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.
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.
One of the many choices the voters of Southwestern Virginia will be making in 2015 is the selection of a new senator for Virginia's 19th Senate District.
The 19th District is a huge cross-section of the commonwealth. It includes all of Floyd County and Salem, and parts of the counties of Roanoke, Bedford, Carroll, Franklin, Montgomery and Wythe.
In recent history, Ralph Smith has been tasked with representing the 19th District in Richmond.
Thank you, Roanoke Times, for pointing out the injustice of gerrymandering in Virginia with your editorial March 21, “Elected without a vote.” This blatant abuse of power is a threat to our democratic liberties.
However, your assertion that the 19th Virginia Senate District is out of reach for Mike Hamlar based on his political ties shortchanges Hamlar’s qualities.
Virginia’s 19th Senate District’s Democratic Candidate, Mike Hamlar speaks in support of SB 965. The bill, recently passed with strong bipartisan support through the legislature, regulates the collection and use of personal information by law-enforcement agencies and restricts the duration that data can be held after it is collected.
April 4, 2015
For Immediate Release
Date: April 4, 2015
Purpose: Hamlar Wins Democratic Nomination for Virginia Senate District 19
Date: March 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Hotel Roanoke – Crystal Ball Room
Purpose: The event will showcase quality of life of the Roanoke & New River Valleys to Young Professionals (YP) who may relocate here or those who already live here but are unaware of the many amenities.