- Last Updated on 08:50 AM 03/12/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
Delegate James Edmunds II on Monday announced his intention to seek re-election for a third term to the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 60th District in Southern Virginia.
Edmunds has been a member of the House of Delegates since 2010 representing the 60th District that includes the counties of Halifax, Charlotte and Prince Edward and part of Campbell County.
“I have been honored to serve our district for the past four years and am humbled by the support I have received from citizens in Halifax, Campbell, Charlotte and Prince Edward Counties,” Edmunds said when making the announcement.
Edmunds serves on three House committees including Counties Cities and Towns, Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources and Militia Police and Public Safety.
“I am guided by the principles of being forthright, honest and respectful with people, whether they are constituents or fellow legislators, and I have relied on those guidelines while representing my constituents in Richmond. I believe that I have earned the respect of my colleagues from both parties, which contributed to keeping the ban on uranium mining this session. I pledge to continue that effort,” Edmunds said.
The delegate believes it has never been as important to forge relationships with urban colleagues as it is now.
“This cooperation will help us immensely as rural Virginia continues to lose population. Only by building seniority and alliances will our voices be heard,” he added. “I know I can’t be everything to everyone, but I will continue to be guided by my Christian principles that shape my decisions.”
Edmunds said he and his constituents have the best quality of life that can be found anywhere “right here in the 60th District.”
He urged voters to allow him to serve continue serving them for another term in the House of Delegates.
“I humbly ask for your vote this November,” Edmunds concluded.
The county native was born in South Boston July 21, 1970 and graduated from Averett University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.
He was elected to the Virginia Board of Forestry and served as ED-5 representative on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors from 1999 to 2009.
The county farmer is a member of First Presbyterian Church, the National Wild Turkey Federation, American Tree Farm System and Halifax County Rotary Club.
He is married to Jennifer Leigh Wilkerson, and they have two children, Paul and Caroline.