James Edmunds

James Edmunds 1

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 60 since 2010

Former Positions: Halifax County Board of Supervisors from 1999 – 2009

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

Owner and Manager of: Non-Typical Outdoors (a supplier of seed for animal food plots) Halifax

Operator of the Halifax County Fair

Third generation farmer, raising cattle, grain and timber on family farm. Married to the former Jennifer Wilkerson and the father of two children, Paul (18) and Caroline (14). Attends First Presbyterian Church in South Boston where he has served as Deacon and Elder.

About

James Edmunds

Source: Campaign page

Owner and Manager of: Non-Typical Outdoors (a supplier of seed for animal food plots) Halifax

Operator of the Halifax County Fair

Elected to the Virginia House of Delegates as the 60th District representative in 2009 and is now serving his fifth term.

  • Member of the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
  • Chairman of the Natural Resources Sub-Committee
  • Member of the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
  • Member of the Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee

Appointed by Speaker William Howell to the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission

  • Member of the Southside Economic Development Committee
  • Member of the Agribusiness Committee

Legislative Awards:

  • Named a Distinguished Advocate for Virginia Business by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Virginia Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus

  • co-chairman with Senator Emmett Hanger

Served 10 years on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors:

  • Chairman, Recreation Committee
  • Chairman, Fair Committee
  • Member, Finance Committee
  • Member, Policy and Personnel Committee
  • Member, Agriculture Committee

Protector of environment:

  • Recipient of Virginia League of Conservation Voters 2013 Legislative Leadership Award in “recognition of dedicated leadership in supporting and protecting the natural resources of the Commonwealth of Virginia”
  • National Remington and Progressive Farmer Farm Pond Management Award
  • Izaak Walton League Conservationist of the Year Award
  • Wild Turkey Federation Conservationist of the Year Award
  • Halifax County Sportsman’s Club Conservationist of the Year Award

Civic involvement:

  • Member of Halifax Education Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Member of National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Former member of Halifax County Rotary Club

Third generation farmer, raising cattle, grain and timber on family farm. Married to the former Jennifer Wilkerson and the father of two children, Paul (18) and Caroline (14). Attends First Presbyterian Church in South Boston where he has served as Deacon and Elder.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Owner and Manager
    Non-Typical Outdoors
    2019 to present

    a supplier of seed for animal food plots in Halifax

Education

  • B.S., Business Administration,
    Averett University
    1996 to present

Awards

  • National Remington and Progressive Farmer, Farm Pond Management Award (2019)
  • zaak Walton League, Conservationist of the Year (2019)
  • Halifax County Sportsman’s Club, Conservationist of the Year (2019)
  • National Wild Turkey Federation, Conservationist of the Year, Wild Turkey Woodlands Award (2004), Hunting Heritage Landowner Program Award (2006) (2019)
  • Virginia League of Conservation Voters, Legislative Leadership Award (2013)

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1970
  • Place of Birth: South Boston, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Spouse: Jennifer Leigh Wilkerson
  • Children: Paul and Carolin

Membership & Affiliation

  • First Presbyterian Church (former deacon and elder)
  • NRA
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • American Tree Farm System
  • Halifax County Rotary
  • Virginia Board of Forestry
  • Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation
  • Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Shelia Bradley
Administrative Assistant During Session: Sharon Wiltshire

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1060

District Office
P.O. Box 1115
Halifax, VA 24558

Phone: (434) 476-0077

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site

Politics

Source: Wikipedia

Edmunds was elected to the Halifax County Board of Supervisors from the 5th district in 1999, and became vice chair a year later. He was reelected without opposition in 2003 and 2007.In 2009, Clarke Hogan, Virginia House of Delegates member from the 60th district, announced he would not run for a fifth term. Edmunds received the Republican nomination and was elected unopposed.

Recent Elections

2019 State Delegate for VA House District 60

James Edmunds (R)14,46166.21%
Janie S. Zimmerman (D)7,35133.66%
Write In (Write-in)290.13%
TOTAL21,841

2017 State Delegate for VA House District 60

James Edmunds (R)13,33061.98%
Jamaal Maalik Johnston (D)8,17737.95%
Write In (Write-in)410.19%
TOTAL21,548

2015 State Delegate for VA House District 60

James Edmunds (R)10,76899.2%
Write In (Write-in)920.8%
TOTAL10,860

2013 State Delegate for VA House District 60

James Edmunds (R)12,80664.2%
Jasper Louis Hendricks, III (D)7,10535.6%
Write In (Write-in)350.2%
TOTAL19,946

Finances

EDMUNDS II, JAMES E has run in 5 races for public office, winning 5 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $371,695.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Militia, Police and Public Safety
Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Health, Welfare and Institutions

Subcommittees

Chair: Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources – Subcommittee #2
Health, Welfare and Institutions – Subcommittee #2

Appointments

Other Commission & Committee Appointments
   Henrietta Lacks Commission
House Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
House Health Welfare and Institutions
House Militia Police and Public Safety
Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee, Virginia
Roanoke River Bi-State Commission, Virginia Delegation of the
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center Board of Trustees
Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Source: Campaign page

James Edmunds knows what issues affect Southside the most. He is a strong voice for our district in Richmond, helping to solve the problems we face in our area, as well as to preserve the freedoms — like our gun & hunting rights, and traditional values, etc. — we currently hold dear.

Economy

Recruit new industry, protect our small businesses, and keep taxes low.

Education

Get Southside schools on par with, or better than, the rest of the Commonwealth.

Environment

Conservation

Three things: Clean Air, Clean Water & Open Spaces.

Health Care

Make sure seniors on fixed incomes don’t have to choose between purchasing medication or their next meal.

Safety

Stand up for our Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments, and make sure our police get the resources they need.

 

Agriculture

Promote sustainable agriculture so we never become dependent on foreign food sources, and protect Southside’s family farms

 

News

In the News

60th District Digest – January 25, 2019
January 25, 2019

With standing room only, TEAM HALIFAX shared the message loud and clear to legislators of the desperate need for another avenue to fund a new Halifax County High School. I am so grateful and proud of each one that spoke and represented our community. The subcommittee delegates were receptive and positive to the comments presented.

HB1634, local option sales tax, allows Halifax County to increase sales tax for capital school building projects only. It requires a referendum, giving the citizens a vote as to whether to increase their sales tax.

There is only one more week before Crossover, the halfway point by which each chamber must complete work on its own bills and begin considering legislation passed by the Senate. Several of my other bills are making their way through committee or to the House.

Videos

Speeches

Virginia Delegate James Edmunds prayer introduction
Glerin Business Resources
Published on January 21, 2018
By: Glerin Business Resources

Delegate James Edmunds introduces Rev. Frank Carr, of Halifax, who delivered the opening prayer for the House of Delegates on Jan.17, 2018.

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