MEET THE CANDIDATES: Nisbet seeking fiscal court seat

Published 3:32 pm Thursday, May 17, 2018

James Nisbet

Age: 48

Office sought: Magistrate District 6

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Party: Republican

Education: Transylvania University, Business Administration, Emphasis in Management

Professional background: Business Sales/Account Management with Toyota Tsusho America, The Valvoline Company, Coldwellbanker McMahan Company.  Orthopedic medical device sales with Smith & Nephew and Zimmer Biomet

Occupation: Combined Insurance, a CHUBB Company-sales agent

Political background: First time running for political office

Civic involvement: Served on YMCA board 2007-2015, Currently coaching baseball in Winchester Little League since 2006, Elder and High School Youth Group Sponsor at First Christian Church, Variety Show Benefit for the James B Allen Jr. Generations Center Senior Meal Program.



What would be your top priority if elected?

JN: My top priority if elected office would be to ensure a responsible budget for the Fiscal Court while administering competitive pay for our employees 

What makes you the best candidate for the job?

JN: I believe I possess the necessary skills and depth of experience in the business corporate environment to administer in the Fiscal Court arena.  I have a proven track record in developing new business and identifying new business opportunities in Fortune 500 companies to meet and exceed their financial goals.

What professional or personal accomplishment are you most proud of?

JN: My proudest professional accomplishment I have had would involve being in the operating room as a medical device representative to be part of the advancement of medical technology to include total joint replacement, trauma, biologics and sports medicine.  Success is truly a team sport in the operating room as it is in the Fiscal Court.

What is the biggest challenge facing our community? How would you address it?

JN: The biggest problem our community faces is lack of development to bring in more revenue.  The county needs to work with the state to get the new bypass finished to provide the possibility for growth to bring more opportunity to our community. 

Other comments?

JN: There are good people in office right now and there are good candidates running for office. However we need action people to move the needle of progress forward.  We do not need a faster merry-go-round, we need good, substantial, productive linear growth in our community.  I ask for your vote May 22 to move Clark County forward.