Louise Seeba - Former Saint Paul School Board Member
“James will be a thoughtful, practical, and dedicated School Board member. I am so pleased that he has decided to run. You only need to take a look at James’ numerous SPPS volunteer hours, issue analysis, and community moderating to know he is the real deal.”
Megan Thomas - Former Chair, Senate District 65 DFL and Former Chair, Stonewall DFL Caucus
Brandon Long - Community Leader and Co-Founder, Sustain Saint Paul
“James seems to be everywhere all the time and I mean that in the best possible way. Throughout the years I have crossed paths with James in a variety of ways and have come to have much respect for his deep dedication to the community. As a friend, ally, and neighbor James is kind, considerate, and talented. I am very proud to endorse him for School Board.”
Chris Aerts - Highland Park Senior High School Parent, PTSA Member, and School Volunteer
"I worked with James on PTSA at Highland Park Senior High for three years and he was always an active advocate for SPPS. Since his graduation, he has stayed true to his alma mater by volunteering at many HPSH events. Furthermore, James was an active member in forming Friends of Highland Arts, volunteer manager for Highland Fest, and now a responsible, proactive Executive Director of the Highland Business Association. He has my vote!"
Rick Juliusson - Former Head of School at Friends School of Minnesota
"James is an amazing organizer, visionary, boundless energy, finishes what he starts, progressive, positive, and inspires others. He is a gifted facilitator in meetings, creative, focused, and good with tech. I can't imagine a better person for school board (or any position he sets his mind to)."
Scott Burns - CEO, Structural, Inc.
James has spent years authentically engaging our community in support of all SPPS stakeholders. He will bring a calm, informed, and passionate voice to our school board rooted in his experience as a student and community leader. These are critical moments for our students and our community, and James is the kind of next generation leader who can bring new solutions and thinking to the table."
Friends, Neighbors, and Supporters of James
Eileen and Brad Conzet, Vineeta Sawkar and Jason Branby, Marit Brock, Chris Aerts, Becky O’Keefe, Janet Silversmith, Christine Duncan, Jack Ellis, Joy Swanson, Tiffany Dreher, Wendy Lutter, Michele Moylan, Riley Quinlan, Beth Fraser, Nancy Manley, Michael and Elizabeth Gibba, Ann Nordby, Kathleen Kelley, Laurel Vernon, Stephanie Ross, Richard Beeson, Susan B. Wright, Jenna Klein-Brown, Nancy Bitenc, Leslie Rosedahl, Alex Prince, Jeanine Holden, Tippy Maurant, Sally Bell, Julie Eddington, Laura E. Halferty, Marcy Wengler, Andrew Rorvig and Amanda Karls, Jane Sommerville, Annette Hansen, Tina Fahnestock, Luke Pemberton, Taylor Nelson, Natalie King, Tia Anderson, Patrick Beedle, Michael Cline, Katie Sterns, Melissa Dangaran, Chris Cuddigan, Sara Frommeyer, Carolyn Carr, Eileen Galvin, Kate Walthour, Christine Salomon, Karen and Steve Lewis, Peter ButlerNick Pemberton, Elliot Schwartz, Tanya Refshauge