Vice Mayor 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.
Vice Mayor Ward 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. Council Member Ward's term expires December 31, 2020.