YOUR VOICE in Newton County

About Jim

Dedicated Leadership | Professional | Integrity

US Navy Veteran
Vietnam Combat Veteran


American Legion, VFW, DAV


  • KCTE Radio, Southwest City, MO 1977-1980
  • KSNF TV, Joplin, 1980-Present
    • News Anchor/News Director
    • Supervised staff of 50
    • Crowder College, Neosho, Communications Adjunct Instructor, 1997-2008


Missouri Southern State University – Media Hall of Fame

My Beliefs:

  • I believe hard work and dedication never go out of style.
  • I believe in being passionate about your job.
  • I believe in strong leadership in county government.
  • I believe in a strong infrastructure for the county – good roads are a must.
  • I believe in a well-equipped sheriff’s department.

I want to get involved and I want to make a difference in our county.
Trust me, to be YOUR VOICE in Newton County government.