R. Lee James

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R. Lee James
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 64
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 years
Education
Bachelor'sClarion University
Master'sClarion University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1966-1972
Personal
Place of birthPA
ProfessionFinancial Consultant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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.

Biography

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

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, James served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Human Services, Secretary
Local Government
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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."

Elections

2012

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.[2]

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.[3]

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

2012

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.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to R. Lee James's campaign in 2012
Breene, Charles E$2,295
Fritz, William D & Kelly$2,000
Sanfilippo, Samuel$2,000
King, Joseph C & Laura L$1,000
Williams, Douglas C & Carol M$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$22,892
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

James and his wife, Maureen, have three children.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Hutchinson (R)
Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 64
2013–present
Succeeded by
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