Jim was born into a military family and eventually moved to Lincoln when he was six years old. His parents made sure to instill a belief in individualism and tolerance towards people early on. His first experience with politics was a school field trip where he was able to meet Sen. Chambers who still serves to this day. Jim felt he had a home with the Democrats and volunteered, donated to and even protested alongside the more active members. Another passion was serving as a Boy Scout Leader for many years, helping to usher in change within the Scouts to allow gay members. In 2008 Jim spoke in favor of Barack Obama at the local caucus and then for Bernie Sanders in 2016, but saw that the party was moving more and more toward identity politics and corruption, to the point where people were silenced for not fitting into specific groups. As a result he realized that the democrats were not the tolerant people his parents brought him up to embrace, but rather intolerant and focused on hatred towards those who are different. After Hillary Clinton's nomination by the Democrat Party, Jim decided to sever ties and find a new political home. After listening to some podcasts during his search he began hearing about Libertarians. At about the same time he ran across the Lancaster County meeting event and found a group of people who felt similar things about tolerance and classic liberalism. He holds the old adage of “teach a man to fish” in high regard and that rising tides lift all boats. Welcome home Jim.