John James Biography
John James an American politician, businessman, and veteran known for as being the Republican candidate for the 2018 United States Senate election in Michigan but lost to Debbie Stabenow. James is a candidate for the Senate again in 2020.
As of 2004 to 2012, he served in the United States Army and when he was honorably discharged, he joined his family’s supply chain business.
John James Age
James was born on June 8, 1981, Detroit, Michigan, the U.S.
John James Politics
James entered the Republican primary for the 2018 United States Senate election in Michigan in an attempt to unseat Debbie Stabenow, as well as become Michigan’s first African-American senator in September 2017.
Despite musician and Michigan native Kid Rock publicly toying with the idea of running for the seat for months, the primary came down to James and Grosse Pointe businessman Sandy Pensler. He was endorsed via Twitter by President Donald Trump on July 27, 2018, eleven days before the Republican primary.
He won the GOP nomination with 55 percent of the vote. Because the election margin in the 2018 Senate race was smaller than expected, James became a front-runner for the Republican nomination to take on Michigan’s other incumbent Democratic senator, Gary Peters, in the 2020 election.
As well as being recruited to take on Peters, it was reported in June 2019, the National Republican Congressional Committee was recruiting James to challenge freshman Democratic U.S. Representative Haley Stevens of Michigan’s 11th congressional district. On June 6, 2019, James announced that he was seeking the Republican nomination in 2020 to take on Peters.
Michigan is one of two states where an incumbent Democratic senator will be seeking re-election in 2020 in a state won by Trump in 2016. On November 6, 2018, incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow defeated James 52.3% to 45.8%.
John James Net Worth
John estimated net worth is under review.
John James Height and Weight
John stands tall at an estimated height of 5 Feet 7 Inches and has an average body weight.
John James Education
James enrolled and later graduated from Brother Rice High School in 1999 and the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 2004, and served for eight years in the Army, participating in multiple tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was an AH-64 Apache pilot.
He then joined the Ranger School and became Ranger-qualified, but was never part of the 75th Ranger Regiment and is therefore not considered to be an Army Ranger by the U.S. Army. He earned master’s degrees from Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
John James Family
John was born to Mr. and Mrs. John A. James. In 2012, he joined James Group International, where his father, John A. James worked as the CEO. James Group is a global supply chain management service company; James became its director of operations, and eventually became president of JGI and CEO of Renaissance Global Logistics. Renaissance Global, based in Detroit, was the recipient of a $1–2 million Paycheck Protection Program loan during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
James got to be named one of the Detroit Business Journal’s 30 in their 30s of 2012, and Michigan Chronicle 40 under 40 of 2014. He as well served as a board member of the Michigan Council for Future Mobility, Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, and National Veteran Business Development Council. Currently, he serves on the Detroit Workforce Development Board.
John James Wife
John is married to Elizabeth James and togetherher Active Members of a Christian Church in Michigan. The couple has three kids together.