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U.S. Representative

James Randy Forbes (R)


Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on the Judiciary
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for VA-04

Confirmed: Ella Ward, James Randy Forbes
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for VA-04)
On the Web
Official website

James Randy Forbes, a Republican, has represented the Fourth Congressional District of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2001.


Record and controversies

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
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2008 Scorecard
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American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 92 - 23/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 20 - 4/20 25 - 5/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 79 - 15/20 not avail.

Iraq War

Forbes voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

ARMPAC recipient

Forbes was a large recipient of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's ARMPAC campaign contributions. DeLay is being prosecuted on charges of felony money laundering of campaign finances and conspiracty to launder money. To date, Forbes has not offered to return or donate to charity any of the $30,000 he received, despite calls from Democrats to do so.[1][2]


Forbes was born February 17, 1952 in Chesapeake, Virginia. He attended Randolph-Macon College and the University of Virginia, graduating with a degree in Law. Forbes worked in private practice and served in the Virginia State House of Delegates (1989-1997) and the Virginia State Senate (1997-2001). He was also Chair of the Virginia State Republican Party from 1996 to 2001. Forbes was first elected to the House in 2001 to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Congressman Norman Sisisky.

Congressional career

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Forbes’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [3]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Huntington Ingalls Industries$ 21,500
Virginia Urology$ 19,001
JF Lehman & Co$ 13,822
BAE Systems$ 11,250
Deloitte LLP$ 11,000
Dominion Resources$ 11,000
Northrop Grumman$ 11,000
SB Ballard Construction$ 10,650
SAIC$ 10,500
Geoquip$ 10,400
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for James Randy Forbes
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on James Randy Forbes. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 2438 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-6365 Fax: 202-226-1170
    Webform email
District offices
  • 505 Independence Pkwy, Suite 104, Chesapeake, VA 23320
    Ph: 757-382-0080 Fax: (none entered)
  • 2903 Boulevard, Suite B, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
    Ph: 804-526-4969 Fax: (none entered)
  • 425 H. South Main Street, Emporia, VA 23847
    Ph: 434-634-5575 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office

2008 Campaign Contact Information

Official Forbes for Congress campaign website

Forbes for COngress
524 Johnstown Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Mailing Address
PO Box 15100
Chesapeake, VA 23328-5100

Phone: 757-547-1000
Fax: 757-436-4765



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Articles and resources


  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

External resources

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