About Jim

about jim

Jim Ross has spent decades serving his community and his country. As a former Marine, Arlington Police Officer, businessman, father and grandfather Jim has the strength and passion to serve this city well.

As an active and proud member of Arlington, Jim has served on the board of directors for the Arlington Police Foundation, the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Margarita Society, Special Olympics, and the American Heart Association.

Endorsements

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Testimonials

testimonials

"I’ve lived in Arlington since 1954 and been friends with Jim for over 30 years. Jim is a good and decent man. Arlington will be better with Jim as Mayor."

Jerry Vennum

"Jim is the perfect candidate for Mayor of Arlington. His forward thinking will prove to be a major asset to our City."

Paul Fulks

"Jim Ross is very dedicated to the most prosperous outcomes for Arlington. He can empathize with what the citizens are looking for in leadership. I am excited to see what he will do!"

Jordon Street

"Jim Ross will continue Arlington's proud tradition of visionary mayors who work tirelessly to keep our city a great place to live, work and enjoy life."

Wayne Ogle

"Jim Ross is a selfless servant, brilliant attorney and successful businessman who is well qualified to lead Arlington."

Clay Kelley

"Jim is a wonderful father, grandfather and friend. I have found him to be fair, of sound judgment, committed and focused on his personal life as a family man, his thriving business ventures as well as his attention and service to the community."

Melissa Schlueter

"Jim Ross will be a good leader for Arlington by building on the good and working hard on the issues that need improvement. Jim Ross has my full support."

Ken Cox

"I have known Jim Ross for many years through our mutual work in the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce. I have found him to be genuine, forthright and above all, honest to a fault. My wife Becky and I will enthusiastically be voting for Jim Ross for Mayor!"

Kent Couch

"This good man, Marine veteran, businessman, attorney, will continue to lead us to the Dreams ALL our citizens deserve. He has my support and my vote."

Ignacio T. Nuñez M.D.

"Great choice to carry on the tradition of strong, capable Mayors to lead this Great City! Jim will 'grasp the torch' handed to him from our amazing Mayor Jeff Williams and lead Arlington through this next decade."

John McFarlane

"I have known Jim for many years. He is a straight shooter and exactly the sort of caring, servant leader, we need in Arlington."

Robert Blankenship

"Jim Ross is Arlington. He's a great guy, a community leader, military veteran, successful business man. Arlington would be lucky for Jim to represent us."

Aziz Kobty

"Arlington needs a strong leader. Jim Ross is just what we need to continue Arlington's growth!"

Maureen Maidlow

"Jim Ross continually demonstrates great care and leadership for the people of Arlington. I'm proud to endorse Jim Ross for Mayor of Arlington."

Carla Sue Worley

"Jim has lived a life of service, from the Marine Corps to the police department to the Chamber and charitable organizations helping our community. He understands how to lead in the business community, the courtroom and within the family. Arlington needs Jim."

Brenda Hayes

"Jim Ross is the most ethical and compassionate person I know. Through his experience in the military, law enforcement, and as a lawyer and entrepreneur, Jim has a heart of gold for the community."

Dwayne Lee

"I’ve known Jim Ross for years and have had the opportunity to serve with him on the Arlington Police Foundation Back-The-Blue Bash Committee since 2015. Jim’s love and commitment to this city is unwavering. He will be an excellent mayor!"

William Busy

"Jim is all about helping the community and giving equal opportunities to all the people he meets and works with! Always great to meet people in the community that care about Diversity and Inclusion."

Catalina Villegas

Positions

positions

Doing Business in Arlington

It is important that entrepreneurs, developers, and businessman find Arlington a great place to do business.

Quality Education & Career Development

A strong and competitive Arlington workforce starts with a solid base of quality education

Expanding Transportation & Mitigating Traffic Congestion

With over 17,000,000 visitors a year to our entertainment district and a ever growing population, Arlington continues to struggle with traffic congestion and parking issues.

Public Health & Safety

As a former Arlington Police Officer, Jim knows firsthand what it is like to work the streets of Arlington.

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205 days led to this an incredible evening that turned into a VICTORY PARTY! June 5th, 2021 was a night to remember, one I will honestly NEVER forget.

