • HB2328: Virginia Public Procurement Act; proscribed subcontracting by certain small businesses.
  • HB2481: Virginia Retirement System; authorizes localities to opt out of group insurance program.