Tim James is an American businessman from Alabama. The son of former Alabama Governor Fob James, Tim was born in Opelika, Alabama. He attended Baylor School in Tennessee, where he played high school football, and then Auburn University, where he earned a degree in finance and was a running back on the Auburn Tigers football team.


Tim James is an entrepreneur and business leader, with deep roots in Alabama.  His experience spans many sectors, including construction, transportation, and finance. He bought his first business while in his 20's and has grown multiple ventures into successful enterprises. 

Currently, he serves as the president of Tim James Inc., a business that uses private investment resources to build much-needed infrastructure like bridges and roads. In this role, he has been able to help meet public needs in places where government has been too slow to act.

Tim was born in Opelika and has lived in Greenville most of his life.  He played running back for Coach Pat Dye’s Auburn University football team. He graduated from the School of Business with a bachelor's degree in finance in 1985.

Tim owns his faith in Christ as the foundation of his life.  He met his wife Angela when they both attended Auburn University together. They have been married for 38 years and have three children and three grandchildren.

Tim's background in business and his strong family ties have shaped his conservative views on politics.  He is universally noted as a solid conservative who stands ready to defend Alabama against liberal efforts to wage a culture war on the bedrock elements of America’s foundation: faith, family, and freedom.

Tim's father, Fob James, was a two-term Governor of Alabama.

Fighting for Children & Families

Tim James is seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2022.  James has outlined a platform that would focus on education, resisting the federal vaccine plan, and continuing to fight the cultural war.


James also criticized Ivey and other Republican leaders for supporting a 2019 increase in the gas tax for infrastructure and a gambling plan in the 2021 legislative sessions that fell apart, saying the decisions were “not in alignment” with what Alabamians viewed as important.


“I hate that we find ourselves in this situation because the governor and my family have been friends for more than 40 years,” James said. “The issue is the structure that has been set up around the executive branch, and it’s out of control.”

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