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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.

The Latest

Democratic Candidate Mike Hamlar supports SB 965

April 14, 2015Press Release


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.

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Hamlar wins Democratic Nomination for Virginia Senate District 19

April 4, 2015Press Release


April 4, 2015

For Immediate Release

Date: April 4, 2015

Time:  N/A

Location: N/A

Purpose: Hamlar Wins Democratic Nomination for Virginia Senate District 19


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Mike Hamlar to speak at Xperience 2015

April 4, 2015Press Release

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.


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Hamlar to speak at Pipeline Opposition Rally on Henderson Lawn at VT

March 22, 2015Press ReleaseHamlar concerned about citizens property rights

March 20, 2015
For Immediate Release

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.

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Mike Hamlar becomes the Front Runner in Virginia Senate District 19

March 17, 2015News ClipSen. Ralph Smith reports he will not seek re-election

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.

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