Lee Ware is serving his ninth term in the House of Delegates from the 65th District. The 65th House District encompasses all of Powhatan County, the Brandermill (403), Skinquarter (309), Swift Creek (411), Tomahawk (310), and Woolridge (313) precincts and parts of the Evergreen (312) and Midlothian (503) precincts of Chesterfield County; the Columbia (201) and Fork Union (301) precincts of Fluvanna County; and the Fife (101), Hadensville (102), Sandy Hook (202), and Three Square (201) precincts and also part of the Goochland Court House precincts of Goochland County.
Delegate Ware serves on four major committees in the House of Delegates: Finance--of which he is Chairman; Commerce and Labor; Agriculture, Chesapeake, & Natural Resources; and Rules. He also serves, by appointment of the Speaker, on the Coal & Energy, Unemployment, Small Business, Water, Health Insurance Reform, Jamestown-Yorktown, War of 1812 Bicentennial, and Civics Education commissions. With colleagues from the Senate he serves, too, on the Joint Subcommittee for Tax Preferences.
A Citizen-Legislator Delegate Ware, who is 62, is the former Academic Dean of Benedictine Preparatory School of Richmond. Previously he was a teacher of History and Government in Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Academy in Powhatan, and, prior to that vocation, was for fifteen years a teacher of History and Government in Powhatan High School. The recipient of numerous civic and professional awards, he has been named Outstanding Virginia Teacher of the Constitution by the John Marshall Foundation. He is also a former award-winning editor of newspapers in both Virginia and New Hampshire. He is a graduate of Wheaton College with a double major in History and Literature, and he has pursued graduate studies at Harvard University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Longwood College. Delegate Ware served two terms on the Board of Supervisors of Powhatan County and he also served one year as the board's chairman. In 1994 he became the first public school teacher to serve on the State Board of Education, by appointment of Governor George Allen. Delegate Ware and his wife, Kathy, who is a certified public accountant, are parents of four children, each of whom was graduated from our local public schools. He is a member of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church of Powhatan.