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state legislator

Matthew James, American state legislator. Member Main St. Baptist Church; board member Mary Immaculate Hospital; Member of Virginia Economic Developers Association (former president, vice president, treasurer, secretary), Civic Leadership Institute, Eureka Club, Inc., Sigma Pi Phi.

Background

James, Matthew was born on September 11, 1955 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States.

Education

Attended, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1973—1975. Bachelor in Economics, Hampton University, Virginia, 1978. Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, Illinois, 1981.

Career

With Kraft Foods, Chicago. Assistant economic development director Chesapeake, Virginia. Economic development director Portsmouth.

President, Chief Executive Officer Peninsula Council Workforce Development, Newport News. House delegate District 80 Virginia House of Delegates, Richmond, since 2010. Peninsula region advisory board member BlackBerry&T.

Achievements

  • He won his seat in the 2009 elections after defeating Republican Jennifer Lee in the general election by nearly forty points.

Membership

Member Main St. Baptist Church. Board member Mary Immaculate Hospital. Member of Virginia Economic Developers Association (former president, vice president, treasurer, secretary), Civic Leadership Institute, Eureka Club, Inc., Sigma Pi Phi.

Connections

Married Karen Scott; children: Lauren, Kelly.

spouse:
Karen Scott

child:
Lauren James

child:
Kelly James