About James

I’m a lifelong resident of North Lincoln, and a graduate of Northeast High School. I’m a social worker at Dawes Middle School, a small business owner in Havelock, and your City Councilman for Northeast Lincoln.

On the City Council, I’ve worked hard to lead us through difficult times as a city. I introduced and passed a ban on price gouging in the pandemic, supported the families of first responders who are killed in the line of duty, and have been a strong voice for equality. I was proud to introduce and pass a ban on so-called conversion therapy, and reduce regulations on businesses serving working families. During a budget crunch, I focused on keeping our libraries open and accessible to all.

Working families are why I got involved in politics. As the son of a single mom, I know what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet. At 14, I got my first job at Burger King in Havelock, and learned the value of hard work. I’ve put those values into action serving my community.

As current President for the Lincoln-Lancaster County Board of Health, I work with city and county partners to guide us out of the pandemic and advocate for a healthier Lincoln.

I am a social worker at Dawes Middle School, and founded and currently operate my own private therapy practice. Before Dawes, I worked at the Child Guidance Center, Bryan Health, and with the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, where I developed coalitions and strategies to improve Nebraska’s foster care system.

As current President for the Lincoln-Lancaster County Board of Health, I work with city and county partners to guide us out of the pandemic and advocate for a healthier Lincoln. I previously served on the Board of Directors for the Fresh Start Home, a shelter empowering women experiencing homelessness. I served two terms as the Board President for the Northeast Family Center, where I began volunteering in high school.

Lincoln is a great place to live, but we have a lot of work to do to make sure our government works for everyone. We need to fix our broken child welfare system, expand health care access, advocate for our seniors, and protect our great public schools.

I’m running so I can keep working for the community that has been such an important part of my life. 

I’m running so I can keep working for the community that has been such an important part of my life.