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James Emmett Justice

James Emmett Justice

Vice President

110 Cottage Street, 2nd Floor
Ashland, OH 44805


Jim Justice has served Ashland County for over 25 years. His civil service began as a Village of Hayesville councilman/president and then mayor, serving each position for ten years. Wanting to contribute to the county on a larger scale, he ran for and won the commissioner seat in 2016. 

During his service to Hayesville, Jim oversaw the sewer and water tower project as well as a new water supply for the town. Jim has also previously served on the Hayesville Board of Special Affairs.

As a county commissioner, Jim utilizes his role to advocate for drug awareness, foster care, mental health and FCFC. He’s committed to partnering with JFS and the sheriff on the various challenges. He also serves on the Board of Revision and Kno-Ho-Co Governing Board.

Jim takes to heart the meaning of service and is committed to volunteering for a number of different causes, including serving as Special Needs Ministry Board President and on the Ashland County Cancer Association and The Faith Fund boards.

Jim has been happily married to Libby for 33 years and together they share two grown children, Ian and Tori.  In his spare time, he enjoys working on his property.


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