Delegate Matthew James (D-Portsmouth)

Photo of Matthew James
Party
Democratic
District
80: Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Portsmouth (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Next Election
November 2015
Committees
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Commerce and Labor, Finance
Age
59
Website
delegatematthewjames.com
Copatroning Habits
63% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 68% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 51% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
8.3% in 2014
Campaign Contributions
$32,592.00 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Bio

James is the president of a regional workforce development organization. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Hampton University and an MBA from Northwestern University. He is married with two grown daughters.

Top 10 Donors
Diageo North America PAC CT $500
Altria Client Services Inc Pac Richmond $500
VEA FUND PAC Richmond $500
Committee for effective Government Virginia Natural Gas PAC Virginia Beach $500
Committee for effective Government Virginia Natural Gas PAC Virginia Beach $500
Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association PAC Richmond $250
Virginia Sheriffs Association PAC Richmond $250
Christopher D LLoyd Attorney Glen Allen $250
at&t Communication NY $250
McGuire Woods PAC Richmond $250

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Recent Mentions in the Media

Vineland Daily Journal: Vineland Police for March 25

March 25, 2015
?Matthew James, 21, of North West Boulevard turned himself in to police on Tuesday on a Cumberland County Superior Court warrant. He was held in Cumberland County Jail. ?Daniel T. Scott, age not available, ... ?Joseph E. Walter, 75, of Townsend, Del ...

The Stokes News: Public Records

March 25, 2015
Larceny and disturbance was reported at Del Ray Drive, King. Breaking and entering, larceny and damage to property was reported at Piney Mountain Road, Walnut Cove, when $50 fire safe box, $600 TV, $500 diamond ring, $150 class ring, $500 jewelry ...

RVANews: Budget amendment puts brakes on speed traps

March 5, 2015
It is contained in amendments 3-6.05 #1c and 37 #1c, which were initially proposed by Sen. Charles Carrico, R-Galax, and Del. Matthew James, D-Portsmouth. The new methodology will lower the threshold for determining whether local fine collections are ...

Times of Malta: Winter Moods launch The Journey

March 5, 2015
The Journey was mastered at Metropolis Studios in London by John Davis, who recently worked on the Led Zeppelin reissues mastered with Jimmy Page, as well as new albums by Lana Del Rey and Prodigy. The design and art direction was done by Ed Dingli. In ...

Indie-Rock.it: Le uscite della settimana: Courtney Barnett, Laura Marling, Cribs, Jon Spencer ...

March 24, 2015
(CG) Si parla un po' in ogni dove di Courtney Barnett e del suo nuovo album, che praticamente un esordio su LP (il precedente era infatti la somma di due EP), e dunque la cantautrice australiana prende la pole position tra le numerosissime uscite di ...

These are all of the video clips of Matthew James’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 42 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB350: Enterprise zones; expands criteria for designation.
  • HB1756: Tourism zones; tax revenues for tourism projects.
  • HB1757: Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business Loan Fund; established.
  • HB1758: Portsmouth, City of; appointment of board of zoning appeals.
  • HB1759: Arrest without warrant; procedures.
  • HB1760: Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission; local representation.
  • HB1761: Portsmouth, City of; amending charter, election of mayor and city council members.
  • HB1842: Performance and incentive grants; review of incentive packages, report, repeals certain provisions.
  • HB1843: Green job creation tax credit; extends sunset provision to January 1, 2018.
  • HB1844: Major business facility; job tax credit to spread over two years per qualified full-time employee.
  • HB1874: Value engineering; separate study/report not required for certain projects.
  • HB2244: Electric utilities, certain; updated integrated resource plans.
  • HB2293: Value engineering; report shall not be required for certain projects.
  • HB2310: Toll violations; increased access to DMV records & other enhanced means of collection of penalties.
  • HJ750: Celebrating the life of James Clement Van Pelt, Sr.
  • HR201: Commending the 2015 inductees into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • HB346: Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; additional requirements for certain agreements.
  • HB347: Income tax, state; deduction for payment of certain tolls.
  • HB348: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; expands eligibility for grants.
  • HB349: Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995, etc.; comprehensive agreements.
  • HB350: Enterprise zones; expands criteria for designation.
  • HB351: Downtown Tunnel Construction Relief Grant Fund; established.
  • HB966: Real estate tax; appointment of special commissioner in Portsmouth to execute title to real estate.
  • HB968: Brownfield properties; changes definition of bona fide prospective purchaser.
  • HB1194: Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; establishment of state purchasing program.
  • HJ5059: Commending the Commonwealth Tourism Development Financing Program.
  • HR12: Commending the 2014 inductees into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • HR505: Commending the I.C. Norcom High School boys' basketball team.
  • HB1960: Board for Contractors; necessity for license, commissioning of public works of art.
  • HB1961: Charter; City of Portsmouth.
  • HB1962: Jails; court can adopt regional jail until it can obtain adequate facility.
  • HB1963: Income tax, state; deduction for payment of tolls in qualified locality.
  • HB1964: Voluntary economic growth-sharing agreements; Port of Va. Economic and Infrastructure Develop Zone.
  • HB1965: Portsmouth Port and Industrial Commission; annual report of financial performance.
  • HB1966: Enterprise zones; permits locality to apply for status based on distress factors in area.
  • HB1967: Virginia Jobs Investment Program; eligibility for assistance.
  • HB1968: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; expands eligibility for grants.
  • HB1969: Contractors, Board for; necessity for license, commissioning of public works of art.
  • HB2087: VA Jobs Investment Program; moves administration of Program to VA Economic Development Partnership.
  • HB2097: Career Pathways System Advisory Council; established, report.
  • HB2258: Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995, etc.; review of proposals.
  • HJ674: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights (first reference).
  • HJ675: Tolls; joint subcommittee to study how VA can mitigate impact on State's disadvantaged citizens.
  • HR111: Commending the 2013 inductees into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • HR130: Tolls; General Assembly to recognize need for mitigation measures for disadvantaged populations.
  • HB839: Defective drywall; redefines term.
  • HB840: Charter; City of Portsmouth.
  • HB841: Major business facility job credits & enterprise zone job creation grants; not allowed for same job.
  • HB842: Business license or land use authorization, local; conditions of issuance.
  • HJ127: Nonviolent felony offenders; VSCC to determine best use of resources for helping those released.
  • HB2284: Jail processing fee; allows sheriff's department, regional jail, or police department to receive.
  • HB2285: Tourism zones; tax revenues for tourism projects.
  • HJ838: Celebrating the life of James L. Smith, Jr.
  • HR77: Commending Horace Seymour Savage, Jr.
  • HB996: Education, Secretary of; name changed to Secretary of Education and Workforce Development.
  • HB1284: Distribution of handbills, etc., on highways; gives local government power to regulate and prohibit.
  • HJ304: Commending the Historical Truxtun Civic League.
  • HJ371: Commending Zion Baptist Church on the occasion of its 145th anniversary.
  • HJ425: Commending the Cavalier Manor Police Community Relations Advisory Committee.
  • HR39: Commending the I.C. Norcom High School boys' basketball team.