Steve Landes, candidate for Clerk of Circuit Court in Augusta County, currently represents the 25th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, which includes portions of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties. He is Chairman of the House Education Committee and Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Additionally, he is a member of the Rules and Privileges and Elections Committees.
Serving his twelfth term, Steve has been an able steward of taxpayer resources in the House of Delegates. During his tenure, he has focused on promoting economic development, fostering education innovations, and increasing healthcare choice, access and affordability. He has been a steady voice of reason heard above the noise that all too often clouds our political discourse.
Steve Landes is a lifelong resident of the Valley and a graduate of Buffalo Gap High School in Augusta County. 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 Past President and Member of the Weyers Cave Ruritan Club and 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 is presently Community Liaison with Home Instead Senior Care of Staunton, Virginia. Most recently he served as Vice President of Market Development for Blue Ridge Bank, and prior to that he served as Community Relations Coordinator for DuPont Community Credit Union. He also served 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.
Steve is a Member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates, representing the House of Delegates. He serves on the Education Commission of the States, the House Select Committee on School Safety and as Vice Chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. Additionally, he serves on the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board, and the Board of Trustees of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia. From 1988 to 1992 he served as Legislative Assistant to his predecessor, former Delegate A.R. “Pete” Giesen, Jr., and from 1993 to 1995, he served as Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s District Director and District Representative.