About Me

About Jim

I grew up in MacArthur and attended Woodrow Wilson High School where I graduated in 1989.  I am a 1993 graduate of Concord University where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication and a 2013 graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement and Crime Prevention. 



Living In Raleigh County

I have been a life-long member of Crab Orchard Baptist Church where I currently serve as Vice-Moderator and Coordinator of Church Security.  I am also a member of the Beckley Masonic Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police Black Diamond Lodge, Raleigh County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (Past President), West Virginia Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors, Raleigh County Day Report Center Board of Directors, the Hollywood Elementary Local School Improvement Council, and the Beckley/Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

My wife Kristi and I have been together since 1990.  We were married in 1996 and have 2 children, Brandon and Allyson.  Kristi and I were both raised here, attended Woodrow Wilson High School and Concord University together, and came back to Raleigh County to raise our children close to our families.  We work here, our kids go to school here, and we make our lives here.  I have a very real interest in ensuring Raleigh County is safe and prosperous. I am running for Sheriff because I believe that my education, experience, and abilities uniquely qualify me to address the challenges facing law enforcement, businesses, and families in Raleigh County.

We have made significant progress over the past 20 years, but the work is not done yet.  There is more I want to accomplish for Raleigh County.  I believe I am in the best position to do that because I am already proven, already trusted, and already working for you.