I am beyond grateful for the love and support throughout this journey... but now the real work begins.

I am ready and honored to be the NEXT MAYOR of Arlington, Texas.

Let's do this!

#JimRoss #thereisanewmayorintown #ArlingtonTexas #jimrossisthenewmayorofarlingtontexas
#TeamJim #teamjimross #humbledandgrateful
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Let’s all work together and unite our city and take it to the next level of being “The Dream City”! Arlington already sets the bar on Entertainment, Tourism, Transportation, and Financial Transparency. Let’s now set the bar in economic development with quality infill development / redevelopment with focus on jobs, quality neighborhoods, and celebrating our diverse community.

Congratulations they found the best man for the job

What a fantastic way to spend my birthday, witnessing a good friend reach the pinnacle of community leadership!!! A beautiful dawning of a new day for Arlington!

Well Deserved… Keep Arlington Safe… Blessed are the Peacemakers.

I’m happy for you!

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🤩 Wow! What an honor! Thank you, Brian Nephew for presenting me with such an incredible gift.

I will wear it proudly!

We are the American Dream City! Go, Rangers! ⚾️

#wedidit #arlingtonmayor #ArlingtonTexas #JimRoss
#thereisanewmayorintown
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🤩 Wow! What an honor! Thank you, Brian Nephew for presenting me with such an incredible gift. 

I will wear it proudly! 

We are the American Dream City! Go, Rangers! ⚾️ 

#wedidit #arlingtonmayor #arlingtontexas #jimross 
#thereisanewmayorintown

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Better start practicing to throw the ball out

Hey Jim, in your tenure as Mayor, you’re bound to have grow out a first pitch sooner or later. You’d better get in some practice 😅

Can I borrow it? I need a jersey to wear to the game in a couple of weeks 😂

Congratulations Jim!!! We knew it!! ❤❤❤

Congratulations Jim. We know you will do a great for us!

Love this! Congratulations Mayor Ross!

How cool is that! Congratulations!!

Way To Go Jim! 🇺🇸 #TeamJimRoss

Congrats Jim Ross!

Congratulations! What an amazing gift!

You deserved it Jim 👍💪❤️

Knock it out of the park Mr. Mayor!!

So excited for you!

I wish you the very best Jim!

Congratulations, Mr. Mayor Jim Ross! ❤️❤️❤️

Congratulations MR. MAYOR!!!!

Congratulations Mayor Jim! 👏👏👏

Love💙

Awesome👏🏾

Way to go!! Congratulations!!

Awesome! Congratulations again Jim Ross !

Cool! Congratulations Jim!!!

u the Man

u the Man

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Arlington, we did it! What an incredible journey this has been.

Thank you for the love, support and encouragement throughout our campaign.

I am so proud of being Arlington’s next Mayor.

We look forward to helping take Arlington to the next level and representing EVERY SINGLE citizen of this community.

Much Love and Admiration,

Jim Ross

#AmericanDreamCity
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Hardest working man, I know! So unbelievably proud of you and what you have accomplished so far. The sky is the limit. You are going to do insanely incredible things for this city. Can't wait to cheer you on along the way! <3

I’m so very proud of my brother Jim, I’m so proud of the great citizens of Arlington for making Jim it’s Major

So excited! Best person for the job, Arlington is lucky!

Congratulations Jim, you have really come a long way since our defensive tactics days. Great job...!

Congratulations! Now I can say I knew the mayor back in the ole days! So happy for you!

Jim- We are on this journey with you to continue the legacy of making Arlington the best Dream City ever! Thanks for stepping up for the challenge…

Congratulations Mayor-Elect. I am looking forward to working together for a better Arlington.

Not only congratulations but may you have much success leading one of America’s finest cities

Looking forward to the continued journey for Arlington! Congratulations, Mayor-elect Ross!

Great job Jim! Been a long time since our Ft. Worth Task Force days. Stay strong!

Well deserved Jim, and with all the man hours put in by so many people that backed you. Excited to see you in your new role Mayor Ross!! ♥️

Congrats Jim Ross on a hard fought and well ran campaign. Excited about the future of our great city and the work that will be done!

