Council Member McCune serves as the Vice Chairman of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee. He also serves as a member of the Community Development Committee, as well as the Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee. Council Member McCune also serves on several other committees and external boards.
PERSONAL & POLITICAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Council Member Jim McCune’s career began over 44 years ago as a provider of Copper River Salmon products in the private sector. Jim served on the board of Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) for 12 years. PWSAC has 5 world class hatcheries in Alaska. These hatcheries are privately owned and operated, creating over 2,500 jobs directly and indirectly, contributing millions of dollars in the Pacific Northwest.
Councilman McCune discovered a desire for public service through his business associations and while taking private courses on early foundational American history and constitutional law. His passion for civics was inspired by the vision our founding fathers had for this country. They appealed to the Supreme Judge of the world for wisdom to design our constitutional republic; thereby, protecting our unalienable right to life, liberty and property. He emphasizes his hope that our courts will return to seeking original intent when deciding law. It is his utmost desire to uphold his oath to support and defend our state and federal constitutions.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord (Ps. 33:12)
CIVIC & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Graham Business Association, member
Eatonville Chamber of Commerce, member
Backcountry Horsemen of Washington, member
Sons of the American Legion, member
2nd and 29th District Republican Club, member
Active church member
Washington State Legislator, 2nd Leg. District
Assistant scout master, Boy Scouts of America
Kiwanis Club, member
Food bank volunteer
Junior high and high school basketball coach for over 10 years
Director, adult community outreach basketball program
Former foster parent
Cornerstone Award, Association of Washington Business
Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Business
100 percent voting record, Farm Bureau
Numerous basketball coaching awards