Jim has been a resident of Jefferson and Jackson County for more than 50 years. He and his wife, Vernell, have two sons and four grandchildren.
Vernell is a graduate of Berry College and Jim graduated from the University of Georgia Both began their professional careers in the Jefferson City School System.
Throughout his 38 year career, he has served as a public school teacher, public school administrator and college administrator. Upon his retirement from the University of Georgia, he became a licensed real estate broker and appraiser.
Member, Jefferson Lions Club
Member Jefferson Booster Club
Member, I-85 North Board of Realtors
Member, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
Recognitions and Awards
Realtor of the Year
Kappa Delta Epsilon Distinguished Service Award from the University of Georgia
Melvin Jones Fellow of Lions International
Jim and his wife are members of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson.
Commissioner District 1
Term: January 1, 2017 to
December 31, 2020