James Walker was elected a commissioner in November, 2016. He served with the 101st Airborne Division, and was discharged from the Army with the rank of sergeant. After his service, Mr. Walker spent time in the construction industry and was appointed as a part time Township Constable. That led to his appointment as a county deputy sheriff and election as a full time member of a township board serving as its municipal clerk among other duties such as being appointed as its police and fire commissioner. After a 10 year political career, he left public office and became an owner or partner in various business ventures.
Following a move to Texas, he joined a company that specialized in providing products to the 501-C3 community, Met Life Financial Services bought the company and later on he retired as a regional Marketing Director, eventually moving on to the world of investments and retirement planning as a stock broker with Edward Jones Brokerage.
As Michigan winters had run its course, Mr. Walker moved to Florida where he was recruited as an association manager and later hired as an onsite manager for a high rise condominium complex. After more than ten years in the District, he continues his management duties with the condominium complex in addition to his commission role.