James is running for Missouri’s 16th State House district, located in the Northland of Kansas City. He was born and raised in and around the 16th district and is a product of one of its public school systems. James served over 6 years with the USO Organization, giving back to the military community and their families. He discovered a passion for giving back and was led to pursue a career in public service.
As a full-time MPA graduate student at UMKC, James is running to bring back a more fair and balanced democracy to his home state, through servant leadership and people-first priorities. As a State Representative, James will strongly advocate for Missouri’s public schools, strive to make health care more affordable and accessible, and stand with the many hardworking families of the 16th House district, from union workers to small-business owners.