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James F. "Jim" Almand

Member From: 1978 - July 31, 2003

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  • Birth Date: 1948 Birth Place:Arlington, VA
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
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  • Education: Arlington public schools The College of William and Mary in Virginia (B.A.) Marshall-Wythe School of Law; The College of William and Mary in Virginia (J.D.)
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  • Occupation/Profession: Attorney
  • Memberships/Affiliations: First Christian Church, Falls Church (elder) Arlington Committee of 100 Arlington Optimist Arlington Jaycees (former legal counsel) Arlington Historical Society Arlington County Bar Association Boy Scouts of America, District Committee (former chairman) Arlington Young Democrats Young Democrats of Virginia (president, 1975-76) Democratic State Steering and Central Committees (1975-76) 10th District Democratic Committee Phi Alpha Delta, legal fraternity Virginia Energy Study Commission (1978-present) Virginia Coal and Energy Commission (1979-present) Energy Preparedness Subcommittee (chairman) Southern Legislative Conference, Energy Committee (chairman, 1991-93) Omicron Delta Kappa, honorary leadership fraternity (1970) American Heart Association, Northern Virginia Chapter (board of directors, 1986-87) American Red Cross, Arlington Chapter (board of directors, 1983-89) Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (1986-94) Arlington Commission on Aging (1987-93) Virginia Crime Commission (1991-present) Committee on District Courts (1991-present) Judicial Council (1991-present) Virginia Housing Study Commission (1990-present) Commission on Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (1993-present) Arlington Hospital (advisory board, 1989-present) Former Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney (1974-77) Deputy Sheriff (summers of 1970-72)
  • Awards: Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities (1971) James Frederick Carr Memorial Cup, outstanding senior at The College of William and Mary in Virginia (1971) Arlington Jaycees Outstanding Young Man of the Year (1977) Outstanding Young Men of America (1980) Virginia Housing Coalition, legislative award (1991) National Commission Against Drunk Driving, distinguished service (1992) Virginia Safe Kids Coalition, Legislator of the Year (1993) National Federation of the Blind of Virginia, Dr. Jacobus tenBroek Award (1993) American Lung Association of Northern Virginia, Legislator of the Year (1993) Virginians Against Handgun Violence, Northern Virginia Chapter, Advocate of the Year (1994) Virginia Victims and Witnesses Network: Warren Stambaugh Award (1993, 1995), legislative award (1994) Northern Virginia Technology Council, Tech Ten Award (1996) Arlington's Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Community Service Award (1998) Virginia Weatherization Program Advocacy Award (1998) The James F. Almand Award for Advancement in Community Correction established by the Virginia Community Criminal Justice Association (1998) Vanguard Foundation, Community Awards (1998) Virginia Sheriff's Association, Legislator of the Year (1999) Local Elected Constitutional Officers, Legislator of the Year (1999) Honored by the Virginia Treasurers' Association (1999) Vanguard Foundation, Community Service Award (1999) Arlington County Bar Foundation, William L. Winston Award for long-standing Public Service to the Community (2000) Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Legislator Advocate Award (2000) The Virginia League of Conservation Voters, Year 2000 Legislative Hero Award (2001) Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Defender of Justice Award (2001)
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1978 County of Arlington 22 Democrat Courts of Justice
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1979 County of Arlington 22 Democrat Courts of Justice
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1980 County of Arlington 22 Democrat Courts of Justice
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1981 County of Arlington 22 Democrat Courts of Justice
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1982 County of Arlington 22 Democrat Claims
Courts of Justice
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1983 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Claims
Courts of Justice
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1984 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Claims
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1985 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Claims
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1986 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Claims
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1987 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Claims
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1988 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Claims
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1989 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Claims
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1990 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Claims
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1991 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Claims
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1992 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Courts of Justice (Chair)
Claims
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1993 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Courts of Justice (Chair)
Claims
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1994 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Courts of Justice (Chair)
Finance
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1995 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Courts of Justice (Chair)
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1996 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Courts of Justice (Chair)
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1997 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Courts of Justice (Chair)
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1998 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Courts of Justice (Co Chair)
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1999 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Courts of Justice (Co Chair)
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2000 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Courts of Justice (Co Chair)
Finance
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2001 Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) 47 Democrat Courts of Justice (Co Chair)
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2002 County of Arlington (part) 47 Democrat Courts of Justice
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2003 County of Arlington (part) 47 Democrat Courts of Justice
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*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

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