Delegate Lee Ware is one of three legislators, from among 140 legislators in the entire General Assembly, to be named recipient of a 2022 “Free Enterprise Award” by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
“This award recognizes Delegate Ware for his support for the principals and initiatives outlined in the Chamber’s long-term economic development plan, ‘Blueprint Virginia 2030,’” said Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber.
The presentations were made at a Chamber luncheon in May (2022). Senator George Barker and Delegate Ware’s close friend Delegate Israel O’Quinn were named Legislator of the Year for the Senate and House of Delegates, respectively.
Two other legislators joined Delegate Ware in receiving “Free Enterprise Awards”: Senator Scott Surovell and Delegate Carrie Coyner.
“The Virginia Chamber of Commerce recognizes the vital role that state legislators play in the implementation of initiatives that foster economic development and job growth,” DuVall added.
Delegate Ware is chairman of the House committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake, & Natural Resources (ACNR) and is a former chairman of the House committee on Finance. He remains a ranking member of the Finance committee, and he serves, too, on the crucial Commerce & Energy committee. Agriculture, by the way, remains the largest industry in Virginia in terms of gross domestic product.
The 6th ranking member in the House, Delegate Ware represents the 65th House District consisting of western Chesterfield, all of Powhatan, and western and eastern Fluvanna counties.
A welcome message from Delegate Lee Ware
Welcome to the webpage made available to citizens of the 65th 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.
One way: send me an 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.
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,
An Advisory for the Campaign Season
It is not unusual in the frenetic closing weeks of 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.