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Local Election Information

Campaigns for Roanoke and Salem City Councils, as well as for the 6th and 9th Congressional Districts are in full swing in advance of Election Day on November 8th.  Early voting has already begun, and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with candidates on the ballot.

To register to vote, update your registration, or find your polling location, click here.

You can click on the links below to learn more about the candidates running for elected office in our region.  Don't forget to vote!


Roanoke City Council - Choose 3

Salem City Council - Choose 2

2023 Legislative Agenda

The Chamber’s 2023 Legislative Agenda is now live!

Each year, the Chamber polls you – our membership – to determine the issues most important to your business. We do this in advance of the coming year’s General Assembly legislative session so we can most effectively advocate for policies that ensure the vibrancy of our region’s business community.

We appreciate your engagement during this process and providing valuable information as we prepare to advocate for you in Richmond.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at

31st Annual Pre-Session Legislative Breakfast

November 30th - Salem Civic Center

Registration begins at 7:30am

Mark your calendars for the 31st Annual Pre-Session Legislative Breakfast, hosted in conjunction with the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association and the Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors.  

The program will include a delicious hot breakfast & networking followed by a moderated panel. Our region’s General Assembly delegation will share their thoughts on the changing regulatory landscape, as well as the upcoming Virginia General Assembly Session.

This event is Free to attend and open to members and future members.

We encourage you to register early as space is limited and capacity limits may be reached. 

*Registration closes November 23rd*

Register for Free Now!
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In the News


Mayor Lea joins Governor Youngkin for public safety initiative

National assessment shows significant drops in Virginia reading and math scores


Munters joins industrial mix in Botetourt County

Roanoke County board sets 2023 legislative priorities, including airport funding

Old Valleydale plant in Salem to be turned into 300-unit apartment complex

Current cost of $90 million estimated for Roanoke County CTE facility

Roanoke City sees significant turnout for early voting

African American culture class saving and changing lives of Roanoke youth

Nelson: Roanoke seeks citizen input in new economic development strategy

Another $12.6 million in I-81 projects are getting underway this fall

McAfee Knob Trailhead Shuttle sees 155 hikers during first month of service


Terry Durkin
Vice President of Public Policy
 Roanoke Regional Chamber