Steve Landes was sworn in as the 17th Clerk of Circuit Court for the County of Augusta after winning a Special Election in November 2019. Before being elected as Clerk of Court he represented the 25th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, which includes portions of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties for twelve terms. He was Chairman of the House Education Committee and Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. In addition, he was a member of the Rules and Privileges and Elections Committees.
A lifelong resident of the Valley, Steve is a graduate of Buffalo Gap High School in Augusta County, and he received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He and his wife Angela live in Weyers Cave, Virginia, with their son Roth. He is a two-time Past President and a Member of the Weyers Cave Ruritan Club and is a Member of the Fort Harrison Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Steve and Angela are both Members and Elders of Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church.
Steve worked as Community Liaison for Home Instead Senior Care of Staunton, Virginia. He also worked as Vice President of Market Development for Blue Ridge Bank, and prior to that, he worked as Community Relations Coordinator for DuPont Community Credit Union. He also worked as Executive Director of NewBiz Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley’s small business incubator. Steve was a Life Insurance Agent and Registered Representative with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. In addition, he worked at Davis & Davis Marketing, Inc., a Staunton-based marketing and advertising firm, as a Media Buyer and then as an Account Executive.
He was a Member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates, representing the House of Delegates, and served on the Education Commission of the State. Steve served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission and was a Member of the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia, and he served as a House Budget Conferee. He served as Legislative Assistant to former Delegate A.R. “Pete” Giesen, Jr., and he served as former Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s District Director and District Representative.