About Scott James

Scott James is a fourth-generation Coloradan who grew up in LaSalle, the town his great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather helped found. The eldest son of a single mom, Scott spent his formative years in the LaSalle Presbyterian Church, Boy Scout Troop 50, in a Valley Vikings Football jersey, and working on Weld County ranches and feed lots.

Scott dreamed of becoming an ag teacher (“teaching farm kids how to be farm kids”) when God interrupted his plans with a new calling. Forty years later, Scott has used his God-given talent as a communicator and public servant, becoming a well-known, award-winning radio personality whose voice has reached across Colorado. Most recently a host of the “Scott and Sadie” morning show, James has delighted in entertaining and informing two generations of Coloradans and serving his community by volunteering tens of thousands of hours for worthy causes and helping raise over $2 million for local and national charities.

Later in life, Scott was called to public service. A former councilman and Mayor in Johnstown, Scott currently serves as a second-term Weld County Commissioner where he helped keep Weld County debt-free with no county sales tax, held the line on property taxes, returned nearly $1 billion to Weld taxpayers, and stood his ground defending our freedom against unlawful orders, mandates, and lockdowns during COVID.

Scott, his wife, Julie, and son, Jack, reside in Johnstown, Colorado. A graduate of Northeastern Junior College, Aims Community College, and Colorado State University, Scott is active at Rez Church, serves on the Bright Futures Board of Directors, and passionately endeavors to shave a stroke or two off his double-digit golf handicap.

Why I’m Running

On September 8, 1996, Pastor Johnny Square of Iasis Christ Fellowship in Fort Collins gave an alter call. It was like somebody put a tack in my seat. I shot up straight in the air and said, “I’ll accept God.” Pastor Square looked at me and said: “You just set a lot of people free.”

I recognize that every skill and every aspect of my life is led and used by the hand of God. I’m just a guy who puts his faith in Jesus and lets Him lead me. From the ranch, to the radio, to your representative in local government, the path may seem unlikely, but in the eyes of God, it’s perfectly directed. Serving our community and our country is what I am called to do.

Our nation is at a precipice. As President Reagan said, it is a time for choosing. We either continue down the dangerous path we are on, or we return the focus to the aspirations and values of the people of Colorado. I want to represent the latter path.

I remember what America used to be. This was a land of opportunity.

Today, we live under an increasingly totalitarian state that wants to disrupt our families and dictate how we live our lives. We see evidence every day of a two-tiered justice system that gives special treatment to its friends while persecuting its opponents. We see crime on our streets, yet criminals not prosecuted. We see parents excluded from their children’s lives in our education system. We see a failing mental and behavioral health system all the while addiction and homelessness reach new heights.

Simply put, Joe Biden is a failure as our president.

Who we send to represent us in Congress is a reflection of who we are.

I am running for Congress because I believe in my fellow Coloradans. I believe in our rugged individualism and the dreams we have for our families. I believe in our commitment to freedom and the rule of law. I believe we deserve a government that is as good as the people it is elected to serve.

I’m not a politician. I’m just a guy who has been given a gift to communicate and a calling to serve. I humbly ask for your support. We must win in 2024 if we want to save our country.