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New Executive Director of the Dallas County Republican Party Joel James works hard behind the scenes to give the citizens of Dallas a great place to live, and qualified candidates to vote for. A servant-leader, he prefers to promote others--to get them elected to the perfect office to match their skills--to help the local government run smoothly, rather than to seek an office for himself.

New Executive Director of the Dallas County Republicans is Young and Enthusiastic -- Welcome Back Joel James!

The new Executive Director of the Dallas County Republican Party is returning to the office he worked out of last year off Forest Lane as a Republican Party of Texas Field Operations Director. Based out of the Lake Highlands area office, he helped with canvassing, phone banking, and volunteering throughout the DFW area for over a year. He was promoted to a position in Austin before returning to the Dallas area in January to work on a local campaign for Dallas City Mayor. Prior to moving to Dallas, Joel was in Atlanta Georgia working for a small lobbying firm for two years.

The youngest of four boys, Joel has two older brothers: Garth, who lives in Georgia, and Mahlon who lives close to Mar a Lago. Joel's twin brother Chris--who is two minutes older--is an accountant in Atlanta. All the boys graduated from Sprayberry H.S in Marietta, Georgia. Both Joel’s parents, Selvyn and Laura Mae, are nurses, and they met in church in Jamaica.

He earned his Political Science degree from Kennesaw State in Georgia and is one class short of a master’s in Public Policy from Liberty University in Virginia.

Why is he working for the Republican party? “George W Bush. He’s my favorite president – a compassionate conservative, a rugged individualist, and his policies, like the No Child Left Behind Act. He’s one of my heroes! He and Colin Powell.” Joel was in high school when “W” was president and has been interested in politics ever since. 

One of his favorite TV shows growing up was The West Wing, and he admired Dule’ Hill who played the personal presidential aid in the series. His favorite actor today is academy-award winner Mahershala Ali who just won his second Academy Award for “Green Book and plays Remy on House of Cards.

Want to learn more about local politics? You can contact Joel at or call him: 214-369-9555.

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