Elected RPT Chairman in 2017 and re-elected in 2018, James has delivered consistent growth in every area of the RPT’s operations - fundraising, communications, voter registration, candidate recruiting and training, elections, and legislative advocacy. Under Chairman Dickey the Republican Party of Texas reached a historic $4.7 million cash on hand for the first time ever and is implementing a massive campaign to grow Republican leadership in the state and deliver Texas’ 38 electoral votes to President Trump.
James grew up in Fort Worth, was valedictorian of his high school class, earned Bachelor's degrees in Political Science and English from Stanford University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Baylor University. During his 30-year career in insurance and technology, he held executive positions in sales, marketing, product management, and operations and co-founded three companies. He and his wife Lynda have been married for 31 years, have 3 children and live in the beautiful Texas hill country outside Austin.