4th District County Supervisor
County of Sonoma
- As the 4th District County Supervisor, James serves Northern Santa Rosa up to Cloverdale. He currently sits on the following : Long Term Roads Plan Committee, North Coast Air Basin Control District, Eeel River Commission and the Northern California Tribal Consortium. James served as Presidential Appointee as Assistant Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). During this service, he led nationwide conservation efforts at the intersection of agriculture, business, and the environment. In an effort to enhance both a vibrant economy and protect our nation’s natural resources, James advocated for and led efforts to expand services in persistent poverty areas with underserved communities - leading to the creation and deployment of USDA’s persistent poverty initiative, StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity.