Council Member Lue R. Ward, Jr. was born in the former Nansemond County, Virginia. He was elected to the Suffolk City Council on November 6, 2012 and was sworn in on January 2, 2013, as the representative of the Nansemond Borough. Council Member Ward's term expires December 31, 2024.
has been a resident of Suffolk for more than 30 years and is the founder
and publisher of two community newspapers and a magazine, Suffolk
Happenings, Hampton Roads Happenings and Having Church Magazine. Council
Member Ward is also an author and host of his own 30-minute television
and radio show.
He is a former president of the Nansemond Suffolk Branch of the NAACP. He currently serves on the Western Tidewater Regional Jail Authority Board and the City School Advisory Committee on Collaborative Fiscal Concerns.