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Raising children is a responsibility that I don’t take lightly.  I want my 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 access to quality medical care, good schools, proper nutrition, 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 a thriving economy and plenty of opportunities awaiting them. Not only do I want these advantages for my children, but I want them for your children and grandchildren, too.

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 District and I’m asking for 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.

 

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.

The Latest

Virginia State Senate Candidate Mike Hamlar calls for transparency, accountability and the formation of an ethics policy from the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.

September 28, 2014Press Release

MEDIA ALERT:
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
For Immediate Release

Contact Name:  Michael Hamlar
Number:  1-800-682-1950 ext. 101
E-mail:  info@hamlarforsenate.com

Date: September 25, 2014

Time: Not Applicable

Location: Not Applicable

Purpose: We are deeply troubled by recent news reports about the Virginia Tobacco Commission and are seeking reforms that bring more transparency and integrity. 

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Hamlar appointed by the Governor to the Secure Commonwealth Panel

July 11, 2014Press Release

Commonwealth of Virginia

Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe

 

For Immediate Release

July 11, 2014

 

Contact: Rachel Thomas

Email: rachel.thomas@governor.virginia.gov

 

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments

 

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The Builders Club - Breckinridge Middle School

May 31, 2014News Clip

Builders Club, with more than 46,000 adolescent members, provides students with opportunities to develop leadership, improve self-esteem, increase civic engagement and learn life skills through service. As students maneuver this “in-between stage” of life, Builders Club empowers them to be themselves, work together with friends and implement plans through action. Through Builders Club, students become leaders at school, in their community and in the world.

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Hamlar launches run for Senate

May 30, 2014News Clip

On the grounds of the beautiful South Roanoke County Public Library, Roanoke businessman Michael Hamlar announced his bid to run for the 19th District State Senate seat presently held by Republican Ralph Smith. Standing in support of his candidacy at a news conference Mon. May 12 was Delegate Sam Rasoul, Roanoke City Council members Sherman Lea and Bill Bestpitch. “I know I can invoke change that speaks to the heart of the people,” Hamlar says.

“I look forward to bringing this message to the citizens of the 19th District and learning more about their issues,” he added.

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Hamlar to provide Smith a Democratic challenge

May 30, 2014News Clip

If State Sen. Ralph Smith seeks a third term next year, the Republican will face Democratic challenge for the second time.

Funeral home owner Michael Hamlar said Friday he is running for the 19th District seat Smith has held since 2007. He’ll make his formal announcement at 11 a.m. Monday at the South County Library on Merriman Road.

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Contact Information

Hamlar For Senate

P.O. Box 3336

Roanoke, VA 24015

Tel:  1-800-682-1950 ext. 101

Fax:  1-800-682-1950

Email:  info@hamlarforsenate.com