J. Michael Sharman
J. Michael (Mike) Sharman is an attorney with a broad base of legal and legislative experience. He has worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant and campaign executive administrator for a US Senator; as a criminal prosecutor; and as a sole practitioner in private practice.
He has testified on constitutional and health care issues before seven different state legislative bodies in four different states and has written legislation protecting religious and economic freedoms which has been successfully passed into law in six states.
He has been a guest on many radio talk shows across the nation and had many articles published.
Mr. Sharman publishes Victories!, a monthly journal of legal and legislative successes in the battle for the restoration of traditional American life, and has authored FAITH OF THE FATHERS: Religion and Matters of Faith Contained In The Presidents' Inaugural Addresses From George Washington to Bill Clinton.
He has served on the Child Support Advisory Committee for Virginia's Office of Secretary of Health and Human Resources. He is a member and former president of the Culpeper Camp of Gideons International. He has served since 1988 as the general counsel for the American Family Association of Virginia, and previously served on the Piedmont United Way Board of Directors.
Mr. Sharman attended Fork Union Military Academy, received his G.E.D. from the United States Armed Forces Institute, attended Northern Virginia Community College, received his BA from Mary Washington College and his law degree from the University of Wyoming.
He was the Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates from the 30th District (Orange, Madison, Culpeper counties and part of Greene), in the 1997 election and was narrowly defeated by the incumbent by a margin of 784 votes out of a total of 19,193 cast.
His office is in Banco and he lives with his wife Nancy, and son Korey on Foothills of Faith Farm in Madison County. His son, Jason, works in construction in Nevada and his daughter, Kamie, lives in central Virginia where her husband Bill has an irrigation business.
Mike and Nancy Sharman are State Directors for the Madison Project of Virginia, a nonprofit political organization whose purpose is to elect conservative candidates to the Virginia legislature.