Jim Glenn for State Representative
In Owensboro, it’s about results — not empty rhetoric. That’s why Owensboro needs Jim Glenn fighting for our families. Jim has brought good paying Jobs to Owensboro helping families put food on the table. As a college professor, Jim has taken the initiative on creating Education Opportunities – helping every citizen strive to reach his or her full potential. Jim has shown a commitment for improving Owensboro’s Infrastructure which makes the city a better place to work, live, and play. Stand with Owensboro and vote for principled leadership that can bring a better future for our families.
Jim Glenn is a businessman with a record for efficiency. Jim Glenn is an educator with the knowledge and know-how to get things done. Jim Glenn is a Kentuckian, who cares deeply about the future of Owensboro.
Jim Glenn was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He learned the values of hard work and fair play from his father, James, Sr., a Chicago policeman, and his perseverance and keen business eye from his mother, Betty, who worked in retail sales.
Jim became the first person in his immediate family to attend college. As a football player and track athlete at Wisconsin State University-Superior, Jim learned the value and importance of teamwork and team spirit. There, he graduated with a degree in Business Management. Committed to the concept of life-long learning, Jim went on to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and later a Doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Kentucky.
Before coming to Kentucky, Jim worked in industry and accrued an impressive record of achievements, including handling $45 million in sales and graduating Cum Laude from the Borden School of Graphic Art. Because of his expertise, Jim was invited to serve as a guest lecturer and part-time instructor at local colleges.
In 1988, Jim Glenn moved to Owensboro, Kentucky, to pursue his passion for teaching. It was then that he and his family developed their love for Kentucky and became Kentuckians. His success in the Commonwealth has been well documented, from receiving several “#1 Ratings” from his students and colleagues to being awarded the Owensboro Human Relations Commission’s McFarland Leadership Award.
Among his other numerous achievements, Jim was recognized in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, was a panelist for the USA Today newspaper’s Money Section, and is a Kentucky Colonel. In 1993 Jim was called up to serve as Interim Business Dean for Owensboro Community College, where he managed an $8 million budget. He is currently a Professor of Business Technology at Owensboro Community and Technical College.
Jim’s love for teaching is matched by his dedication to the community. He has been a consultant for area small businesses and conducted numerous financial workshops. He has served community organizations, such as the Daviess County Cooperative Extension Services [4-H], H.L. Neblett Community Center and League of Women Voters.
Jim Glenn has shown his leadership abilities as a Director with the Micro Business Center, President of the Owensboro Career Development, and as a Board of Directors member at the Owensboro RiverPark Center and the Owensboro Dance Theatre. Jim has also served as President of the Leadership Council for the American Cancer Society of Owensboro.
He proudly serves as State Representative for Kentucky 13th District, representing the City of Owensboro. Jim’s leadership was recognized by the Kentucky League of Cities with the “Friend of Cities” award for his outstanding work in the legislature advocating for issues that impact cities across the state.
Jim, a widower, was married to Cornelia for 38 years. They have two children, Kim, a mechanical engineer, and Jimmy, a PhD student at Michigan State University.
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- Tuesday 10/27/20: Last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot
- Tuesday 11/3/20: General Election Day. Polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday 11/6/20: Last day for County Clerk’s Office to receive (mail-in) absentee ballot (must be post-marked by 11/3/20)
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Jim Glenn for State Representative
P.O. Box 21562
Owensboro, KY 42304
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