About James

My name is James Skutt and I live in Bourbonnais with my wife Amanda and childen Lincoln, Leia & Luke. Amanda and I are proud to call Bourbonnais home and thoroughly enjoy the community in which we have chosen to live and raise our family.

My wife, Amanda, spent 7+ years teaching first grade within Kankakee County and grew up in Manteno, she graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. I was raised in Peotone and graduated with my A.A.S. degree from DeVry University, my B.A. from GSU and received my graduate degree in Strategic Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University.
Our children are our greatest accomplishment! We are truly humbled and honored to be their parents and raise them into strong young adults.

In 2010 I decided to run for Kankakee County board, I won the election in 2010 and was honored to replace a gentleman who served our town and county very well for many many years. Since 2010 I have learned much about our county, the way it operates, its strengths and weaknesses.

Entering 2016 Kankakee County is faced with many tough choices about our present and future that need to be addressed immediately. You can learn more about the issues on my website and as always I want to maintain an open dialogue with everyone as I know all the issues we face can be conquered by this community as a whole and not by a small group of individuals.