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Issue Position: Good Growth and Transportation

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Virginia's transportation issues are a growth issue and Delegate Lee Ware believes we need a state-wide transportation reform plan that addresses both road construction as well as development and growth.

Delegate Ware also supports additional rail improvements that help take cars off our roads and enable families to spend more time with one another - not stuck in traffic.

As both a county supervisor and now as a legislator, Delegate Ware has worked for comprehensive planning that balances commercial development and residential expansion.

He crafted the legislation that enhanced Virginia's conservation easements, leading to the preservation of 220,000 acres--and also of numerous family farms.

His bill of the 2009 Session to create "green roof" incentives for environmentally-friendly building was passed into law. And another of his 2009 bills--to enable counties to better preserve Virginia's 3,000 miles of "scenic byways"--was passed by the House of Delegates.

As vice chairman of the House committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources, Delegate Ware is a leader on every issue of importance to Virginia's largest industry, to restoring the Bay, and to the wise use--and also the faithful renewal--of the resources of nature that make Virginia both bountiful and beautiful. His advocacy of wise land use and urban design contributes both to our prosperity and to the attractiveness of the communities in which we live.


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