"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation... One is by the sword... The other is by debt."- John Adams 1826

Serving Charlotte, Halifax, and Prince Edward Counties and part of Campbell County.

James Easley Edmunds II

Third generation farmer, raising cattle, grain and timber on family farm.

Owner and Manager of:

  • Blue Ribbon Market (a small local-source grocery store) Halifax
  • Non-Typical Outdoors (a supplier of seed for animal food plots) Halifax

Operator of the Halifax County Fair

Elected to the Virginia House of Delegates as the 60th District representative in 2008 and is now serving his fourth term.

  • Member of the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
  • Chairman of the Natural Resources Sub-Committee
  • Member of the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
  • Member of the Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee

Appointed by Speaker William Howell to the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission

  • Member of the Southside Economic Development Committee
  • Member of the Agribusiness Committee

Legislative Awards:

  • Named a Distinguished Advocate for Virginia Business by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Served 10 years on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors:

  • Chairman, Recreation Committee
  • Chairman, Fair Committee
  • Member, Finance Committee
  • Member, Policy and Personnel Committee
  • Member, Agriculture Committee

Protector of environment:

  • Recipient of Virginia League of Conservation Voters 2013 Legislative Leadership Award in “recognition of dedicated leadership in supporting and protecting the natural resources of the Commonwealth of Virginia”
  • National Remington and Progressive Farmer Farm Pond Management Award
  • Izaak Walton League Conservationist of the Year Award
  • Wild Turkey Federation Conservationist of the Year Award
  • Halifax County Sportsman’s Club Conservationist of the Year Award

Civic involvement:

  • Member of Halifax Education Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Member of National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Former member of Halifax County Rotary Club

Married to the former Jennifer Wilkerson and the father of two children, Paul (18) and Caroline (14). Attends First Presbyterian Church in South Boston where he has served as Deacon and Elder.