Matthew James (politician)
James in 2010
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 80th district
January 13, 2010
|Preceded by||Kenneth R. Melvin|
September 11, 1955 |
|Alma mater||Hampton University,
|Profession||Chief Executive Officer|
|Committees||Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources,
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.
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.