James LeMunyon

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James LeMunyon
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Virginia House of Delegates, District 67
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'sValparaiso University
Master'sUniversity of Wisconsin
Personal
ProfessionCo-Founder/President, Sterling Semiconductor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
James M. LeMunyon is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 67. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009.

Biography

LeMunyon earned his B.A. in physics and mathematics from Valparaiso and his M.S. in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin. LeMunyon's professional experience includes working as the Chief of Staff for Congressman Ed Zschau, as a proprietor, and as the co-founder and president of Sterling Semiconductor.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, LeMunyon served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Education
General laws
Transportation

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

LeMunyon’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "My top priority is the issue that unites us all in Northern Virginia—reducing traffic congestion and improving our regional mobility. ...I disagree with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) being able to increase tolls without approval by an elected body."

  • Education

Excerpt: "My commitment to quality public education is second to none. As the son of a career third grade teacher and father of three graduates of Fairfax County Public Schools, I know and appreciate the impact our teachers have on our children—and America’s future—every day. Our children learn best when we attract and retain well-paid and motivated teachers and when parents are actively involved in our schools."

  • Good Government

Excerpt: "In keeping with a campaign promise, I introduced legislation in 2010 and 2011 requiring the House of Delegates to electronically publish the voting records of every Member of the Virginia House on the Virginia General Assembly website. The 2011 legislation was approved, and it is now possible to easily look up by Member name how a particular Member voted on bills and resolutions."

  • Veterans

Excerpt: "During the 2010 and 2011 sessions, I voted for legislation to improve access to higher education and health care for veterans, and most recently, real estate property tax exemptions for disabled veterans and their surviving spouses. I have also supported legislation that makes it easier for veterans to get back to work when they return from serving our country, including fee waivers for veterans starting a new business."

  • Jobs & Opportunity

Excerpt: "The key to a successful Commonwealth is a robust economy and a pro-business environment. Our economy will grow stronger, but not by making government bigger. We cannot spend our way to prosperity and leave behind unimaginable debt for future generations to reconcile. Instead, we need leaders who will implement policies that unleash the potential of Americans to innovate and prosper through our free enterprise system, to make a better life for themselves and their children."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

LeMunyon won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 67. LeMunyon ran unopposed in the June 11 Republican primary. He defeated Hung Nguyen (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 67 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames LeMunyon Incumbent 54.5% 12,787
     Democratic Hung Nguyen 45.3% 10,642
     Other Write-in 0.2% 44
Total Votes 23,473

Race snapshot

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

This exurban Washington, DC, district re-elected incumbent LeMunyon with a comfortable 59 percent of the vote in 2011, and Governor Bob McDonnell (R) won 58 percent of the vote here in 2009. However, President Barack Obama (D) earned 53 percent of the vote here in 2012, suggesting that the district could elect a Democratic candidate. Hung Nguyen (D) made several specific pitches for high turnout among the local Vietnamese-American community, but LeMunyon won in a tough race as recently as 2009.[3]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, LeMunyon won re-election to District 67 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Eric Clingan in the November 8 general election.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Virginia House of Delegates, District 67 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames LeMunyon Incumbent 59.2% 9,172
     Democratic Eric Clingan 40.8% 6,320
Total Votes 15,492

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, LeMunyon was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 67 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James LeMunyon (R) 10,857
Chuck Caputo (D) 9,743

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, LeMunyon received $359,227 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James LeMunyon's campaign in 2011
Virginia Republican Party$60,329
Middle Resolution PAC LLC$50,000
Opportunity Virginia PAC$20,000
Cameron Moberly & Hamrick PC$19,840
Dominion Leadership Trust$15,301
Total Raised in 2011 $359,227
Total Votes received in 2011 9,172
Cost of each vote received $39.17

2009


James LeMunyon speaks in support of transparency bill

The top five donors to LeMunyon's 2009 campaign:[6]

Contributor 2009 total
Republican Party of Virginia $122,242
Middle Resolution PAC $117,953
James LeMunyon $43,130
Republican State Leadership Committee $30,000
Dominion Leadership Trust $14,298

Personal

LeMunyon and his wife, Robin, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chuck Caputo
Virginia House of Delegates District 67
2010-present
Succeeded by
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