Lee Ware - Electoral History

Electoral History

Ware served two terms on the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors, 1988–1996. He was board chairman for one year.

On December 17, 1997, state Senator Joseph Benedetti resigned his seat to accept Governor-elect Jim Gilmore's offer to become head of the state Department of Criminal Justice Services. 65th district Delegate John Watkins was chosen to succeed Benedetti in a special election on January 6, 1998. On January 13, the day before the Virginia General Assembly convened, Ware won a special election to replace Watkins. He was sworn in three days later.

Date Election Candidate Party Votes %
Virginia House of Delegates, 65th district
Jan 13, 1998 Special R. Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 7,479 65.42
Edward B. Barber Democratic 3,550 31.05
Jeffrey M. Keegan 396 3.46
Write Ins 8 0.07
John Watkins was elected to the Senate; seat stayed Republican
Nov 2, 1999 General R L Ware Jr Republican 10,183 77.07
T R Belton 3,016 22.83
Write Ins 13 0.10
Nov 6, 2001 General R L Ware Jr Republican 18,851 74.93
C K Lowrie Democratic 5,802 23.06
J H Girardeau III Libertarian 498 1.98
Write Ins 7 0.03
Nov 4, 2003 General R L Ware Jr Republican 10,131 75.12
R E Williams Democratic 3,351 24.85
Write Ins 4 0.03
Nov 8, 2005 General R L Ware Jr Republican 23,851 96.88
Write Ins 768 3.12
Nov 6, 2007 General R. Lee Ware Jr. Republican 14,944 98.02
Write Ins 301 1.97
Nov 3, 2009 General R. Lee Ware Jr. Republican 21,887 71.46
Gary R. Reinhardt 8,682 28.34
Write Ins 56 0.18
Nov 8, 2011 General R. Lee Ware Jr. Republican 14,991 97.59
Write Ins 369 2.40

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