Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Habeeb garners business leaders support

Greg Habeeb, Republican candidate for the 8th legislative district, announced the formation of the Business Leaders for Habeeb Committee.

Habeeb’s opponent, Democrat Ginger Mumpower is running on her small business experience as a jeweler for 25 years. Mumpower has received the endorsement of The Farm Team. Her website is

“I am proud to have the support of a broad range of businessmen and women all over the Roanoke/Salem area,” said Habeeb. “They know I will be a staunch advocate for our area and will work to create new job opportunities in the Roanoke Valley.”

The list of business supporters includes over 30 small and large business owners from Salem, Roanoke and Roanoke County.

“I have known Greg Habeeb for years and have known him to be a strong advocate for the Roanoke Valley and its local businesses,” said Dolores Scutellaro. “We moved our family business to Roanoke from New York because of this area’s skilled workforce, low taxes, and business-friendly environment. I know Greg will go to Richmond and fight to maintain the Roanoke Valley’s status as one of the best places in the country to live, work, and raise a family.”

Habeeb is running to fill the open seat in the House of Delegates being vacated by Morgan Griffith, who was elected to Congress on November 2nd. A special election has been called for January 11th, the day before the 2011 session of the Virginia General Assembly convenes.

“I think my friends in the Democrat Party think that government spending is the only way to create jobs,” said Habeeb. “The owners of these businesses know that small business is the engine that drives job creation.”

Habeeb, 35, is a business attorney in the firm of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore. He and his family live in Salem and are members of the Church of the Holy Spirit. Mumpower attends the same church. Habeeb’s website is

Habeeb has reiterated his willingness to debate Mumpower “anyplace anytime.” Ben Tribbitt of Not Larry Sabato out of Arlington has offered to moderate. Jay Warren of WSLS Ch. 10 also indicated he would be willing to assist.


Posted By Valerie Garner

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