Matthew James (politician)

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Matthew James
Matthew James 2010.jpg
James in 2010
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 80th district
Assumed office
January 13, 2010
Preceded by Kenneth R. Melvin
Personal details
Born (1955-09-11) September 11, 1955 (age 61)
Norfolk, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Karen Scott
Alma mater Hampton University,
Northwestern University
Profession Chief Executive Officer
Committees Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources,
General Laws,
Militia Police and Public Safety

Matthew James (born September 11, 1955 in Norfolk, Virginia) is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 80th district, which includes parts of the cities Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake.[1]

He won his seat in the 2009 elections after defeating Republican Jennifer Lee in the general election by nearly forty points. He succeeded incumbent Kenneth Melvin, who resigned in May 2009 to become a judge.[2]


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