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Meet R. Lee James:


42 years – local businessman


46 years registered Republican – voted in every election


Family history of military service.

  • Grandmother WWI – Marine Corps;

  • Grandfather WWI – U.S. Army;

  • Father- WWII – U.S. Army Major;

  • Mother- WWII – U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr;

  • Myself – U.S. Navy – 1966-72

  • Son – U.S. Army Major- present service


Married, 40 years – 3 children; 4 grandchildren


B.S. in Economics and MBA degrees from Clarion University


Understands Financial Statements – Over 40 years of experience in banking and investment management.


Focuses on helping local businessmen to create jobs in county, and to reduce over – regulation by government.


Supports improvements in our educational system, for students of all ages;


Seeks opportunities to improve infrastructure in county.


Pro-2nd Amendment



Lee James is endorsed by those we trust. 

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry
National Federation of Independent Business - NFIB
National Rifle Association - NRA
The Action Committee for Rural Electrification 
Firearms Owners Against Crime - FOAC
Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

Long record of volunteer activities on local agency boards:


  • Clarion University Board of Trustees 

  • Venango College Advisory Board

  • Boy Scouts of America French Creek Council

  • Luther Place Board

  • Sugar Creek Station Board

  • Grove Hill Cemetery Board

  • Venango Co. Blind Association

  • Congressional Military Academies Advisory Board

  • Oil Heritage Festival Committee

  • Friends of the National Transit member

  • Past United Way of Venango Co. Campaign Chair

  • N/W PA Regional Planning Commission Lender

  • Past Chairman for Venango Vo-Tech Data Processing Committee

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