James LeMunyon (R)
House of Delegates - District 67
Description of Qualifications
Co-founder of Sterling Semiconductor (now a unit of Dow Corning), former CEO of HexaTech, Inc.; House of Delegates since 2009; Former adjunct faculty, George Mason University; Deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce (1989-1993); Former chief-of-staff to U.S. Rep. Ed Zschau (R-Calif.); B.S. in physics and mathematics from Valparaiso University; M.S. in meteorology from University of Wisconsin
Wife Robin and three grown children who are graduates of Oakton High School
My priorities in the state legislature are improving transportation, ensuring our K-12 and higher education opportunities are second to none, and making government more open and transparent--"better not bigger."
During my firm term, I had 14 bills pass the House of Delegates, all on a bipartisan basis. Seven of these bills became law. I was the first member of the Virginia House or Senate to post my entire floor voting record on the Internet. I also authored the resolution requiring that all House member voting records be listed online, indexed by member name. I am also well-known for my transportation bill, H.B. 1998 that would require Northern Virginia transportation projects to be rated objectively based upon what they will do to reduce congestion, which passed the House 85-13 in 2011, but was defeated in the Senate.
I am a Republican and serve on three committees: Education; Science and Technology; and Counties, Cities and Towns. I also serve on three state-sponsored commissions that address specific issues: Transportation Accountability, Public-Private Partnerships and the Code Commission.
My wife Robin and I are 28-year residents of Northern Virginia. We have three children who are college graduates and alumni of Oakton High School. Our family has been active in the community for many years through organizations including church, scouts, PTAs, and sports and music boosters.