A Maine native, Jim grew up in Alna. After returning to Maine from attending Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, where he studied Political Science, Jim volunteered on Peter Mills’ 2006 gubernatorial campaign. He has helped with a wide variety of campaigns since then, from state legislative campaigns to US Senate campaigns. In the past, he served as a Policy Aide for House Republican Leader Josh Tardy and as staff to Senator Susan Collins in her Augusta office. He lives in Gardiner, where he is active on the Kennebec County Republican Committee.