About James Poindexter
James was born and raised in Jacksonville. While attending Jacksonville Public School, James was deeply involved in the Boy Scouts of America, earning his Eagle Scout at the age of 16. After High School, James earned his BA in Political Science from Rollins College in Orlando, Florida in 2011. He went on to study at Florida Coastal School of Law in pursuit of his J.D./M.B.A. James is currently employed by a local area law firm that specializes in labor and employment law.
Since returning to Jacksonville, James has sought out ways to give back to the community that has given him so much. James has served on the executive board of Jacksonville Community Council, Inc., Forward (“JCCI-Forward”) for two years, is an active member of Rotaract of Florida’s First Coast, a mentor at Matthew Gilbert Middle School, and a Citizen Editorial Board Member of the Florida Times Union.
In a letter to supporters that kicked off his campaign, James wrote:
"I want this election season to change the way we think about the environment. I want to use this election as a platform for encouraging economic development and environmental sustainability on the first coast.
But I cannot do it alone.
With your help, we can build a movement. A movement that recognizes that we dot have to choose between conserving our environment and building our economy. Instead, we can make Jacksonville a better place to do business because we care for our natural resources.
Thank you for joining our team! I look forward to working with you until Election Day, and for you every day afterward."