R. Lee James

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R. Lee James
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 64
In office
Term ends
November 31, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 years
Bachelor'sClarion University
Master'sClarion University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1966-1972
Place of birthPA
ProfessionFinancial Consultant
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
R. Lee James is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 64. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


James earned his B.S. in Economics from Clarion University in 1974 and his M.B.A. from Clarion University in 1983. His professional experience includes working as a financial consultant. James served in U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1972.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, James served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2015
Local Government
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, James served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


James' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Platform Issues

  • "Good jobs are the first priority for our area. I will focus on helping local businessmen to create jobs in the county I will work to reduce over-regulation by the government."
  • "I will support improvements in the educational system to help provide opportunities for students of all ages. Education is a cornerstone of our democracy."
  • "I will support and seek opportunities to improve the infrastructure in the county with projects that benefit individuals and industry."
  • "Pennsylvania is blessed with an abundance of natural resources. I will work to enable industry to recover these resources responsibly for the benefit of our residents."



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent R. Lee James was unopposed in the Republican primary and unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

James ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 64. James defeated Randall Smith and Thomas Myers in the Republican primary on April 24 and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngR. Lee James 100% 19,540
Total Votes 19,540
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 64 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngR. Lee James 49.9% 2,927
Randall Smith 19% 1,112
Thomas Myers 31.1% 1,827
Total Votes 5,866

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for R. Lee James is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, R. Lee James raised a total of $22,892 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[6]

R. Lee James's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 64 Won $22,892
Grand Total Raised $22,892


R. Lee James won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, R. Lee James raised a total of $22,892.


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In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 7 through November 12.

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James and his wife, Maureen, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Hutchinson (R)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 64
Succeeded by