Dedicated to Virginia Beach
Vice Mayor Jim Wood, a four-term City Councilman, former police officer and current business owner, is running for re-election to the Lynnhaven District City Council seat.
“I am humbled by the many voters who have asked me to run, and the support is really overwhelming,” said Councilman Wood. “I’m excited by the chance to continue to serve the citizens of Virginia Beach.”
Making a Difference
Councilman Wood will focus on several important issues, including public safety, education and flood mitigation. As a former police officer, Wood understands the need to keep neighborhoods safe and has been a leader on safety issues, from increasing penalties for malicious attacks on pets and DUI offenses.
Jim Wood was appointed by the Virginia Senate to the Joint Subcommittee to Address Recurrent Flooding, an issue he will continue to address. Virginia Beach is among the top cities in the nations at risk for recurrent flooding due to stormwater impacts, and Wood will work for greater state involvement in funding solutions.
Never Stop Learning
A strong believer in lifelong education, Councilman Wood recently earned a Master’s Degree in History, thirty years after earning a Bachelor’s Degree. “I’ve really become a passionate reader of history and pursued a Master’s Degree online, which was a great experience,” said Wood. “You never stop learning in life.”
Family & Community
Vice Mayor Wood has served in many community and volunteer organizations, including serving as President of the Rotary Club of Cape Henry.
Jim and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Kings Grant area of Virginia Beach and have a son who is an attorney, a daughter working in higher education in Europe, and 3 grandsons.