Meet  John James, U.S. Senate candidate

32 Lake Shore Road

Grosse Pointe Farms

John E. James, businessman, combat pilot and candidate for the U.S. Senate, will speak at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, to the Eastside Republican Club at The War Memorial .


The Detroit businessman and 2004 graduate of the West Point military academy is campaigning for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination. Winner of the Aug. 7, 2018, primary will face incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow in the Nov. General Election.


Commenting in advance of the event, Dr. Annette DeSantis Feldpausch, club chairman, noted James’ military background and business experience.


“With his record of creating jobs and defending our country, John James should have quite a story to tell,” she said.


“We expect him to explain why he is the best candidate to defeat Debbie Stabenow in the November U.S. Senate race.”


Feldpausch added, “The Forum is open to the public at no charge, so we invite everyone interested in public policy to attend and take part in the discussion after Mr. James’ remarks.”


James joined the family business, James Group International, after eight years active military service as a Ranger-qualified aviation officer, leading two Apache platoons in combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom.


As president of James Group, he has led the company to increased revenue, up from $35 million to $137 million, while creating 100 additional jobs in Michigan and around the country since 2012.


He also serves as CEO of Renaissance Global Logistics where he is responsible for strategic leadership of people and processes.


While attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, James earned a bachelor’s degree in law and industrial systems engineering. In 2014, he earned a master of supply chain management and information systems from Penn State University’s Smeal School of Business. The next year he earned an MBA from the University of Michigan.


The Eastside Republican Club Forum meets monthly from September to May. Admission is free and the public is always welcome. Learn more at the ERC’s Page on Facebook.

Start Date/Time: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17 End Date/Time: 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 17


Phone: 3138843148

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Primary Contact Name: Jay Hackleman