Jim is a Raleigh native, passionate about the community that has afforded him so many opportunities. Jim is a proud graduate of Broughton High School and North Carolina State University. After his freshman year at NC State, Jim sought and obtained his broker’s license, following the footsteps of his grandfather, JK Sherron. Three years later, Jim graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. As part of his entrepreneurship studies, Jim authored a business plan for a commercial development firm taking it from a concept to five year financial projections. Upon graduation, Jim, a Raleigh native, made the easy decision to stay right here at home. Jim is a former basketball and football standout, and a diehard fan of the NC State Wolfpack, Carolina Panthers, and Carolina Hurricanes. When not cheering on one of his favorite sports teams, Jim is often found fishing off the North Carolina coast, hunting, or exploring downtown Raleigh with friends. Shortly after graduation, Jim joined a regional development and property management company where he specialized in leasing, resident relations, and marketing. After 3 ½ years of providing high quality, luxury apartment homes in downtown Raleigh, Jim moved on to focus on his campaign for Raleigh City Council. Jim is proud to have received bipartisan support and the endorsements of the Home Builder’s Association, Triangle Apartment Association, Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, NC Sheriff Police Alliance, and the Wake County Democratic Party. A Raleighite through and through, Jim believes strongly in the importance of public service and trumpeting the many offerings of Raleigh- the best overall and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Jim has previously served on the City of Raleigh Appearance Commission, where he helped guide and promote high quality design in the City. Jim is also an active member of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and Downtown Living Advocates. Jim is a passionate advocate for creating a sense of place, building strong communities, and improving the quality and fabric of life present in our existing neighborhoods, which are rich in history and supporting our current growth.