Roanoke County Supervisor Joseph McNamara has announced he is running to fill the 8th district House of Delegate seat when the current delegate, Joe Habeeb, steps down on August 31st. Speaker of the House, Kirk Cox, will choose the date for a special election to fill the seat. The 8th district includes Roanoke County, Salem City, Montgomery County, and Craig County. It is reliably Republican.
Information on McNamara from the Roanoke County website:
Service to the Board:
Served as Vice Chairman in 2015, 2016
Served as Chairman in 2000, 2003, 2006, 2014, 2017
Served at Vice Chairman in 2002, 2005 and 2009
Re-elected to the Board: Term began 1-1-2018
Elected to the Board: Term began 1-1-1998; 1-1-2002; 1-1-2006,1-1-2014
Mr. McNamara was an active Youth Soccer Coach from 1991 through 2013.
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
School Construction Committee
Virginia Association of Counties – Legislative Contact
Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority
University of Virginia
BS in Finance and Accounting
Certified Public Accountant
Owner of Katie’s Ice Cream and Chocolates and Salem Ice Cream Parlor.