Jim grew up in a middle class family and was one of three kids. He was educated in the public school system, his mother was a homemaker and interior designer and his father was a teacher who served on the local school board for over 20 years. Some of Jim's fondest childhood memories are of his time helping his father promote public education. These memories have inspired Jim throughout his life to continue this tradition of public service.
Jim attended the University of Akron and studied Computer Engineering. He has over 20 years of experience in programming, data analytics, and development, and is currently the IT Director of a commercial laboratory. He is not a politician but believes it is time to put real people back in Congress.
For Jim the deciding factor for entering the race was the mass shooting at Parkland High School in Parkland, Florida. Inspired by the students at Parkland and his father’s love of education, Jim is dedicated to fighting for the protection of all our kids from the dangers that come from easy access to military style weapons.
Jim is proud to be among a wave of citizens stepping up and standing up to a Congress that is run by powerful corporate lobbies.
Jim lives in Covington with his wife, Nicole, and their son, Cooper.