Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke)

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8: Counties of Craig, Montgomery (part), and Roanoke (part); City of Salem [map]
Took Office
November 2018
Next Election
November 2019
Copatroning Habits
79% 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, 79% of them are Republicans.
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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

Roanoke Times: Roanoke County's Joe McNamara first candidate to seek to replace Del. Greg Habeeb

July 30, 2018
  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.

Roanoke Times: Roanoke County Supervisor Joe McNamara named Republican nominee to replace Del. Greg Habeeb

August 9, 2018
  Longtime Roanoke County Supervisor Joe McNamara has secured the Republican nomination in the House of Delegates race to replace Del. Greg Habeeb ...

Roanoke Times: McNamara wins special election to hold 8th House District for GOP

November 6, 2018
  With a win in the 8th District special election, Joe McNamara helped Republicans to maintain their majority in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Roanoke Times: In special election, Joe McNamara and Carter Turner vie for open House of Delegates seat

November 3, 2018
  With the balance of power in the Virginia House of Delegates at stake, Tuesday's special election to fill the 8th District seat pits a longtime Roanoke County ...

Roanoke Times: Blue Ridge Caucus: Del. Ben Cline, Roanoke County Supervisor Joe McNamara open Roanoke Valley campaign office

September 1, 2018
  Roanoke Valley Republicans gathered on Saturday morning to mark the opening of a campaign office for congressional candidate Del. Ben Cline and House of ...


  • 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.