"If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it is that community is everything, and no one succeeds if we leave others behind. I'm more dedicated than ever to serving James City County and improving the lives of the people who live here."

About Jim


Jim is a retired Air Force officer and a retired Delta Air Lines captain.  He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1967 and earned his MBA from the University of Utah in 1976.  During his career as a fighter pilot, he flew 195 combat missions in the Vietnam War and twice won the Distinguished Flying Cross.  

In 1987 he began a second career as an Air Line Pilot flying for both Pan Am and Delta, and he served as an elected officer of the Air Line Pilots Association from 1993 through 2005.  

Jim served on the James City County Board of Supervisors from 2006 through 2013 and is currently serving as the Jamestown District Supervisor for the 2018-2021 term.  He served as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in 2019 and 2020.  He also served as Chairman of the Virginia Board of Veteran’s Services from 2016 thru 2019.  

Jim and his wife Linda live in Ford’s Colony.  Their older daughter Cheryl is a retired Air Force officer who lives in Mons, Belgium and works for NATO.  Their younger daughter Cynthia lives in Williamsburg and is a teacher in the Williamsburg-James City County school system.