CONGRATULATIONS Jim. You know you have Big shoes to fill. We know you will do it. Such an exciting period in the history of this little city with big brass!!!

Congratulations Jim ....🍻 Arlington picked a Great man to be their Mayor..🥳🥳🥳

Congratulations Jim & best wishes to your tenure.

Congrats! Lots of hard work, well deserved, and you will make Arlington great a great Mayor!

Congratulations Mayor Jim Ross! You will do great things for our city! ❤

Congratulations, Jim! Congratulations to Arlington, too!

Congrats Jim! So Glad my great Attoney became our Mayor! Make Arlington greater!!!

So happy for you, and proud of your great accomplishment!

So proud to have you as our Mayor💕 way to go @jimross!

Congratulations Jim! Time to move this city forward with inclusivity!

Congratulations Jim .I know that Arlington is in good hands now 👍👍

Congratulations!! Happy to know you are our next Mayor.

Congratulations!!! We knew you were the best option for our community!!! - Awesome Catering DFW

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Its Election DAY! 

#jimrossformayor #jimrossforarlingtontexas #texas #runoffelection #arlingtontexas #mayoralcandidate #makejimrossournewboss #teamjim #teamjimross #letsdothis #jimross

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Jim Ross - Arlington mayor 2021-forever !

Congratulations Jimbo Dean Hudson

Congratulations Jim!!!

Keep us updated in Destin Jim Ross

Voted again👍

Good luck !

Good Luck, Jim.

Good Luck Jim!!

Yipper dipper kiddo

Good luck!!🤞🏻🤞🏻

Election Day: thank goodness. Way too much JR campaign literature junking up my mailbox.

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We are so thankful for all of the support of every endorsement throughout this campaign! 

Thank YOU!

#jimross  #jimrossformayor #jimrossforarlingtonmayor #votejimross #votejimrossformayor #votejimrossforarlingtonmayor #teamjimross #teamjimrossformayor #teamjimrossforarlingtonmayor #arlingtonmayor #arlingtonlocalelections #arlingtonelections

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Polls open at 7AM on Saturday! Come out and support Jim Ross!!

ARBOR was proud to support you. Congratulations Mr. Mayor!

Yipper dipper kiddo u got this pal

Well deserved support!

Tomorrow is the last day to vote!

Please come out on Election Day 7am-7pm and support Jim Ross for Arlington Mayor!

Polling Locations:
Advent Lutheran Church | Atherton Elementary | Bailey Junior High | Bebensee Elementary | Bob Duncan Center | Boles Junior High | Brockett Elementary | Corey Academy | Dan Dipert Career & Technical Center | Davis Elementary | Ditto Elementary | Duff Elementary | Elzie Odom Athletic Center | Ferguson Education Center | Fitzgerald | Lamar High School | Meadowbrook Recreation Center | Miller Elementary | MISD Student Nutrition Department | Nichols Junior High | Patterson Elementary | Pope Elementary | Sherrod Elementary | South Davis Elementary | South Service Center | Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse in Arlington | Webb Elementary | Young Junior High

#jimross #jimrossformayor #jimrossforarlingtonmayor #votejimross #votejimrossformayor #votejimrossforarlingtonmayor #teamjimross #teamjimrossformayor #teamjimrossforarlingtonmayor #arlingtonmayor #arlingtonlocalelections #arlingtonelections
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Tomorrow is the last day to vote!

Please come out on Election Day 7am-7pm and support Jim Ross for Arlington Mayor!

Polling Locations:
Advent Lutheran Church | Atherton Elementary | Bailey Junior High | Bebensee Elementary | Bob Duncan Center | Boles Junior High | Brockett Elementary | Corey Academy | Dan Dipert Career & Technical Center | Davis Elementary | Ditto Elementary | Duff Elementary | Elzie Odom Athletic Center | Ferguson Education Center | Fitzgerald | Lamar High School | Meadowbrook Recreation Center | Miller Elementary | MISD Student Nutrition Department | Nichols Junior High | Patterson Elementary | Pope Elementary | Sherrod Elementary | South Davis Elementary | South Service Center | Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse in Arlington | Webb Elementary | Young Junior High

#jimross #jimrossformayor #jimrossforarlingtonmayor #votejimross #votejimrossformayor #votejimrossforarlingtonmayor #teamjimross #teamjimrossformayor #teamjimrossforarlingtonmayor #arlingtonmayor #arlingtonlocalelections #arlingtonelections
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Saturday, June 5 from 7:00am-7:00pm is the final day to vote for Arlington Mayor! We need YOU!

