HUSBAND, FATHER, MARINE,
BUSINESS OWNER, ADVOCATE
Born and raised in Seymour, Jim Lucas understands the values that are important …
Once A Marine…
While I was still attending Seymour High School, I joined the United States Marine Corps as an 0311, Marine Corps Infantry. College did not appeal to me, but the reputation and discipline of the Marine Corps certainly did. After graduating from high school and going off to bootcamp, I graduated at the top of my class as Honorman. I was fortunate that I did well enough in Infantry Training School enough to earn a chance to interview for and be selected to serve at Marine Barracks 8th & I in Washington, D.C.
Marine Barracks 8th & I is the oldest post in the Marine Corps and is the home of the world famous Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, otherwise known as the President’s Own. Marine Barracks 8th & I is also home to two Company’s of the Ceremonial Marching Units, Honor Guard, and the Silent Drill Platoon, which I had the honor of serving on. The Silent Drill Platoon travels the country performing an incredible silent drill routine, presenting to their audiences the ultimate in discipline and precision.
The Marine Corps appealed mostly to me because of its reputation for being the best and most challenging branch of all of our armed forces, and the lessons I learned from my time in the Corps still guide me today.
Family, Experience, Leadership …
I have been blessed with a wonderful family and have three beautiful children, Suzanne, Jack and Madeline, my son-in-law Jason and two incredible grandsons Clark and Freddie.
I have also been blessed as owning and running a small business for 20 years in Seymour. The lessons taught and learned by running your own business; figure it out and fix it, provides very unique and invaluable insight into serving the public. A small business owner doesn’t have the luxury of not fixing a problem and our very livelihood revolves around working with people and creating solutions to problems.