Visiting with Delegate Lee Ware at General Assembly is an annual priority for members of the Chesterfield County Council Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs). As a former teacher, and as both a parent and grandparent, Del. Ware is always eager to hear how the legislature can help county schools' parents, teachers, and students. PTA leaders at Assembly with the delegate are, from left, Jill Hellman, Auburn Stovall, and Sara Gilliam.
Assisting Brandermill residents in matters of importance before the General Assembly is one of the priorities as well as one of the great pleasures for Delegate Ware in representing the community. Brandermill's board of directors is in regular communication with the delegate and also, of course, with Senator Glen Sturtevant, third from right in the second row, and Clover Hill Supervisor Chris Winslow, far right next to the senator. Board members are, from left, Anthony Nardella, Bill Friedel, Bob Gregory, treasurer; Charlie Davis, president; Frances Hillman, second vice president; Ann Hunt; and Greg Pearson, first vice president.
Relishing the announcement that Cosby High School’s Anne Canipe, right, was selected as oneof only eight teachers throughout the Commonwealth selected for the "Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Award" for 2017, Delegate Ware, left, himself a retired teacher, was joined at the surprise presentation in June by Robert W. Thompson, member of the Chesterfield School Board for Matoaca District. Miss Canipe teaches World History-Honors for sophomores, and Advanced Placement Geography and Medical Law & Ethics for juniors and seniors. She was selected by a distinguished panel of educators from throughout Virginia. She was nominated by one of her former pupils, Colonel Beth Prekker, whose own daughters have also studied under the outstanding teacher.
Taking a break for the camera after a discussion of issues of importance to Chesterfield citizens were Delegates Roxann Robinson and Lee Ware. They work closely with Delegates Kirk Cox, Riley Ingram, and Manoli Loupassi on the entire range of issues affecting Chesterfield and the surrounding region.
Discussing issues of importance with Delegate Lee Ware during the 2019 Session were members of the Goochland chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), including, from left in front, Rev. Cecelia Lewis, Gennie Jones, Wendy Hobbs who led the group and initiated the conversation, Del. Ware, and Rev. Emanuel Harris. In back from left are, Berry Norris, Mary Lawson, and Doug Mock.
Making sure the lights stay on is a priority for Delegate Ware, center, so he welcomes the annual visit to General Assembly of Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) staff and officials. Discussing electricity services with him this year were, from left, Mike Lobue, Dr. Frank Bacon, Brenda Johnson, Paul Bennett, Regina White, Will White, Dan Hammond, Chuck Friedl, and Ron White.
Talking politics is always a singular pleasure with the elder statesman of Powhatan and environs, the inimitable Elwood Yates, right, whose late father preceded Delegate Ware, left, as a member of the House by several decades and was instrumental in advancing land conservation throughout the Commonwealth. Delegate Ware continues the late Delegate Yates's dedication by patroning legislation for farm and battlefield preservation.
Welcoming Miss Virginia 2015 to the Floor of the House of Delegates during the 2016 Session, Delegate Ware, left, read a Resolution commending Savannah Morgan Lane of Midlothian, right, who as an undergraduate student in the University of Virginia, was crowned Miss Virginia 2015 at the annual pageant in Roanoke.
Reminiscing about his time as a Page in the House of Delegates were one-time page Nicholas Snead, left, now director of the band for Powhatan High School, and Delegate Lee Ware, who recommended the then-much younger Mr. Snead for the honor. The two reunited at a recent "Village Vibe" in Powhatan Court House.
Returning to the classroom is always a delight for a retired former teacher, so Delegate Ware relished the opportunity to visit with and respond to exceptionally informed questions from the students of the Midlothian High School Latin Club. Under the instruction of Amy Petersen, who also serves as Latin Club sponsor, the students had just studied Virgil’s The Aneid, and it was that ancient classic from which the students drew their questions of Mr. Ware. Among those participating were, front from left, Raven Coe, Josue Candelaria, Da-Lan Pham, Britney Price, and Alex Murias. In back from left are, Emanuele Hoo-Fatt, Timothy Lam, Ian Gray, Thomas Gray, Kyle Kuennen, Chandler Dodge, Nora Carlucci, Lilly Hayes, Hannah Jens, Matthew Tichenor.