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Edmunds is running for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 60. Edmunds ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary.  The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
 
Edmunds is running for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 60. Edmunds ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary.  The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Incumbent Edmunds chose to seek his third term and ran unopposed in 2009 and 2011, but this rural district only gave a slim margin of victory, about 51 percent of the vote, to presidential candidate [[Mitt Romney]] ([[Republican|R]]) in the 2012 election. [[Jasper Hendricks, III]] ([[Democratic|D]]), an activist, has run for office before and appeared to have attracted a fair amount of attention to his candidacy ahead of the November 2013 election, including an endorsement from Democracy for America. However, Democrats remained at a significant electoral disadvantage in this rural southwestern district.<ref>[http://democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/2805-hendricks-for-delegate ''Democracy for America'', "Hendricks for Delegate," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/11/1197965/-A-look-at-the-2013-Virginia-House-of-Delegates-Elections ''Daily Kos'', "A look at the 2013 Virginia House of Delegates Elections," April 11, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 16:50, 7 October 2013

James Edmunds, II
James Edmunds.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 60
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAverett University
Personal
Birthday07/21/1970
Place of birthSouth Boston, VA
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
James E. Edmunds, II (b. July 21, 1970) is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 60. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Edmunds earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Averett University in 1996. He runs his family's farm and works as the Deacon at First Presbyterian Church in South Boston. He was also elected to the Halifax County Board of Supervisors in 1999.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 session, Edmunds served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 session, Edmunds served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Edmunds’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Jobs & the Economy

Excerpt: "Recruit new industry, Protect our small businesses, and Keep taxes low"

  • Public Safety

Excerpt: "Stand up for our Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments, and Make sure our police get the resources they need"

  • Education

Excerpt: "Get Southside schools on par with, or better than, the rest of the Commonwealth"

  • Agriculture

Excerpt: "Promote sustainable agriculture so we never become dependent on foreign food sources, and Protect Southside’s family farms"

  • Conservation

Excerpt: "Three things: Clean Air, Clean Water & Open Spaces"

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Edmunds is running for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 60. Edmunds ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

Incumbent Edmunds chose to seek his third term and ran unopposed in 2009 and 2011, but this rural district only gave a slim margin of victory, about 51 percent of the vote, to presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) in the 2012 election. Jasper Hendricks, III (D), an activist, has run for office before and appeared to have attracted a fair amount of attention to his candidacy ahead of the November 2013 election, including an endorsement from Democracy for America. However, Democrats remained at a significant electoral disadvantage in this rural southwestern district.[3][4]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Edmunds won re-election to District 60 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed the November 8 general election.[5]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Edmunds, II was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [6]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Edmunds, II (R) 10,968

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Edmunds received $45,303 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Edmunds, II's campaign in 2011
Dominion$2,000
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$2,000
Centurylink$1,500
HBAV Build-PAC$1,500
The Woodland Inc$1,380
Total Raised in 2011 $45,303

2009

The top five donors to Edmunds' 2009 campaign:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Hogan for House of Delegates Clarke Hogan $20,000
Virginia Dental Association PAC $4,000
Virginia Wine Wholesalers Assoc $3,220
Virginia Beer Wholesalers Assoc $3,220
Hogan for House of Delegates $2,430

Personal

Edmunds and his wife, Jennifer, have two children. He has volunteered with the Good Samaritan Food & Clothing Bank, National Wild Turkey Federation, Wounded Warriors of Iraq and Afghanistan, and Hunters for the Hungry.[1]

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Preceded by
Clarke Hogan
Virginia House of Delegates District 60
2010-present
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