A welcome message from Delegate Lee Ware
Welcome to the webpage made available to citizens of the 65th House District—and, come 2024, to citizens of the new 72nd House District—by the many constituent-members of "Friends of Lee Ware".
It is a privilege and a sacred trust to represent your interests in the House of Delegates, Thank you, too, for your attention to the work of the oldest representative legislature in the Western Hemisphere, as evidenced by your visit to our webpage.
In addition to casting votes on your behalf, I am pleased to be able to assist you with the many agencies of state government. I welcome your calls for help or advice, and I welcome, too, your recommendations about legislation before the House.
There are two ways to reach me—in addition to a letter via the U.S. Postal Service.
The quickest and most effective way of reaching me is via email to dellware@house.Virginia.gov. Email is reviewed throughout the day—and also on evenings and Saturdays—and every effort is made to respond promptly. If you need assistance with DMV or any agency of state government, please provide a brief statement of your need, your email address, residential address, and telephone number.
Alternately: call my office voicemail at (804) 598-6696. We do our level-best to respond to calls on the day a message is received and invariably are able to call you back within twenty-four hours.
As no doubt you know, Virginia's legislators serve on a part-time basis. When we are in Session, during January and February (and sometimes for half of March), you will want to reach me at the General Assembly Building: (804) 698-1065. Because legislators have full-time assistance during Session, your calls are answered immediately during regular business hours.
Links identified elsewhere on the webpage offer you access to the whole range of information available from the legislature and from the agencies of the Commonwealth.
Again, thank you for visiting, and be assured of my best personal regards,
The New 72nd District
Voters in November 2023 will be choosing both delegates and senators for new districts.
The new 72nd House District consists of:
Chesterfield citizens who may be unsure of the House district in which they reside can find out at this link: Who's My Legislator? (virginiageneralassembly.gov)
An Advisory for the Campaign Season of 2023
It is not unusual in the frenetic months of an election season for voters to be inundated with information and statements from various campaigns that can be less than enlightening or even confusing about who said what or who believes that.
We take great care to ensure that voters understand that only literature that bears the statement “Authorized by Friends of Lee Ware” represents the principles and purposes of our good delegate. Literature from any source that does not include that language does not speak for Friends of Lee Ware and the legislator for whom we labor.