Help Drive S.W. Virginia Forward
First and foremost, I'm a dad who wants the best for his children. I want my children and all of our children to have the same advantages in life that my brother and I had as we were growing up in Roanoke. I want them to have quality medical care, good schools, and safe neighborhoods. I want them to know that like their father, upon graduation from college they’ll be able to return to their hometown and that there will be plenty of opportunities awaiting them. It is what I want for all of our children.
I’m thankful for the many blessings in my life but my faith teaches me that being thankful isn’t enough – I must also be a man of action. Through prayer and introspection, I have determined that what I want most is to become the voice for those who feel that they’re no longer being heard in Richmond. With my innovative approach, business experience, and eagerness to serve, I know that I’m the right voice for Virginia’s 19th Senate District and I’m asking for your support, your prayers, and your vote. When you send me to Richmond, I can guarantee you that your concerns will be heard and that your interests will be served.
Del. Sam Rasoul, Mike Hamlar, and Sen. John Edwards
Coach Hamlar and the Cave Spring Knights agaisnt the Patrick Henry Patriots in 2008
Virginia Senate District 19 Map
All of: Floyd and Salem Part of: Bedford, Carroll, Franklin, Montgomery, Roanoke, and Wythe Counties
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My Promise To You
For years I have felt that there is a void within the political arena because the voice of the people is overshadowed by political agendas. I think the time is right to spearhead change - to provide meaningful solutions to the problems we face rather than just posing questions that go unanswered. I am highly concerned about the rise of partisanship in Richmond. Partisan politics is not the most effective way to govern; Virginia needs to return to limited but effective government. I have a desire to make a difference in our community and with my fresh perspective, business expertise, and drive for serving others I know that I can invoke change that will speak to the heart of the people. It’s time to put strong actions behind the ideology, and I know that I am just the person to do that. I look forward to bringing this message to you and to learn more about the issues that cause you concern. I’m asking for your support and in return, I will provide you with the best representation that the 19th District has ever known – and that’s a promise.
March 20, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact Name: Michael Hamlar
Number: 1-800-682-1950 ext. 101
Date: March 21, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virginia Tech Campus, Henderson Lawn
Purpose: We are deeply troubled by [Va. Code Section 56-49.01] Surveying for Interstate Pipelines. This code takes from property owners “the right to exclude all others” which the US Supreme Court has said is one of the most important rights of all.
WDBJ7 Interview with Mike Hamlar, who now becomes the front runner for Senate District 19. The clip is of Senator Ralph Smith announcing he will not seek re-election for the Nov. 3, 2015 election. The announcement changes the the landscape of the election where now the election is for an "open" seat.
Roanoke, VA (PRWEB)
Hamlar Receives Drum Major for Justice Award
SCLC honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and community leaders in Roanoke
On Friday, the Roanoke Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference held it's annual banquet in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Wornie Reed, Ph.D. , Director of the Race and Social Policy Research Center at Virginia Tech University spoke at the event.
State and local leaders were in attendance as people in the community were recognized for their service.
Virginia is preparing for Ebola
The Secure Commonwealth Panel is tasked with evaluating the Public Health and Safety and Homeland Security of the Commonwealth. As a member of this Governor-appointed committee, I feel confident that the panel is placing its focus on the things that are important to our citizens, such as the Ebola virus.