Joe McNamara for Families. Gun Rights. Small Businesses. Tax Cuts. Law Enforcement. Safe Communities. Smaller, More Efficient Government.

Leader on Taxes

In his first term, Joe was instrumental in the largest tax cut in thirty years. In the 2021 Session, Joe fought to provide $221 million in relief to small businesses and families struggling from the Governor’s shutdowns.

Protector of Families

Joe is a proud husband and father to five children. He has a strong record of fighting for family values and constitutional liberties, including gun rights, as a member of the House of Delegates.

Job Creator

As the owner of the Salem Ice Cream Parlor and Katie’s Ice Cream and Chocolates, Joe knows how to create jobs and balance a budget. He pushes back against job-killing laws and regulations.

Fighting for lower taxes, smarter government, and constitutional freedoms


McNamara Provides Tax Relief to Struggling Virginians

Delegate Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke), working alongside Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) and Senator Steve Newman (R-Bedford), reached a bipartisan compromise on tax conformity during the 2021 General Assembly session. This will deliver up…

McNamara Legislation Helps Schools Respond to Emergencies

ROANOKE, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam signed the “Remote Learning” bill this week, which allows unscheduled remote learning during inclement weather and emergency situations that prevent in-person learning. Delegate Joe McNamara, who represents…

Joe McNamara Delivers PPP Loan Forgiveness to Small Businesses

Delegate Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke), in one of his biggest legislative accomplishments of the 2021 session, led the way to reach a bipartisan deal that will provide a deduction cap of up to $100,000 for businesses who received PPP Loan Forgiveness.…

McNamara and Head call for in-person session

Republican lawmakers call for in-person session, when General Assembly reconvenes By Joe Dashiell Published: Nov. 11, 2020 at 8:03 PM EST|Updated: 18 hours ago ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Two Republican lawmakers from western…

McNamara: Democrats Continue to Leave Leadership Vaccuum

Tomorrow, August 18, 2020, The Virginia General Assembly will convene for a Special Session. It will mark nearly five months since the legislature has met. During this time, Virginia has weathered the worst pandemic in a century, a severe…

McNamara Defends Small Business

Del. Joe McNamara defends small businesses and workers by opposing changes to wage laws.

McNamara breaks down average Virginia Teacher Salary

"NORFOLK — To help lawmakers tackle a bipartisan goal of raising teacher pay, state budget staff tried to untangle for them exactly what the average teacher’s pay is in the state. The takeaway: There are different ways to calculate that…