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About James

James is a dad and husband. He is the former president of the Madrona Elementary PTA and active in his neighborhood.  He brings his well-rounded knowledge of public systems to every setting and is ready to leverage these systems to work on behalf of all SeaTac residents - and James gets results.

James' work (professional and volunteer) have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for social services and youth programs that serve SeaTac residents. James has worked with all levels of government, especially the state and county, to secure millions of dollars in capital funding that serve SeaTac, South King County, and beyond. 

James' professional resume includes work across the social services and community development sector, including work at Huchoosedah, VFA, ReWA, School’s Out Washington, Neighborhood House, and his current work at Chief Seattle Club addressing our region's housing & homelessness crisis. 

James is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of Belcourt, ND.  He is an active volunteer in the urban Native community in King County, including participation in Highline School District's Native Family Advisory Committee.
James is appointed to the King County Children & Youth Advisory Board where he provides oversight to the Best Starts for Kids Levy and serves as co-chair of the PSTAA Advisory Subcommittee. 

James has been a volunteer with the United Way of King County for more than a decade, helping to equitably distribute millions of dollars in funding across the county, including many programs in SeaTac. 

He has also volunteered on a large number of public service efforts, including neighborhood clean-ups, vaccination clinics, emergency resettlement support for refugees, and many ad hoc & short term committees, coalitions, and task forces. 

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