As a DC native, James attended St. Johns High School, and went on to Howard University where he was a Business Management Major. Started a small wholesale business locally (Capitol Works, Inc) where they supplied pyro-technic products to retail-ers and show festivals. We would become certified to bid on government projects and our first opportunity was in facilities where we were responsible for small project man-agement opportunities with HUD (Housing and Ur-ban Development) and other local management companies. Currently, he is with the Howard County Public School System in a management role in the maintenance and custodial division. He have a wife and two lovely teenagers, One is in college at UMBC and the other is in High School at Atholton in Howard County.