Jim got his first taste of government when he interned with US Senator Ted Kennedy. That work led him to a life-long interest in politics, government, and doing what’s right.
University of Michigan, BA in Political Science
Boston University, Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Politics: Organizer at various levels in four Democratic campaigns: two presidential, one gubernatorial, and one state senate campaign
Peace Corps: Volunteered in the West African country of Mali supporting local farmers in their fight against deforestation and soil erosion.
Business: 21 years of experience including 14 years in sales at Clorox
District 47: Elmhurst resident since 2006
- Democratic Precinct Committeeman
- PTA Secretary at Churchville Middle School
- Board member of Elmhurst Youth Baseball
- Member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ
Jim and his wife, Mary, were married in 1999 and they have two boys, Jacob and Dylan, who attend District 205 schools. Jim’s parents, Bert and Dorothy, live in Schaumburg and his sister, Laura, lives in Scottsdale, AZ.