The former President & CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the largest urban chamber in Canada, James is an active leader in Edmonton's business and non-profit volunteer communities.
A life-long successful entrepreneur, James understands the focus and drive needed to build something from scratch. Whether it is starting out as an independent business owner many years ago to becoming the President of the Chamber of Commerce, or starting as a student in NAIT’s Construction Engineering Technology and becoming the Chair of NAIT’s Board of Governors, James knows that it is hard work and determination that leads to success.
James also knows that with entrepreneurship comes an inherent responsibility to give back to your community. This is why he actively supports non-profit organizations such as Junior Achievement, Northlands Park, Edmonton Construction Association, Alberta Art Stabilization Fund, Norlien Foundation, Alberta Opportunity Corporation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada, to name a few. A recipient of NAIT’s Alumni Award of Distinction and Top 50 Alumni, James is a current member of the World Presidents’ Organization and the Harvard University Alumni OPM 27.
A life-long Edmontonian born and raised in Edmonton Centre, James and his wife Debbie have been married for 35 years and are the proud parents of three beautiful children.
Everything I have I owe to my city, my country, and the countless people who have helped me along the way. I’m running to serve the community that has been so good to me.
As Canadians and Edmontonians, we face a critical time in our history. With economic uncertainty threatening our prosperity and standard of living, it’s more important than ever to have the right leaders and experience serving our country in Parliament. Alberta still has an Advantage, and it must be maintained.;
Consisting of that part of the City of Edmonton described as follows: commencing at the intersection of Yellowhead Trail NW (Highway No. 16) with 97 Street NW (Highway No. 28); thence southerly along said street and its southerly production to the right bank of the North Saskatchewan River; thence generally southwesterly along said bank to a point due east of the mouth of an unnamed creek at approximate latitude 53°30'04"N and longitude 113°35'13"W on the left bank of said river; thence due west in a straight line to the mouth of said creek; thence generally northwesterly along said creek to Whitemud Drive NW; thence easterly along said drive to 159 Street NW; thence generally northerly along said street, Meadowlark Road NW and 156 Street NW to the Canadian National Railway; thence generally easterly along said railway to Yellowhead Trail NW (Highway No. 16, west of 121 Street NW); thence easterly along said trail to the point of commencement.Read More
I’m proud to support James Cumming for Edmonton Centre. I have known James for 35 years and worked with him for more than 20. He is dedicated to his family and community – a man of integrity and principle, trustworthiness and competence.
He will make an excellent MP for Edmonton Centre and I am happy to endorse his campaign and whole-heartedly recommend you to do the same!
It is a pleasure and honour to endorse James for Edmonton Centre. James is an exceptional individual with amazing leadership ability.
I had the privilege of working with James during our tenure as board members for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. His compassionate leadership during his time as Chair of the Board was crucial to our organization. I am absolutely conﬁdent that his skills and leadership ability will beneﬁt not only his community but our country.
He is genuine, personable, bright, a great family man, an amazing leader. Most importantly, he is committed to making Canada a great place for all of us.
I have known James for over 30 years and I have always been impressed with James’ commitment to community and his willingness to give his personal time to good causes. James is enthusiastic, has excellent communication skills, and always presents himself in a positive and professional manner.
His positive attitude and generous nature is what Edmonton Centre needs in our representative in Ottawa.
We’ve known James for more than 5 years on both a professional and personal level. His character reflects integrity, sincerity and wisdom.
James brings a tremendous depth of experience and professionalism to every job he takes. He’s exactly the type of person this we need to look out for our community in Ottawa.
James is a true Edmontonian with a passion to help make our city great. He is a builder, a communicator with a passion for success. He is the perfect candidate to represent my home in Ottawa with the courage to speak out about issues that are important to our community.