A Headland native, James received his bachelor of science degree in elementary education and master's degree in instructional leadership from Troy State University Dothan. He is currently employed as a program specialist at Fain Elementary School. He is married to Tasha Williams and has two children: Tylen & Sariah. Thus far, he has learned a lot and takes his hat off to his predecessor for a job well done. He looks forward to seeing the Headland community and city officials come together during his tenure.