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  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 60
 
  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 60
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = January 13, 2010 - Present  
 
  |Tenure = January 13, 2010 - Present  
  |Term ends = January 2012
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  |Term ends = January 13, 2016
  |Total terms = 1
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  |Assumed office = 2010
  |Political party = Republican
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  |Base salary = $17,640/day
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  |Per diem = $135/day
 
  |Per diem = $135/day
 
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  |Last election = November 3, 2009
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  |Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
 
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  |First elected = November 3, 2009
 
  |First elected = November 3, 2009
 
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  |Next election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |Religion = Presbyterian
 
  |Religion = Presbyterian
  |Personal website = http://www.friendsofjamesedmunds.com/
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{{TOCnestright}}'''James Edmunds, II''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 60 since 2010.  
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{{TOCnestright}}'''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.
  
Edmunds earned his Bachelors in business administration from Averett University in 1996.
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==Biography==
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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.<ref name=bio/>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
2010-2012 committees:
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===2012-2013===
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In the 2012-2013 session, Edmunds served on the following committees:
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* [[Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia House|Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources]]
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* [[Counties, Cities and Towns Committee, Virginia House|Counties, Cities and Towns]]
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* [[Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee, Virginia House|Militia, Police and Public Safety]]
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 session, Edmunds served on the following committees:
 
* [[Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia House|Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee]]
 
* [[Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia House|Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee]]
 
**Natural Resources Subcommittee
 
**Natural Resources Subcommittee
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* [[Counties, Cities and Towns Committee, Virginia House|Counties, Cities and Towns]]
 
* [[Counties, Cities and Towns Committee, Virginia House|Counties, Cities and Towns]]
 
**Subcommittee #2
 
**Subcommittee #2
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
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Edmunds’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.friendsofjamesedmunds.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=183 ''Delegate James Edmunds'', "Issues," accessed September 5, 2013]</ref>
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*'''Jobs & the Economy
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Excerpt: "Recruit new industry, Protect our small businesses, and Keep taxes low"
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*'''Public Safety
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Excerpt: "Stand up for our Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments, and Make sure our police get the resources they need"
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*'''Education
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Excerpt: "Get Southside schools on par with, or better than, the rest of the Commonwealth"
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*'''Agriculture
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Excerpt: "Promote sustainable agriculture so we never become dependent on foreign food sources, and Protect Southside’s family farms"
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*'''Conservation
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Excerpt: "Three things: Clean Air, Clean Water & Open Spaces"
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
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Edmunds won 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.  He defeated [[Jasper Hendricks, III]] (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates, District 60 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Other
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|winner1 = James Edmunds, II
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|votes1 = 12806
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|candidate2 = Jasper Hendricks, III
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|candidate3= Write-in
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|votes2 = 7105
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|votes3=35
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====Race snapshot====
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:: ''See also: [[2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates]]''
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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, had ran 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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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
  
Edmunds is running for re-election to the District 60 seat of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He is unopposed in the August 23 primary and the November 8 general election.
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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.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' - November 2011 General Election Official Results]</ref>
  
 
===2009===
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Edmunds received $45,303 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|Chamber = Virginia House of Delegates
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|total raised = 45303
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|org1 = Dominion
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|org2 = Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
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|org3 = Centurylink
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|org4 = HBAV Build-PAC
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|org5 = The Woodland Inc
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|orgdonor1 = 2,000
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|orgdonor2 = 2,000
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|orgdonor3 = 1,500
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|orgdonor4 = 1,500
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|orgdonor5 = 1,380
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|}}
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
The top 5 donors to Edmunds' 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113935 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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The top five donors to Edmunds' 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113935 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Edmunds and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.
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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.<ref name=bio>[http://www.friendsofjamesedmunds.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=182 ''Delegate James Edmunds'', "About James," accessed September 5, 2013]</ref>
  
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==Additional reading==
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* [http://www.yourgv.com/index.php/news/government/7480-edmunds-to-seek-third-term-in-virginia-house-of-delegates ''The Gazette-Virginian'', "Edmunds to seek third term in Virginia House of Delegates," March 12, 2013]
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.friendsofjamesedmunds.com/ Official campaign site]
 
*[http://www.friendsofjamesedmunds.com/ Official campaign site]
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/59063a39034c3f4285257535005773e3?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates biography]
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*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/5f02aa70be40a50685257b6400456903?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates biography]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/83615 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/83615 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=93372 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=93372 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=93372 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=93372 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113935 2009]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113935 2009]
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*[https://twitter.com/JamesEEdmunds Candidate Twitter feed]
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*[http://influenceexplorer.com/politician/id/6617b15093424a1b9e08fbb8acc9a863?cycle=-1 ''Influence Explorer'' profile]
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*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/jeedmunds/ ''Richmond Sunlight'' page]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_E._Edmunds ''Wikipedia'' page]
  
 
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James Edmunds, II
James Edmunds.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 60
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
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 won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 60. Edmunds ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. He defeated Jasper Hendricks, III (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 60 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Edmunds, II Incumbent 64.2% 12,806
     Democratic Jasper Hendricks, III 35.6% 7,105
     Other Write-in 0.2% 35
Total Votes 19,946

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, had ran 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.[4][5]

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.[6]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Edmunds, II was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [7]

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.[8]

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:[9]

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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