5th Legislative District Republicans ratify Jim Callow
February 4, 2013 · 5:29 PM
Long-time Republican and community leader, James Callow, was ratified overwhelmingly by precinct committee officers to his first term as chairman of the 5th legislative district GOP at the recent organizational meeting.
Callow will oversee a sprawling suburban and rural area of more than 180 precinct committee officers in the areas of Snoqualmie Pass, Carnation, Duvall, North Bend, Issaquah, Maple Valley, Black Diamond and a bit of North Enumclaw.
“I am very fortunate to work with such a wonderful group of dedicated citizen volunteers who contribute thousands of hours each year to disseminate voter information to their neighbors,” said Callow. “We still have plenty of work to do in the 5th. In spite of the drastic downturn in the economy over the past few years, there are those in the state legislature who ignored the economic effects on regular people outside of Olympia. We need to get Washington back on track with a sensible budget and restate our support for education. We also need to listen to the voters.”
Callow is a recognized Republican spokesperson for the 5th district and represents the Bitterroot precinct. He also promoted the re-election efforts of Congressman Dave Reichert and King County Council members Kathy Lambert and Reagan Dunn.
Callow enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and attended the University of Wyoming, receiving a commission with his B.S. degree. He retired as a Major from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service and for a time was a crew member on AWACs Boeing aircraft. Callow now is a Boeing systems engineering manager and lives with his wife, Laura, in Maple Valley. They have a daughter, Hannah, who attends Tahoma Middle School.