ELECTION DAY | SATURDAY, JUNE 5 | 7am -7pm
Locations:
Advent Lutheran Church | Atherton Elementary | Bailey Junior High | Bebensee Elementary | Bob Duncan Center | Boles Junior High | Brockett Elementary | Corey Academy | Dan Dipert Career & Technical Center | Davis Elementary | Ditto Elementary | Duff Elementary | Elzie Odom Athletic Center | Ferguson Education Center | Fitzgerald | Lamar High School | Meadowbrook Recreation Center | Miller Elementary | MISD Student Nutrition Department | Nichols Junior High | Patterson Elementary | Pope Elementary | Sherrod Elementary | South Davis Elementary | South Service Center | Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse in Arlington | Webb Elementary | Young Junior High

#jimross #jimrossformayor #jimrossforarlingtonmayor #votejimross #votejimrossformayor #votejimrossforarlingtonmayor #teamjimross #teamjimrossformayor #teamjimrossforarlingtonmayor #arlingtonmayor #arlingtonlocalelections #arlingtonelections
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Jan and I already voted for Jim Ross and if you haven't done so yet, make sure you do on Saturday, June 5th

If we lived in Arlington Jim Ross would be our choice!

Congratulations! Hard work pays off! Good for you & the City of Arlington! 👍

Voting today for Jim Ross! I need to keep Roger DeFrang happy!

I new you’d win and I am very happy for you. Arlington is a great city!

You got this! 💕

Congratulations to Mayor Jim Ross. My son and I have been seeing you on the news thanks to your law firm. I had the privilege speaking to you briefly on a saturday several years ago. I felt confident I was in the right place. I will be forever grateful to you guys. Wish you the best of luck on an awesome journey.

Jim Ross for Arlington Mayor I’ve never met you in person, but my trusted friend, Mark Caffey is behind you 100% and I trust his judgement completely! You just received my vote. Good luck today!

🎉🎉🎉 CONGRATULATIONS Jim. Arlington is gonna be greater with you being Mayor 🎉🎉

Congratulations ❤️

Congratulations 🎉 #AmericaFirst #lawandOrder

Yes Jim Ross. You did it!!!!!!!

Are you democrat or republican

Yipper dipper kiddo

Keep us posted in Florida

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Did you get a pedicure

Go Jim....🥰🥰

Heather Gilbert it's our salon!

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Thank you Chad. I really appreciate your words and all you do for this community.

Excellent video Chad.

Is the voting done yet.

Last Day of Early Voting! 

#earlyvoting #lastday #jimrossformayor #arlingtontexas #texas #jimrossforarlingtontexas #teamjimross #teamjim #vote #arlingtonlocalelections #arlingtonmayoralcandidate #runoff #letsdothis #makejimrossournewboss

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Voted for you today!

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Omg Love My Sweets Chris!!

#MemorialDay #AlwaysRemember

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Thank you for your service Jim Ross!

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Love Michael Hix! 👏

Michael you’re simply the best. Love you Brother.

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Yipper dipper kiddo

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Wow! What a team!

Yipper dipper kiddo

Working hard with our community to stop hate!

#jimross #jimrossformayor #jimrossforarlingtonmayor #votejimross #votejimrossformayor #votejimrossforarlingtonmayor #teamjimross #teamjimrossformayor #teamjimrossforarlingtonmayor #arlingtonmayor #arlingtonlocalelections #arlingtonelections

☀️ Another fabulous day of early voting! We are so beyond grateful for the support! It means the world to us.

🗳 Vote! Vote! Vote!

#jimrossformayor #TeamJim #ArlingtonTexas #JimRoss #vote #earlyvoting #teamjimross
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The rain finally stopped! Time to get out and VOTE! 👍🏼

Yipper dipper

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