James Randy Forbes ( born February 17, 1952 in Chesapeake, Virginia) is an American politician. Since 2001 he represents the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Randy Forbes attended Randolph -Macon to 1974 the College in Ashland. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1977 was admitted as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. From 1996 to 2001 he was regional chairman of the party for the State of Virginia. Between 1989 and 1997 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia; 1997 to 2001 he was a member of the State Senate.
After the death of Congressman Norman Sisisky Forbes was at the due election for the fourth seat of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 19 June 2001. After five previous elections - partly unopposed - he can exercise his mandate in Congress today. Forbes is a member of the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee and four subcommittees. He is also a 14 caucuses. In his time as a congressman of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, the Iraq war and the military mission in Afghanistan fell.