I have served for five terms as Mayor of the Town of Bladensburg and two years as Town Council Member. Those years serving on the municipal level have given me the experience and heart to serve on the Prince George’s County Council.

 Therefore,  I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy seeking to serve as a member of the County Council for District 5 in Prince George’s County.  As a member of the Council, I will work collaboratively with all community stakeholders to ensure that we are moving our community forward in the right direction.  

During my time as Mayor the Town of Bladensburg received the State of Maryland’s Sustainable Town Designation; achieved a 36% decrease in crime, never increased the town’s tax rate, annexed Newton Green Apartments, collaborated and supported our students and schools, partnered with Federal Capital Partners who invested millions of dollars and resources to transform the Park Place Towers into the Phoenix Apartments just to name a few.

As County Council Member I will focus on the following five areas, which I call the five pillars for District 5:

  • Municipal and Non-Profit Empowerment 
  • Public Safety (Community Policing, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence)
  • Education
  • Seasoned Citizen and Youth Involvement and Support
  • Health and Wellness

I believe with these five pillars, District 5 and our County as a whole can thrive and prosper.

I have held memberships in many organizations such as the Washington Council of Governments, Maryland Municipal League, and the National League of Cities. I also have served as the Interim Executive Director of the Prince George’s Human Relations Commission.

I am a graduate of Howard University with a B.B.A degree in International Business. I also successfully completed the Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program, and the University Of Maryland Academy Of Excellence in Local Governance.

I have a vision for the community that stimulates and promotes growth through home ownership, youth and seasoned citizen involvement, public safety, job creation, and a healthy eating and active living lifestyle which in return, creates a sense of appreciation and a character of responsibility. I believe that in order for any community to prosper, the people of that community must be equipped and empowered to make a positive difference, socially and economically, in a safe environment. I am a Servant Leader.  I strongly believe that you lead by serving, you motivate positive change through positive example and that you love your neighbor as yourself.



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    “I endorse Walter Lee James Jr. because he is the true leader that progressive communities need to advance their causes. Leadership, in his dictionary, is about serving. He is the example our sons need to emulate because not only has he exemplified supporting and leading others by his deeds, but also, by the spirit of humility embodied by him, his great wife, and child. He is a Godly man that believes in knowing his identity and those around him. One who upholds the values and principles of his ancestry, which is expressed in communal living and support. Consequently, this fuels his passion to uplift others, which is ultimately the reason he sits on the board of a cultural competent, community resource, charitable organization, World Ebony Network. This is the man that our sons need to become great leaders of tomorrow. I endorse you, Walter Lee James Jr.”

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    “I support candidate Walter James for District 5. He merges assets like experience, a can do attitude and a genuine heart for the people uniquely in one candidate.”

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    “I endorse Walter James because he has proven himself in his past role as Mayor of Bladensburg MD. I have personally seen how he worked hard for the people not for his gain but for the benefit of the people.”

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    “I support Former Mayor, Walter Lee James, Jr. because he is a true servant leader! His dedication to the Bladensburg community has resulted in lower crime rates, economic development, greater community engagement with our seasoned citizens and youth! His love for community was cultivated in his youth when he volunteered in his hometown to bring free healthcare services to underprivileged and non-insured residents on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. I could go on and on about the tremendous work that he's done as well as his accomplishments, but what sets him apart is his love for people and improving our community. I strongly urge you to support my awesome husband, Candidate James, our next District 5 County Council Member! Thank you in advance for your support!”

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  • endorsed

    “I endorse Walter Lee James Jr. because he is the true leader that progressive communities need to advance their causes. Leadership, in his dictionary, is about serving. He is the example our sons need to emulate because not only has he exemplified supporting and leading others by his deeds, but also, by the spirit of humility embodied by him, his great wife, and child. He is a Godly man that believes in knowing his identity and those around him. One who upholds the values and principles of his ancestry, which is expressed in communal living and support. Consequently, this fuels his passion to uplift others, which is ultimately the reason he sits on the board of a cultural competent, community resource, charitable organization, World Ebony Network. This is the man that our sons need to become great leaders of tomorrow. I endorse you, Walter Lee James Jr.”

  • endorsed

    “I support candidate Walter James for District 5. He merges assets like experience, a can do attitude and a genuine heart for the people uniquely in one candidate.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Walter James because he has proven himself in his past role as Mayor of Bladensburg MD. I have personally seen how he worked hard for the people not for his gain but for the benefit of the people.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Former Mayor, Walter Lee James, Jr. because he is a true servant leader! His dedication to the Bladensburg community has resulted in lower crime rates, economic development, greater community engagement with our seasoned citizens and youth! His love for community was cultivated in his youth when he volunteered in his hometown to bring free healthcare services to underprivileged and non-insured residents on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. I could go on and on about the tremendous work that he's done as well as his accomplishments, but what sets him apart is his love for people and improving our community. I strongly urge you to support my awesome husband, Candidate James, our next District 5 County Council Member! Thank you in advance for your support!”