Jesse James Incumbent

Jesse James

Candidate for Assembly District 68

Candidate Information

Candidate Biography

Jesse James is a lifelong resident of the Eau Claire area, graduating from North High School in 1990. After graduating, he enlisted in the US Army, eventually being stationed as a medic in the 397th Engineer Battalion in Eau Claire. After a career in the Army, he worked for several years in the private sector before attending Chippewa Valley Technical College where he earned a degree in Police Science in 2001. He was elected Student Government President and served as a District Ambassador to the college. He worked as a police officer with the Spring Valley and then with the Elmwood Police Departments, until 2002, when he earned a full-time opportunity with the Altoona Police Department. He became the first officer outside of the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department to join the SWAT team. In 2009, he was promoted by the department to be an investigator, before becoming the acting chief of police in April 2011, finally being appointed police and fire chief in October 2013. He and his wife Vicki reside in Altoona and have four beautiful children.

Source: From Legislature website