Help Drive S.W. Virginia Forward
I am a father of three and a graduate of Cave Spring High School, where I was a standout football player and earned a college football scholarship. After my father passed away at a young age, I gave up a potential professional NFL career and graduated from college early to move home and run the family business. I am running for Virginia Senate because I want every child to grow up with the opportunities that I had. I will lead efforts to improve education, preventing educators from teaching to the test, and make college more affordable - so our kids are prepared for the jobs of the future. As a small business owner, I will work to create more good-paying jobs to ensure our kids can find opportunities to come home after college.
I appreciate your trust and your vote on November 3, 2015.
The federal Voting Rights Act allows states to create minority-dominated voting districts with the intention of creating value for the minority vote. However, states cannot keep redrawing lines that cram a minority population into one voting precinct, which effectively dilutes the minority voice in surrounding precincts.
When deciding on which candidate to vote for, the usual questions asked are: How do they stand on this, or how do they stand on that? The question rarely, if ever, asked is will they do what needs to be done?
Mike Hamlar is the candidate who will do what needs to be done.
The electoral process should be fair and honest. Some factors are beyond governmental control, but the rules in place for elections should be established with impartiality.
Purpose: Hamlar receives the endorsement of the AFL-CIO and UFCW Local 400
Summary: Democratic Candidate, Mike Hamlar has received the official endorsement of the AFL-CIO along with that of UFCW Local 400.
Roanoke Va. — Democratic Candidate, Mike Hamlar, is humbled to receive the official endorsement of both the AFL-CIO, and UFCW Local 400. “I will stand with these organizations and strive to better the standard of living for Virginia’s workforce,” Hamlar stated.
Purpose: Hamlar responds to the tragic shootings yesterday at Smith Mountain Lake.
Summary: Mike Hamlar offers his condolences to the friends and family of Alison Parker, Adam Ward, and Vicki Gardner, along with all others affected by yesterday’s tragedy.