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Matthew James

Member From: 2010 - May 19, 2019

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  • Birth Date: 1955 Birth Place:Norfolk, VA
  • Gender: Male Race: African American
  • Spouse: Karen S.
  • Children: Lauren and Kelly
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Education: United States Naval Academy, MD
    Hampton University  (B.A., Economics, 1978)
    Northwestern University, IL (M.B.A., 1981)
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  • Memberships/Affiliations: Main Street Baptist Church
    Civic Leadership Institute
    Eureka Club, Inc.
    Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
    Virginia Economic Developers Association (former president, vice president, treasurer, secretary)
    Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (former board member)
    Mary Immaculate Hospital (former board member)
    BB&T (Peninsula Region Advisory Board member)
  • Additional Info: Appointed by Governor Northam to his economic development team - May, 2019
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
2010 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
General Laws
Militia Police and Public Safety
2011 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
General Laws
Militia Police and Public Safety
2012 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 80 Democrat Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Finance
General Laws
2013 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 80 Democrat Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Finance
General Laws
2014 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) Democrat Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Commerce and Labor
Finance
2015 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) Democrat Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Commerce and Labor
Finance
2016 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 80 Democrat Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Appropriations
Health, Welfare and Institutions
2017 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 80 Democrat Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Appropriations
Health, Welfare and Institutions
2018 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 80 Democrat Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Appropriations
Health, Welfare and Institutions

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